Department: Arts and Social Sciences
Simon Barrick teaches in the Sport and Physical Activity Leadership as well as Community Studies programs, focusing on sport management. His teaching, research, and community service efforts critically interrogate the intersections between diversity, inclusion, national identity, and winter sport participation in the Canadian context. In particular, Simon is passionate about working to transform Canadian sport, physical activity, and leisure to become truly welcoming to all Canadians, particularly marginalized and underrepresented communities. Simon’s research has been published in prominent international scholarly journals including Sport in Society and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health. Simon has presented his research at numerous provincial, national, and international academic and sport administration conferences. Simon also has extensive experience consulting with various sport organizations such as: Curling Canada, Skate Canada, Alberta Lacrosse Association, and Curl Alberta.