Behind the Medals: Sochi Olympic panel

12:00PM to 12:30PM February 21, 2014
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Centre for Dialogue, Learning and Innovation Centre (LIC), fourth floor

Join our last Behind the Medals panel for a final look at the Sochi Olympics. Talking points will include Russia's success as a host, Olympians as role models and Olympic legacy - what's next for schools?

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Panelists include:

  • School of Communication and Culture director Jennifer Walinga, member of Canada's Commonwealth, World and Olympic gold medalist rowing teams (1983-1992);
  • Media and sports expert Michael Real, who managed a project for UNESCO that resulted in a book-length report Global Ritual: Olympic Media Coverage and International Understanding;
  • School of Leadership Studies and Office of Interdisciplinary Studies adjunct professor Deanna Binder, an education consultant for the International Olympic Committee and author of its Olympic values global education program;
  • Marilyn Taylor, director of the Institute for Values-Based Leadership and professor in the School of Leadership Studies at RRU. Taylor is a founding member of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations;
  • Special guest moderator is Times Colonist sports columnist Cleve Dheensaw.

Watch it online Watch the livestream here.

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