Macintosh Conference

This special conference is held annually in memory of Dr. Donald deFrayne Macintosh who passed away in 1994. He was a faculty member in the School of Kinseiology and Health Studies (formerly School of Physical and Health Education), from 1965 to 1994. He was appointed Director in 1965 and provided exceptional leadership for sixteen years before returning to teaching and research. Friends and colleagues at Queen's created a special fund to honour Dr. Macintosh, called the Donald Macintosh Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund, which is used to bring prominent scholars in the field of sociology of sport or sport policy to Queen's University to provide the keynote lecture at this one day event.

2014 Macintonsh Conference Poster

2014 Macintosh Conference Full Program Agenda

Saturday 25 January 2014

KHS 101 Donald Macintosh Room
SKHS Building at 28 Division Street
Queen's University

Brian Wilson, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

The Greening of Golf: The Environment, Sport and Social Change


Dr. Brian Wilson, a sociologist and Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia will be in Kingston to speak about his research, “The Greening of Golf: The Environment, Sport and Social Change”.  Dr. Wilson is author of Sport & Peace: A Sociological Perspective (Oxford, 2012) and Fight, Flight or Chill: Subcultures, Youth and Rave into the Twenty-First Century (McGill-Queen’s, 2006) as well as articles on sport, social inequality, environmental issues, media, social movements, and youth culture.

Dr. Wilson’s lecture will take place from 11:05am - 12:30pm on Saturday 25th January in room 203 of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at 28 Division Street, a wheelchair accessible building. This event is free and open to the public.

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Pictures of attendees at 2012 Macintosh Conference


2012 Macintosh Lecture Attendees


Download the List of Previous Macintosh Conference Keynote Speakers [PDF]