Lisa Tink awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Lisa Tink who has recently been awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships “aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.”

Lisa’s doctoral research will trace and critique the historical contexts in which our recreation system has emerged. Specifically, it will explore how the production of particular mechanisms, techniques, and discourses served social and political arrangements throughout history.  Through an examination of the “historical knowledge of the struggles”, her research will uncover forms of subjugated knowledge (i.e., those marginalized by progressive history and scientific truth) and trace the historical plays of power that have resulted in our now dominant discourses. By doing so, it will demonstrate how recreation is a historical phenomenon that has, and continues to serve particular social and political arrangements. 

Lisa has also received a Sport Participation Research Initiative Doctoral Award Supplement and a WCHRI Patient and Community Engagement Training Award.

Congratulations Lisa!