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  • Janice Forsyth
  • Dr. Janice Forsyth elected Member of The College of the Royal Society of Canada

    Royal Society of Canada

    elected Dr. Janice Forsyth a Member of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Janice Forsyth, Associate Professor

PhD, Kinesiology, Western University

Janice Forsyth is a kinesiologist, interested in exploring sport’s relationship to Indigenous and Canadian culture, especially as it relates to matters of inequality, health, and social change. Her research focuses on the way sports have been used as tools for colonization, and how Indigenous people have used those same activities for cultural regeneration and survival. The insights generated from her work have shaped federal policies on sport and health, while generating critical acclaim and attention from scholars, practitioners and major media.

Areas of Specialization

  • Aboriginal physical practices, health and identity
  • Power relations and the body
  • Sociology of sport
  • Qualitative research
  • Sport and Canadian culture
  • Canadian sport history

Selected Publications