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Robbie Millington publishes a chapter in Celebrity philanthropy (2015)

See below for information on a recent publication by Robbie Millington. Millington, R. (2015). Celebrating development through sport: Interrogating the intersections of celebrity philanthropy, sport for development and peace, and global capitalism. In P. Allatson & E. Jefferies (Eds.), Celebrity philanthropy.

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Next steps: Robbie Millington

SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship

KRG PhD candidate Robbie Millington has received a 2-year SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship that will begin September 2015 for his research project titled “Are the Olympics good for the world?: Investigating the International Olympic Committee as an agent of international development.“ Robbie’s post-doc will be supervised by Dr. Simon Darnell at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology […]

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KRG in the Media

Matt Ventresca writes commentary on concussions as a social issue

KRG PhD Candidate Matt Ventresca was featured on U.S. online news site The Conversation providing commentary about the ongoing problem of brain injuries in sport. Matt argues that concussions in sport should be considered more than just a medical or scientific problem, but a cultural issue that is shaped by various forms of social inequality. […]

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Interview: Pink Ribbons, Inc

Jeff Pearlman interviews Samantha King

 “Meet the author who exposed everyone’s favorite charity, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as a misguided, greedy sham more dedicated to PR and buckets of chicken than battling breast cancer.” A Jeff Pearlman interview with Samantha King on her book, Pink Ribbons, Inc, is published here. 

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Pink Ribbons, Inc. Screenings


Samantha King hosted screenings of Pink Ribbons, Inc at Towson University, Maryland, and the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa for the Ottawa Integrated Cancer Center, in October 2013.

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KRG Recently Published

Samantha King in Cancer Knowledge Network


Cancer Knowledge Network, Canada’s most widely read cancer education resources, published a short opinion piece by Samantha King .

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KRG in the Media: Matt Ventresca

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PhD Candidate Matt Ventresca discusses masculinity and professional sports on CKWS TV’s First@5:30 Newswatch.

On April 30, Matt Ventresca was featured as a guest commentator on CKWS TV’s First@5:30 speaking about NBA player Jason Collins, the first male athlete in a major North American professional sport to come out as gay. Over the course of the three and a half minute segment, Matt commented on the implications of Collins’ […]

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