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CSPA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Lecture Series

2020 has been an eventful year in many ways. Social justice, particularly understanding systemic racism, has been a major theme in many sectors and sport is not immune. Beginning in the early summer of 2020, reports and news stories were released highlighting the lack of diversity in the Canadian sport system. As practitioners working in the field of sport psychology and mental training, it is our responsibility to learn more about how we can dismantle these structures and it begins with education. This 6-part series will discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sport system through a variety of guest lectures.


Next EDI Lecture

June 23, 2021 at 5:00PM (CT)


Understanding Anti-Asian Racism in Sport

Dr. Courtney Szto, Queen’s University


When we talk about "race and sport" Black and white experiences tend to dominate the conversation. Asian athletes, on the other hand, occupy a racial middle-ground, which often results in invisibility. However, COVID-19 has made Asians hyper visible and enabled more violent anti-Asian sentiments to surface. This talk will focus on contextualizing what it's like to be an athlete who exists in the racial "middle."


Please register in advance for this online lecture using the link below.