Office of Research Services April podcast: The Pan Am Games: A boost for the Niagara Region?

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BrockUResearch: Consider This is a monthly podcast series launched Sept. 25 by the Office of Research Services and co-produced with Brock University’s radio station, CFBU.

Each month, our researchers tackle an issue of interest to the community. They draw upon their findings, insights and experiences to broaden and deepen understanding in a particular area.

Hosted by Mike Saunders, the podcast departs from the traditional question-and-answer approach. Our researchers – typically from different departments and disciplines – sit at the table and discuss and debate the issue with one another, each adding their unique piece of the puzzle.

April’s podcast is: The Pan Am Games: A boost for the Niagara Region?

The excitement is building! Starting on July 10th, thousands of athletes and their fans will be converging in Toronto, first for the Pan Am Games and then the Parapan Am Games. Niagara will be hosting events at two locations. There are high hopes that these events – and the games in general – will bring great benefits to Niagara.

Here to discuss the impacts of the Pan Am Games on Niagara are members of Brock University’s Centre for Sport Capacity: Julie Stevens, sport management associate professor and director of the Centre for Sport Capacity, Chris Charelbois, business development and operations director with the Niagara Sport Commission, and Shannon Kerwin, assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management.

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