For anyone interested, there will be a series of talks on the topic of disability and sport in various locations on the University of Alberta campus on Tuesday (February 14) and Wednesday (February 15) as part of the Disability, Sport, and Ableism Conference. Here is a quick run-down of talk titles, locations, and times:
1. From Pistorius to Para-Olympism: Contentious Paralympic Issues
(Panelists listed below)
Feb 14, 12:30 to 2 pm, PE E-120
2. What Can One Do With Ableism?
Lecture: Dr. Gregor Wolbring
Feb 15, 3 to 4:30 pm, ETLC ELO18 Followed by social at Leva Cafe
3. Albeism, Obsolescence & Body Technology
Seminar with Dr. Gregor Wolbring
Feb 15, 11am, Tory 14-28 (rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org)
Featured Panelists & Speakers:
David Greig MHK, ChPC is a National Talent Development Coach for Para-Athletics, Athletics Canada.
Dr. P. David Howe is a former Paralympian, a coach, a journalist and a sport anthropologist who studies social theories of embodiment.
Jean Laroche, ChPC is the Lead Coach for Para- Athletics at the Sherbrooke (QC) High Performance Centre.
Danielle Peers, M.A. (U of A) is a former Paralympian, a coach, a Ph.D student and a Trudeau Scholar who studies disability, sport & human rights.
Dr. Gregor Wolbring (U of C) is an Assistant Professor in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, who studies ethics and governance of science and technology with a focus on issues faced by disabled people.