Mitch is fourth-year as a PhD student in Kinesiology and Health Sciences studying under the advisory of Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst and co-supervised by Dr. Parissa Safai. Prior to his studies at York, he completed his MA in Applied Health Sciences (specialization: sport management) at Brock University under the advisory of Dr. Lisa Kikulis, in which he critically explored the institutional work of a local Swaziland sport-for-development organization.
Kelvin is entering his third year as an MA student being supervised by Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst. His research interests include the role of Sport for Development (SDP) stakeholders on SDP policy development, implementation and evaluation, in addition to the ways in which SDP programmes are taken up, resisted, and/or reshaped at the local level. His studies are situated at the intersection of his passion for social justice and the sport of judo, and he aspires to continue to take part in the ongoing discussion of the inclusion of sport in the realm of international development.
Emerald is a second year MA candidate in Kinesiology and Health Studies at York University. Her research interests explore the intersections of sport for development, community health and postcolonial feminism within the Philippines.