Brian Wilson

Director of the Centre for Sport and Sustainability (CSS)

Office Address:
Auditorium Annex, Room 156D
1924 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Mailing Address:
War Memorial Gymnasium, Room 210
6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


Simon Fraser University, 2000, SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, (Communication)
McMaster University, 2000, PhD , (Sociology)
The University of British Columbia, 1995, MA, (Human Kinetics)
McMaster University, 1993, BPE, (Physical Education)

Courses Taught

KIN 360 Sport, Peace and Conflict
KIN 381 Sport, Leisure and Popular Culture
KIN 571 Qualitative Methods in Sport, Leisure and Health Studies

Research Area

Research and Teaching

My research interests and projects lie in areas related to consumer culture, media, youth, the environment, social inequality, peace, social movements, qualitative methods, and sport and leisure studies generally. I am currently Principal Investigator on an ‘Insight Grant’ funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) entitled Fostering ‘Sport-for-Peace Journalism’ and a Role for Sociologists of Sport. My writing and research programme continues to revolve around findings from two now-completed SSHRC-funded projects. These are entitled Corporate Environmentalism and the Canadian Golf Industry and Connected Youth: A Study of Youth-Driven Social Movements, Globalization, and Community in the Age of the Internet.


Potential Students

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