SHAPING UP

Pacific Research Symposium on
Sport and Sustainable Development

Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd June 2018
FBE Postgraduate Lecture Theatre
The University of the South Pacific
SUVA, FIJI

Calling on researchers and practitioners from around the world for the inaugural Research Symposium on Sport and Sustainable Development in the Pacific.  Learn about the latest developments in research on the contribution of sport to sustainable development across sport, physical activity and physical education – including the findings of a new research project featuring case studies of the economic and social impact of sport in Fiji and Samoa.

The Research Symposium will feature keynote addresses from international experts, roundtable sessions on contemporary challenges in Sport for Development and Peace, and concurrent sessions across the core themes of:

  • The Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Sport and Public Policy
  • Measuring the Impact of Sport on Society
  • Leaving no one behind in Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education

This is one of the official events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The University of the South Pacific and aims to ‘celebrate’ the contribution of sport to sustainable development and ‘shape the future’ of the research agenda underpinning sport, sustainable development and public policy globally and specifically in Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

Research Symposium Programme

Tuesday 19 June: Workshops on research design and methodology on ‘Sport & Economics’ and ‘Sport & Social Impact’
Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st June: Two-day Research Symposium at the Faculty of Business and Economics Postgraduate Lecture Theatre followed by a closing cocktail function, hosted at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies
Friday 22nd June: Regional Policy Forum hosted by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on “Tackling Sustainable Development in the Pacific through Sport”, which is open to policy makers, policy advisors, development partners, and regional stakeholders from the Sport and Development sector

International Keynote Speakers  

Dr Wladimir Andreff, Professor Emeritus at The University of Paris (France)
Dr Wladimir Andreff is a Professor Emeritus at the University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, Honorary Member of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies, Honorary President of the International Association of Sports Economics and the European Sports Economists Association, President of the Scientific Council at the Observatory of the Sports Economy, French Ministry of Sports. Wladimir has published over 400 articles, 12 books and edited 17 books.

 

 

Dr Emma Sherry, Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University (Australia)
Dr Emma Sherry is an Associate Professor at Swinburne University in Melbourne, specializing in Sport for Development and Peace. Emma’s current research includes meta-analysis of national sports policy in Commonwealth countries, an integrated literature review of research in Sport for Development, and a broad range of research projects measuring the social impact of sport in Australia and the Pacific. Emma has completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, a Master of Business (Sport Management) and a PhD at Deakin University. Emma is co-editor for the Journal of Sport for Development and is on the editorial board of Communications and Sport Journal.

 

Submit an Abstract Book your Seat
Calling for abstracts from researchers across the Pacific Islands and around the world under the following themes:

  • The Contribution of Sport to the SDGs
  • Sport and Public Policy
  • Measuring the Impact of Sport on Society
  • Leaving no one behind in Sport, Physical Activity & Physical Education

The closing date for abstract submissions is Friday 11th May 2018. Visit the University of the South Pacific website for detailed Abstract Guidelines.

Register to attend the Shaping Up: Pacific Research Symposium on Sport and Sustainable Development.

Registration is FREE for all participants thanks to the support of the event partners. Further information will be available on the website of the University of the South Pacific including details for international and regional delegates on travel to Fiji, accommodation options, and local information to help you plan your visit to Fiji. Seats are limited, so don’t delay – register today!

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Abstract Submission

Please contact lolesio_s@usp.ac.fj and martin.burrows@usp.ac.fj  for clarifications on abstracts!

No more submissions accepted at this time.

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