Visiting coaches to share socio-economic impact of sports in host communities – The Brock News | Whuff News

Beyond the results of the competition, major sports have a social and economic impact on their host communities. These effects will be presented on Friday in the next installment of the Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series.

The recent research of Marijke Taks, Vice-Dean Research at the Faculty Health Sciences and full Professor at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, will be presented with a special focus on the comparison of large sports and small game.

He will present his findings on Friday, October 7 during his talk titled, “Reflections on Socio-Economic Impacts of Major Sports Events.” The presentation will discuss what can be learned from non-sports events, as the historical record of mega games is not always positive.

Taks is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at KU Leuven in Belgium. His specialty is the socio-economics aspects of sport and leisure with an emphasis on sport. He also studies the sports buying behavior of different groups in society.

The Goodman speaker series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with a unique opportunity to hear and discuss the latest developments in research, education and practice with industry partners.

The lecture will be held from 12:30 to 2pm in Sankey Chambers. Goodman faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Members of the Brock community interested in attending are encouraged to email Crystal Li at to reserve a seat.

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