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Sport, Sex and Identity Symposium

March 30, 2016

U of T experts to discuss how sport shapes identity and reflects humanity

Toronto, ON – How can sport act as a platform to promote human rights and break down barriers? How can it reflect and define our cultural identity and shape gender roles?

Join U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for Sport, Sex and Identity, a public symposium discussing the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in sport and physical activity.

Mark Tewksbury, best known as an Olympic gold medalist, will lead the event and Keynote Speaker Bruce Kidd will discuss sex testing in competitive sport. Kidd will examine the recent discrimination against Dutee Chand, a female sprinter with naturally high testosterone levels, and her future at the Rio 2016 Olympics.


Master of Ceremony Mark Tewksbury
Olympic Gold Medalist  |  Chef de Mission, 2012 Summer Olympic Games  |  Humanitarian

Keynote Speaker Bruce Kidd
Vice-President and Principal University of Toronto Scarborough | Sport Policy Advisor
The Ongoing Struggle Against Sex Testing: 2016

Margaret MacNeill, Michael Atkinson and Caroline Fusco

  • Media representations and identity
  • Gender and identity issues in the locker room
  • Depression and masculinity

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto, 93 Charles Street West





Katie Babcock, Communications Specialist
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
Tel: 416-278-6568