Inge Derom

Supervisor: Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe
Current Program: PhD
Research Area: Sport Sociology

Two years ago I moved from Belgium to Canada to pursue more education abroad. At the University of Windsor, Ontario, I worked with Dr. Marijke Taks as my supervisor. My thesis was entitled: “Identity and motives of participants at the 2008 Canadian Transplant Games”. After graduating, I traveled the East Coast of Canada, which was an amazing experience! In September of 2009, I started the PhD program at UBC and I am still in the process of figuring out what I want to research for the next four years.

I presented both my undergraduate and parts of my master’s thesis at the annual conference for the North American Society for Sport Management. It is definitely exciting to share your projects with others in the field!