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.

2016 Macintonsh Conference Poster - CLICK HERE

2016 Macintosh Conference Full Program - to follow shortly

Saturday 16 January 2016

KHS 202/203 Donald Macintosh Room
SKHS Building at 28 Division Street
Queen's University

Dr. Parissa Safai

Carving Out the Political Dimensions of Humane High Performance Sport


Parissa Safai is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science in the Faculty of Health at York University.  Her research interests focus on the critical study of sport at the intersection of risk, health and healthcare.  This includes research on sports’ “culture of risk”, the development and social organization of sport and exercise medicine, as well as the social determinants of athletes’ health.  Her research and teaching interests also centre on sport and social inequality with focused attention paid to the impact of gender, socio-economic, and ethnocultural inequities on accessible physical activity for all.  Her work has been published in such journals as the Sociology of Sport Journal, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sport History Review and the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien
d'histoire de la médecine.

CLICK HERE - for link to view Dr. Parissa Safai's full bio

This year's lecture will take place from 11:10am - 12:20pm on Saturday 16th January 2016 in KHS 101 in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Building at 28 Division Street, which a wheelchair accessible building. This event is free and open to the public.

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Full List of Macintosh Conference Keynote Speakers starting from 1996 to present


Pictures of attendees at 2012 Macintosh Conference


2012 Macintosh Lecture Attendees