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Dr. Wendy Frisby



Direct Phone: (604) ***-****       


2366 Main Mall (New Lab Extension)

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4


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The University of British Columbia, established in 1908, educates a student population of 50,000 on major campuses in two cities and holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. The largest is 30 minutes from the he... more

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Employment History

Graduate and Faculty Member

University of Waterloo


Emeritus Editor
North American Society for Sport Management


Faculty of Education and the Chair of Women's and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia


Web References (198 Total References)

Inclusion of Chinese Immigrant Women in Public Physical Activity | Centre for Sport and Sustainability

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Wendy Frisby (UBC), Lucie Thibault (Brock U.), Janna Taylor (UBC), Xin Huang (UBC graduate student), Hui-Ling Lin (UBC graduate student) Kathryn Cureton (UBC graduate student), Sheena Yang (UBC graduate student), Nicolien van Lujik (UBC graduate student)

Wendy Frisby Project Leader wendy.frisby@ubc.ca

Immigrant Women’s Health & Wellness Project | Centre for Sport and Sustainability

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Wendy Frisby (UBC), Xin Huang (UBC), Pamela Ponic (BCCEWH), Lucie Thibault (Brock U.), Cathy Mills (UBC graduate student), Shawn Forde (UBC graduate student), Donna Lee (UBC graduate student).

Wendy Frisby Project Leader wendy.frisby@ubc.ca

Archive for 2011

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Wendy Frisby is co-Director of the CSS and a Professor in the School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Education

The Leisure Access Forum features a discussion with Dr. Wendy Frisby from the University of British Columbia, Kat Cureton a former graduate student who wrote a report that will be discussed during the forum, Lynn Horst from Vancouver Coastal Health, and an expert panel of community members.
Dr. Wendy Frisby awarded 3 year SSHRC funding for participatory action research project

Leadership | Centre for Sport and Sustainability

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Wendy Frisby - Co-Director

Dr. Wendy Frisby is a former Professor in the School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Education and is the former Chair of Women's and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts. The overall goal of her research program is to determine how those who have the least access to sport and recreation can become more involved as decision makers and participants to promote health, policy change, and other outcomes. She conducts feminist participatory action research with citizens and practitioners to analyze how the social and living conditions experienced by those living in poverty, which are often exacerbated by existing policies, programs, and structures in community sport and recreation, create barriers to participation. She is completing a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded project that is examining participatory policy development with Chinese immigrant women and sport/recreation policy makers at the local, provincial, and federal government levels.

Research Team | Centre for Sport and Sustainability

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Wendy Frisby

Dr. Wendy Frisby, the principle investigator, is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics. She and her 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). She 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. She has received local, provincial, and international awards for her research.
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.

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