The North American Society for Sport History presented kinesiology professor Vicky Paraschak with an award recognizing her service to its work during its annual convention, May 26 to 28 in Winnipeg.
The society’s past president, Kevin Wamsley, said the Canadian Museum for Human Rights made an appropriate setting for the conferral of the award.
“Vicky is an advocate for graduate students and an advocate for political and social rights,” said Dr. Wamsley, provost of St. Francis Xavier University. “In all of NASSH history, in my opinion, there has been no greater advocate for marginalized people and no greater advocate for diversity.”
Dr. Paraschak said she was honoured to receive the recognition, noting she has promoted inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout her career.
The society promotes the study of the history of sport and supports scholarly writing and research on the subject. Paraschak is currently a member-at-large on its executive board and chairs its membership committee. She has previously hosted the convention and served on its distinguished lecture and diversity committees.