Laura Misener

Dr. Laura Misener is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada). Her research focuses on how sport and events can be used as instruments of social change with a particular emphasis on how sport for persons with disability can positively impact community accessibility and social inclusion. Her research program is interdisciplinary in nature and pushes the traditional boundaries of sport management to emphasize the importance of critical scholarship for innovation.

Dr. Misener’s research recognizes that sport is a multilevel enterprise, so it examines the spectrum of community sport organizations to elite sport systems, including the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. In order to understand the ramifications of sport and physical activity, her work considers the linkages between sport and other industries, particularly health, leisure, urban development, tourism, and recreation.

COVID-19 isn’t our only public health crisis. Social isolation, a proven risk factor for premature morbidity and mortality, continues to pervade as an epidemic. Closing playgrounds, a much safer option than playing indoors, only exacerbates an already deadly situation for kids.

The University of Calgary is hiring for a socio-cultural position in Kinesiology with a focus on anti-racism and decolonial perspectives. Check it out!

Women's Para Hockey of Canada was able to turn their in-person hockey camp into a 'Para Hockey at Home Virtual Camp'. @Teec15, coach of the national women's para hockey team, shares, "That's kind of the name of our game, is to adapt". @CSHWT

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