SKHS Events with a focus on Equity (Upcoming and Archived)


March 8th, 2024: International Women’s Day coffee & cake chat – Women in Academia: Balancing Parenthood, PhD, and Professorship

With Dr. Nicole Beamish and PhD Candidate Megan McAllister.

February 28th, 2024: Black Histories/ Futures Month film screening –  The Color of Care

Free film screening

October 18th, 2023: Public Discussion: The Politics of Beer & Wine (Dr. Courtney M. Cox and O’Neil Miller)

Free Public Discussion


April 5th, 2023: Panel on Anti-Colonial and Feminist Lab Practices (CLEAR Lab with Domenica Lombeida & Dr. Deondre Smiles)

Graduate Seminar Series Panel Discussion

March 8th, 2023: SKHS Scientists Speak: A conversation on Women, Gender, and Science in Honour of International Women’s Day

Featuring remarks from Dr. Jessica Selinger and Dr. Eun-Young Lee

Open Conversation

February 27th, 2023: Black History Month Watch Party – Dear Jackie

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s is hosting a free watch party for undergraduate & graduate students, faculty, staff and their family, friends and community members at The Screening Room for Black History Month. Join us as we screen Dear Jackie, a cinematic letter to Jackie Robinson, the first African American player in Major League Baseball and a civil rights activist who broke the colour barrier when he joined the minor-league Montreal Royals in 1946. For a short time, the impossible seemed possible in a segregated North America. But did Montrealers use this historic moment to perpetuate a myth of a post-racial society?

Through eloquent interviews, archival footage, and powerful vérité moments shot in lustrous black and white, director Henri Pardo masterfully threads together fragments of the past with the present-day realities of Little Burgundy, once known as the “Harlem of the North”. DEAR JACKIE unfolds as an intimate correspondence with Robinson that unravels the myth of a post-racial society, and is a testament to the triumphs and resilience of a community whose stories reveal the insidious racial inequalities in Montreal and Quebec as a whole.

Film discussion

January 28th, 2023: 19th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference 

Anishinaabeg Ganandawisiwin – Resistance

Strategies Against Embodied Settler Colonialism

Dr. Tricia McGuire-Adams
Macintosh Visiting Lecturer

Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture


March 3rd, 2022: Black History Month – A film discussion about Soul On Ice

Film Discussion

Soul on Ice Film Discussion Flyer

January 27th, 2022: 18th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference

Biofeminism: The Epistemic Politics of Inclusion in Women’s Sport (Dr. Madeleine Pape) 

Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture

Annual Donald MacIntosh Memorial Lecture Flyer for January 2022


SKHS faculty & staff anti-racism discussion group

As a part of overall efforts to cultivate an anti-racist culture in the School, faculty and staff initiated an anti-racism ‘coffee time’ discussion group in 2020-21.  Each discussion focused on a selected work that allowed us to listen to or read the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other racialized peoples.  The purpose of these discussions was to provide an informal avenue for faculty and staff in the School to talk about issues related to race, diversity and inclusion and to become more familiar with the kinds of uncomfortable discussions and actions needed to combat racism.   Our hope was that this discussion group would be a part of building our capacity for positive action and change within the School.


March 20th, 2021: Anti-Racism Incubator for Hockey

Policy Paper Discussion

Anti-Racism Incubator Flyer

March 3rd, 2021: Race, Racism and COVID-19 in Canada (Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi)

Anti-Racism Seminar Series

Race, Racism and COVID-19 in Canada flyer
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February 12th, 2021: 17th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference 

This year’s speaker was Dr. Amira Rose Davis, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and History at Penn State. Dr. Davis works at the intersections of race, gender, sports and politics. She is one of the co-hosts of the popular feminist sports podcast, Burn It All Down, and is also a regular contributor to outlets such as NPR, ESPN and the BBC.

Her Macintosh Lecture is titled: “Not just here to entertain: Past, present and future of athletic activism.”

Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture

November 18th, 2020: Kinesiology, Sport, and the Systemic Barriers of Racism (Dr. Janelle Joseph)

Anti-Racism Seminar Series