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Research & Community Engagement Seminar Series, Episode 3 featuring Eli Wolff

The Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart had the privilege of hosting Eli A. Wolff as our featured speaker in the most recent Research & Community Engagement Seminar series. The seminar series aims to bring current research to families and the sport and recreation programming community in an easy-to-digest community based approach.

Wolff directs the Power of Sport Lab, a platform to fuel and magnify creativity, diversity, connection and leadership through sport. Eli is also an instructor with the Sport Management program at the University of Connecticut, the Sport Leadership program at UMass-Boston and is co-founder and advisor to the Sport and Society initiative at Brown University. Eli’s work has been at the intersection of research, education and advocacy in and through sport, with a focus on sport and social justice, diversity, disability and inclusion. Eli has co-founded Disability in Sport International, Athletes for Human Rights, the Olympism Project, and Mentoring for Change.

Among his many other achievements, from 2003 to 2008, Eli led a global effort to include provisions addressing sport and recreation within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Eli also led the educational effort in 2019 for Major League Baseball to change the term “Disabled List” to “Injured List” when describing injured athletes.

Eli was a member of the United States Paralympic Soccer Team in the 1996 and 2004 Paralympic Games. Eli is a graduate of Brown University and has an MA in Olympic Studies from the German Sport University of Cologne.

Watch Eli’s full presentation from April 15, 2021 on YouTube: