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Join the MRU Library and special guest Dr. Richard Norman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University, for an online discussion exploring the interconnections between nationalism, decolonization, and anti-Blackness within sport in Canada. This presentation will focus on how racialized and those identified as belonging to marginalized communities continue to be impacted by Canada’s colonial past, and how organizations can work to promote meaningful inclusion and equity in athletic spaces.


Dr. Richard Norman is a researcher, lecturer, futurist and strategic consultant whose work aims to affect change towards a more socially just, sustainable and resilient future. His work focuses on the lived experiences of peoples who have been marginalized in our society. 

Richard’s doctoral research at the University of Waterloo explored the intersections of “race”, whiteness and colonialism in the sport of curling, while aiming to deconstruct dominance within sport culture. His research privileges the use of narrative form as it aligns with oral traditions held by First peoples around the world to explore new ways of knowing and understanding. 

Richard’s research is committed to approaches that open up discourse & dialogue and work towards a more humane and morally-driven worldview. His commitment to research continues with his most recent work, the Sport, Diversity & Race Project, a Postdoctoral fellowship led by Dr. Norman in collaboration with the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.


Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Delivery Online
Presented by:
MRU Library

Registration is required. There are 49 seats available.

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