James Mandigo, PhD

Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International, Professor, Kinesiology

Office: ST 1361C
905 688 5550 x4789

Appointed Vice Provost for Enrolment Management and International on May 1, 2016. Prior to his appointment, James served as Interim Dean for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences from 2013 – 2015, Associate Dean from 2012 – 2013, and Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Development from 2005 – 2012. James also holds a faculty appointment as a Full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. His current research and development project in the Central American countries of El Salvador and Guatemala explores the role that sport and physical education have in the prevention of youth violence.

  • Development of life skills through sport and physical education
  • Sport for development and peace
  • Prevention of youth violence through sport
  • Ontario Physical and Health Education Board of Directors and Past President
  • Member of Canadian Sport for Life Leadership Team
  • Tait McKenzie Award, 2015. Awarded by Physical and Health Education Canada
  • Certificate of Recognition – Ministry of External Relations, 2014. Awarded by the Government of El Salvador

Book and Book Chapters

Stanec, A., Bhalla, J., & Mandigo, J. (2016). Exploring the issues faced by immigrant children in physical education. Chapter in D. Robinson & L. Randall (Eds). Social Justice in Physical Education: Critical Reflections and Pedagogies for Change (pp. 248-270). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Temertzoglou, T., Challen, P., Livingston, L., Mandigo, J., & Roy. B. (2014). Kinesiology: An introduction to exercise science. Toronto: Thompson Education.

Mandigo, J. L., Corlett, J., Ticas, P., & Vasquez, R. (2014). The role of physical education in the prevention of youth violence. A life-skills based approach in El Salvador. Chapter in K. Young & C. Okada (Eds.). Sport, Social Development and Peace. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Mandigo, J.L., & Lathrop, A. (2014). Physical Literacy and it’s Relevance to Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy in Canada. Chapter in M. Chin & C. R. Edington (Eds). Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practices (pp. 93-108). Urbana, IL: Sagamore.

Published Referred Articles

Lodewyk, K., & Mandigo, J. (in press). Early Validation Evidence of a Canadian Practitioner-Based Assessment of Physical Literacy in Physical Education: Passport for Life. The Physical Educator.

Mandigo, J. L., Corlett, J., & Ticas, P. (2016). Examining the role of life skills developed through Salvadoran physical education programs on the prevention of youth violence. Journal of Sport for Development, 4(7), 25-38.

Cline, L., Mandigo, J. L., Klentrou, N., & Roy, B. (2015). A school based type 2 diabetes prevention program for Canadian elementary students. PHEnex, 6(3), 1-15.

Andre, M. H., & Mandigo, J. L. (2013). Beyond the game. Analyzing the usefulness of games to promote life skills development. Pensar a Practica, 16(4), 1258-1270.

Mandigo, J. L., Harber, V., Higgs, C., Kriellaars, D., & Way, R. (2013). Physical literacy within the educational context in Canada. ICSSPE Bulletin – Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education, 65, p. 360-366. Retrieved from https://www.icsspe.org/content/no-65-cd-rom

Corlett, J. & Mandigo, J. (2013). A day in the life. Teaching physical literacy. Physical and Health Education Journal, 78(4), 18-24.

Andre, M., & Mandigo, J. (2013). Analyzing the learning of the taking personal and social responsibility model within a new physical education undergraduate degree program in El Salvador. The Physical Educator, 70(2), 107-134.

Fletcher, T., Mandigo, J., & Kosnik, D. (2013). Elementary classroom teachers and physical education: Change in teacher-related factors during pre-service teacher education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 18(2), 169-183.

Fletcher, T., & Mandigo, J. (2012). The primary school teacher and physical education: A review of research and implications for Irish physical education. Irish Educational Studies Journal, 31(3), 363-376

  • Movement Orientation through Developmental Games
  • Human Growth and Motor Development
  • International Perspectives on Development through Sport, Health, and Physical Education
  • Scholarship of Physical Education Research