Roundtable on Racism in Hockey – Video

On March 30th, 2019, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario held a Roundtable on Racism in Hockey. To the best of our knowledge, it was the first gathering of its kind with the objective to address racism as opposed to simply increasing diversity. This event was made possible…

Roundtable on Racism in Hockey – March 30th

Last fall, Bob Dawson reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in co-organizing an event to address racism in Canada’s game. Naturally, I said YES. Bob was the first Black player to play in the Atlantic Intercollegiate Hockey League in 1967 with St. Mary’s University. As a diversity consultant and Black…

Links Round-Up: Boynton and Carcillo speak out; Black hockey fandom; UND women launch discrimination lawsuit; and more

Formerly known as “Weekly Links,” our round-up of important and interesting pieces from the hockey blogosphere and media will now appear twice a month. There’s plenty of commentary floating around about the Capitals’ win and celebration but here’s one focusing on the significance of carving Devante Smith-Pelly’s name into Lord Stanley’s Cup [The Undefeated]. In…

Roundtable: P.K. Subban’s “Third Way”?

Roundtables are an occasional feature on Hockey in Society. Roundtables present brief commentaries from Hockey in Society contributors on pressing or timely issues within hockey and its culture, with the aim of presenting multiple critical viewpoints on the topic under discussion. P.K. Subban stated a few weeks ago that he would not be kneeling during…

Hockey at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

This year at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), amidst the star-laden Hollywood premieres and films from 74 countries, two (unsurprisingly Canadian) films debuted that use hockey as a lens to examine larger social issues. Indian Horse (directed by Stephen Campanelli): The powerful story from wonderful novel (reviewed by Mark Norman here) reaches the screen largely…