Public lecture: The cult of conditioning and the harm it does
Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

Public lecture: The cult of conditioning and the harm it does

  • Homburg Centre - Saint Mary's University (Classroom 211) (map)
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Dr. Jason Holt
Dr. Larry Holt (Acadia University And Dalhousie University)

“The cult of conditioning and the harm it does”
Together they discuss the impact of non sport-specific training, or cult conditioning, on a pre- and post- 2008 Tiger Woods. Through the tale of two Tigers they will discuss their research behind explaining how Tiger went from winning 14 majors before 2008 to zero thereafter. In addition to Tiger, the presentation will address conditioning techniques in other sports such as swimming, with particular attention to the careers of Nancy Garapick and Missy Franklin. It concludes with prescriptions for limiting the negative impact of sport/exercise practices in contemporary training.

Presented by the Centre for the Study of Sport & Health.

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Holiday Parade of Lights: Volunteer marchers wanted!
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Parade of Lights: Volunteer marchers wanted!

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The SMU Alumni Office is excited to announce that they are taking part in the 22nd Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights. 

All alumni, students, staff, faculty and their families are invited to join them at the parade to march with their beautiful holiday themed float.

The parade will take place on Saturday, November 18. All volunteers are to meet in the CFB Halifax Dockyard at 5 p.m.

The parade route is approximately 2.5 kilometres and total time of the parade is approximately 2 hours from start to finish. If you are interested in participating please send an email at alumni.assistant@smu.ca to register.  

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Halifax International Security Forum: The Future of Global Leadership
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Halifax International Security Forum: The Future of Global Leadership

  • McInnes Room, Dalhousie Unversity (map)
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The 9th annual Halifax International Security Forum will bring delegates from more than 90 countries to Halifax to engage in a constructive dialogue that will strengthen strategic cooperation among democracies and define the global security agenda for 2018.

Five distinguished delegates from the forum will discuss the future of global leadership at a public event.

  • Tom Clark, Moderator
    Chair, Public Affairs and Communications,
    Global Public Affairs
  • Tawakkol Karman
    Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder,
    Women Journalists Without Chains
  • Bessma Momani
    Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • General Petr Pavel
    Chairman of the Military Committee, NATO
  • Jonathan Tepperman
    Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy

This event is co-hosted by the Halifax International Security Forum, Saint Mary's University and Dalhousie University.

Event poster (PDF)

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Roundtable talk: The issues and challenges facing aboriginal youth and artists
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Roundtable talk: The issues and challenges facing aboriginal youth and artists

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Live Art Dance & Red Sky Performance Roundtable Talk

Join SMU, Dalhousie, and Live Art Dance in a round-table discussion with Indigenous students and educators, led by Red Sky Performance Artistic Director Sandra Laronde.

Come discuss the issues and challenges facing aboriginal youth and artists with one of Canada's most innovative choreographers.

Refreshments provided.

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Region, Nation or Borderland? Sport and Social Relations in the North Atlantic World, 1867-Present
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Region, Nation or Borderland? Sport and Social Relations in the North Atlantic World, 1867-Present

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Dr. Daryl Leeworthy
Swansea University & CSSH Visiting R.A.

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In the year of Canadian confederation, 1867, a lacrosse team crossed the Atlantic from Canada to conduct a tour of Britain and Ireland. It left behind a legacy of lacrosse playing subsequently matched by enthusiasm for hockey, basketball, and baseball. Seen from the Anglophone power centres of the North Atlantic World, London and Dublin, these sports have little relevance to British and Irish society. But from the bottom up? This talk explores the relationships between regions, nations, and borderlands, and argues that although the sports people play may be much the same, the social and cultural reasons differ depending on which direction you look at sporting history.

Free admission and open to the public

Questions? colin.howell@smu.ca

 

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Lecture: General John de Chastelain on the Northern Ireland Peace Process - November 9
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

Lecture: General John de Chastelain on the Northern Ireland Peace Process - November 9

General John de Chastelain

General John de Chastelain

General John de Chastelain is the former Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning in Northern Ireland. General de Chastelain played a key role in the decommissioning of Irish Republican and pro-British Loyalist paramilitary weapons and explosives.

Peaceful Schools International

With generous support from

  • The Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor.
  • Irish Studies Programme
  • Department of Political Science

Related

General John de Chastelain receives Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree

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Reading Series: Dr. Tony Charles - Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Series: Dr. Tony Charles - Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation

Dr. Tony Charles of Environment and Business will be here to discuss his newest book, 'Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation',  as an installment of our Faculty Author Series.

Refreshments will be served. 

Room LI135

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Reading Series: Dr. Rohini Bannerjee - From Meno-pause to Meno(play): New Delhi and the Indian Tango
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Reading Series: Dr. Rohini Bannerjee - From Meno-pause to Meno(play): New Delhi and the Indian Tango

Dr. Rohini Bannerjee of Modern Languages and Classics will be here to discuss her latest article, 'From Meno-pause to Meno(play): New Delhi and the Indian Tango', as part of our popular Faculty Author Series.

Refreshments will be served.

Room LI135

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