About Us

Research Cluster Co-Chairs 2019-2020

Martine Dennie: Martine is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. Martine completed a Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice at Laurentian University, a Juris Doctor at the Université de Moncton, and a Master of Arts in Sociology at Laurentian University. Her doctoral research takes a socio-legal approach to examining the legal complexities of sports injury in ice hockey. More specifically, the research is aimed at determining the appropriate legal standards to be applied in cases where hockey players are intentionally or negligently injured during game play. Martine is also part of a research team working on a project titled: Multicultural Common Spaces: Hockey Arenas and Social Integration. This research project investigates whether hockey arenas are places where newcomers to Canada develop a sense of belonging to Canada. The study looks at a variety of newcomers to Canada, and study differences according to gender, ethnicity, race, and immigrant status.

Lee Hill: Lee is a PhD Candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa where they are investigating the genetic and non-genetic risk factors for overuse and acute musculoskeletal injuries. Lee completed their Bachelor of Science and Honours in Medicine specialising in Exercise Science at UCT, in additional to working as a national level swimming coach. Lee has been involved in various aspects of sport and exercise science but in the last few years has become more interested in the sociology of sport, more specifically gender representation and participation at the Olympic Games, in addition to the barriers preventing women and girls from becoming elite athletes. Further, Lee currently works at McMaster University, Canada where they are a research coordinator on several projects in paediatric gastroenterology.