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Barriers to transgender Canadians’ participation in recreation & high-performance sport

November 19, 2018 — 

At the next instalment of our Research Seminar Series, Dr Sarah Teetzel guides us through a study that sheds light on transgender Canadians’ experience in sport.

WHAT: Research Seminar Series, Barriers to transgender Canadians’ participation in recreation & high-performance sport

WHO: Dr Sarah Teetzel, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 30, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: 220 Active Living Centre Boardroom

How and where transgender (trans) athletes participate in sport is highly contested and inconsistent due to the competing, and often contradictory, policies in force throughout the country in different sport disciplines at a different levels of competition. This study sought to seek out and amplify the voices of people impacted by trans eligibility policies in sport.

The study also sought to provide high-performance women athletes and athletes who identify as trans an opportunity to speak openly about trans athlete inclusion in sport, and to comment, criticize, or demonstrate their support for current policies without fearing repercussions. 


The Research Seminar Series is a function of the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute. The Institute aims to facilitate, conduct and disseminate research of the highest quality to advance our understanding of health, leisure and human performance.

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