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Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

Janice Forsyth is a kinesiologist, interested in exploring sport’s relationship to Indigenous and Canadian culture, especially as it relates to matters of inequality, health, and social change. Her research focuses on the way sports have been used as tools for colonization, and how Indigenous people have used those same activities for cultural regeneration and survival. The insights generated from her work have shaped federal policies on sport and health, while generating critical acclaim and attention from scholars, practitioners and major media.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, The University of British Columbia


Member, Royal Society of Canada & R. Tait McKenzie Lifetime Achievement Award