Guest speaker to share the socio-economic effects of sporting events on host communities – The Brock News


Beyond the results of competitions, major sporting events have social and economic impacts on their host communities. These impacts will be presented on Friday at the next Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series event.

Recent research by Marijke Taks, Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Full Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, will be presented with a particular focus on comparison of big and small sporting events.

She will present her conclusions on Friday, October 7 during her conference entitled “Reflections on the socio-economic impacts of major sporting events“. The presentation will discuss what can be learned from non-mega-sports events, as the historical outcome of mega-sports events is not always positive.

Taks is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Movement Sciences at KU Leuven in Belgium. His area of ​​expertise is the socio-economic aspects of sport and recreation with a particular focus on sporting events. She also studies the behavior of sports consumers from various groups in society.

The Goodman Lecture Series provides Goodman faculty, staff, and students with an informal opportunity to listen to and discuss recent advances in research, teaching, and practice with business colleagues.

The conference will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Sankey Chambers. Goodman faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Members of the Brock community interested in participating are encouraged to email Crystal Li at [email protected] to reserve a spot.


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