The Centre for Sport Capacity is a hub for sport management research, student experiential learning, and practical support to sport organizations in Niagara Region and across Canada.
As a collaborative of faculty, students, colleagues from other institutions, and experts from the sport community, the Centre works to both understand and expand the capacity of sport organizations.
Knowledge mobilization is a key role of the Centre, putting research-based evidence to work, and finding practical solutions to the challenges facing sport leaders.
About the Centre for Sport Capacity
Director – Julie Stevens, PhD – Sport Management
Major Sport Events and Volunteers; Canadian Hockey and Sport Industry – Amateur, Professional and International; Change Management; Sport Policy; Hockey – Women’s and Men’s History, Development, Ethics, Controversy; Athlete Development from Grassroots to National Teams
Martha Barnes, PhD – Recreation and Leisure Studies
Delivery of Recreation and Sport in Communities; Inter-organizational Relationships; Philanthropic Behaviour (Volunteerism, Donor Behaviour)
Jeff Boggs, PhD – Geography and Tourism
Nicholas Burton, PhD – Sport Management
Sponsorship; Ambush marketing; Athlete endorsements and brands; Sport marketing; Business of European football (soccer); International sport business
Chris Charlebois – Sport Management
Sport event hosting, organization and management. Economic impact of sport events.
Ryan Clutterbuck – Sport Management
Laura Cousens, PhD – Sport Management
Organizational and field-level change, inter-organizational relationships, relationship marketing, neo-institutional theory, networks of community sport providers, sport for development.
Hilary Findlay, PhD – Sport Management
Legal issues in sport; Regulation of sport; Athlete agreements; Doping; Dispute and Dispute Resolution; Discrimination; Violence in Sport; Discrimination/human rights; International Regulation of Sport
Paul Jurbala, PhD – Sport Management
Organizational change and change management; National, Provincial and Community Sport Organizations.
Shannon Kerwin, PhD – Sport Management
Organizational Behaviour in Sport (e.g., Conflict, Values); Volunteer Management; Leadership; Sport Experiences
Pat Reid, PhD – Sport Management
Kyle Rich, PhD – Recreation and Leisure Studies
Community sport and recreation; Rural community development; Community development through sport and recreation; Social inclusion in/through sport and recreation
Kirsty Spence, PhD – Sport Management
Leadership; Leadership Development; Executive Coaching (in Sport Management)
Just as the capacity for sport organizations varies, so do the challenges facing them. Through the expertise at the Centre we understand there are some common themes and similarities. The video below expands on our perspectives.