Forsyth, Janice



Phone: 604 822 0950

Office: War Memorial Gym, Room 216 | 6081 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1


Western University, 2005, Ph.D., Kinesiology (Socio-Cultural Studies)

Western University, 2000, M.A., Kinesiology (Socio-Cultural Studies)

Western University, 1997, B.A., History


For more information about my research, including a selective list of publications, please visit my personal research website.

Research and Teaching

I work primarily with the tools of history and sociology to explore how colonization shaped the way Indigenous people engaged in physical culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth century Canada, and disentangle the ideological and structural constraints that limit how they incorporate physical culture into their lives today. My research experience spans diverse fields, including sport, health, education, and media, and embraces multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to knowledge generation and dissemination, all of which is reflected in my scholarly and professional activities. I am currently working on several projects with researchers and community members who are committed to addressing long-standing inequities in the area of Indigenous physical culture and health. These projects, funded mostly through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), focus on Indigenous data development and decolonization in hockey; investigating Indigenous racism in early Toronto Star newspaper reporting; and restorying Indigenous survivor stories using photographs of sport and physical culture at Canadian Indian residential schools.

Potential Students

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree or post-doctoral fellowship are encouraged to contact me directly at the email address listed above.

Consulting and Professional Practice

Consulting enquiries should be directed to me at the above address.