The North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) presented kinesiology professor Vicky Paraschak MHK ’78, with an award recognizing her service to its work during its annual convention recently 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.