Brock-Canada Games Research Profiles

The Niagara 2022 Canada Games provides an exciting “living laboratory” of sorts. There are all kinds of research and scholarship opportunities we can pursue that will shed light on a wide range of economic, political, social and cultural topics not only directly related to sport but relevant for society in general.

In the time leading up to the Games, we will be posting a series of articles, Q&As, profiles and other material on research and scholarship related to the Games. The series will include work already being done as well as ideas for future work. We are excited that Brock can take the lead on creating the first “academic” Canada Games.

Catherine Parayre

Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) & the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC)
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts

Catherine Parayre is an Associate Professor in Brock’s Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and at the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), and co-editor of the Small Walker Press. Parayre and her team are working on a book project focusing on lacrosse.

Michele K. Donnelly

Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Michele Donnelly is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. Her research interests include gender and sport, particularly gender equality and the Olympic Movement/Games and in sport governance; alternative sport, such as roller derby, skateboarding, snowboarding; and girls- and women-only activities, including women’s home improvement workshops, entrepreneur organizations, and sport and recreation groups.

Brian Roy

Professor, Kinesiology
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Brian Roy, Professor of Kinesiology and Interim Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, researches how exercise and diet regulate the body’s physiological systems, muscle metabolism and sport injuries. His teaching is focused on human physiology, sport nutrition and exercise physiology.

Karen Fricker

Associate Professor, Dramatic Arts
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts

Fricker is one of 11 Brock researchers and scholars who received funding under the 2019-2020 round of the VPR Canada Games Grant program. Here, she discusses her creative research project titled “Circus on the Canal.” 

Nicole Luke

Assistant Professor, Applied Disability Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Luke is one of 11 Brock researchers and scholars who received funding under the 2019-2020 round of the VPR Canada Games Grant program. Here, she discusses the research she’s conducting, titled “Understanding the Impact of Participation in the Canada Games on Individual Ontario Athletes.”

Nicole Chimera

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Chimera is one of 11 Brock researchers and scholars to have received funding under the 2019-2020 round of the VPR Canada Games Grant program. Here, she discusses the research she’s conducting, titled “Injuries and Illnesses across 10 years of Canada Games Competitions: 2009-2019.”

Jonathan Younker

Head of Library Systems and Technology
Brock University Library

Younker is one of 11 Brock researchers and scholars to have received funding under the 2019-20 round of the VPR Canada Games Grant program. Here, he discusses the research he’s conducting, titled “Canada Games Research Collection/Support and Digital Storytelling Initiative”

Amy Friend

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Studio
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts

The third of our series is an interview with Amy Friend, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Studio at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts.

Dr. William Marshall

Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

The second of our series is an interview with Dr. William Marshall, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.

Dr. David Fancy

Professor, Theatre Praxis
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts

The first of our series is an interview with Dr. David Fancy, Professor of Theatre Praxis at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.