NHL succumbs to non-binary power play

NHL succumbs to non-binary power playSo why aren’t there any trans men in the NHL? Imagine the Academy Awards coming out in favour of returning The Dreamers to their home country. Or the Tonys advocating a repeal of gay marriage. That’s the equivalent of the NHL’s Twitter site tweeting, “Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is…

Life skills needed for long NHL career are learned in minor hockey

Seasoned pro players offer insights into early lessons that helped them stick around in the big leagues

Life skills needed for long NHL career are learned in minor hockeyIf, as an old adage suggests, the National Hockey League is the hardest professional league to make but the easiest to stay in, the staying part might come courtesy of lessons learned back when the players played for fun, according to a University of Alberta study looking at the acquisition of psychological skills and characteristics of players…

Canadian charities must be more accountable

The WE Charity scandal shows that our rules surrounding charitable work and fiscal reporting are too lax

Canadian charities must be more accountableThe WE Charity scandal inspired the questions but so many other charities should be affected by the answers. In August, the House of Commons standing committee on finance called employees of Charity Intelligence Canada to the stand. Ninety minutes of testimony from managing director Kate Bahen and director of research Greg Thomson demonstrated the need…

Sports world can lead the way to equality, fairness, justice

This athlete-led movement needs a face – or two. Ideally, we have one Black sports figure and one white sports figure taking the lead

Sports world can lead the way to equality, fairness, justiceI was driving home recently and listening to a talk show about the social unrest in my country, the United States. The host was white and the guest was Black. After a couple minutes of discussion, the guest asked the host a powerful question. “Have you ever woken in the morning and started to worry…

Flu deaths rise when cities get pro sports teams: study

New research has implications for reopening arenas to fans during COVID-19 pandemic

Flu deaths rise when cities get pro sports teams: studyWhen one of the big four professional sports leagues in North America expands into a new market, it brings with it an increase in influenza-related deaths, according to a sport management researcher looking to inform the conversation around getting sports fans back in stands in the midst of a pandemic. “We wanted to find out…

Hosting NHL playoffs could help Edmonton attract investment

Marketing wins outweigh limited economic benefits for city, province and Oilers, according to U of A sports management researchers

Hosting NHL playoffs could help Edmonton attract investmentIf Edmonton is selected as one of the two host cities for the 2020 National Hockey League playoffs, the big winners will be the province's health-care system and its ability to attract talent, according to a pair of University of Alberta sports management researchers. However, with no fans in the stands and participants all but…
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