Sandra Kirby

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Sandra Kirby
Professor Emerita


  • Athletics
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Sports / Exercise
  • Harassment and Abuse
Areas of Expertise:
  • Bullying
  • Duty of Care in Sport
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Harassment and Abuse
  • Intended Harms to Athletes
  • Methodology - Qualitative
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media

Dr. Sandra Kirby is Professor Emerita in Graduate Studies at The University of Winnipeg. Her research focuses on sport and social issues and she is an advocate to girls and women in sport.

Kirby is a noted international expert on abuse in sport and she has penned 11 books and numerous academic articles. She is a founding member of Safe Sport International and has worked with the International Olympic Committee and UNICEF on child abuse in sport.

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Dr. Sandra Kirby appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

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This documentary will be aired on Sportsnet* several times during the upcoming Pan Am Games. The post Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and...

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