Dr. Wendy Frisby, the principle investigator, is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics.
colleagues, many of whom are current or former graduate students, have published extensively on the role of community-based sport and recreation in the inclusion of marginalized groups and the realities of conducting feminist participatory action research (FPAR).
has the passion, leadership, experience, and research skills required to successfully facilitate a participatory approach to action research with diverse groups.
In keeping with the action component of a FPAR approach, she
is very committed to communicating the results to academic and non-academic groups including the public, various government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
has received local, provincial, and international awards for her
A Chinese immigrant woman herself, Dr. Huang has worked with Dr. Frisby
for a SSHRC project on Chinese immigrant women's participation in physical activities in Vancouver, and have co-authored several publications derived from this project exploring the methodological and ethical issues that arise in doing cross-cultural bilingual research on and in ethno-cultural communities, and the gender and cultural dimensions of the barriers for immigrant women's participation in physical activities.
Much of her research has been done in recreation and health promotion settings with Dr. Frisby who was her doctoral supervisor.