Game Misconduct: Hate in Hockey

Friday 10 May 2024, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm EDT, Toronto, Canada


Ontario Tech University’s Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism (CHBE) invites you to ‘Game Misconduct: Hate in Hockey’. This event at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto will explore how we can address hate in hockey, promote racial equality and diversity, and make the sport more accessible to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) youth.

Keynote speakers:

  • Akim Aliu, Nigerian-born former National Hockey League (NHL) player
  • Ted Nolan, Indigenous former NHL player, coach and philanthropist

Additional speakers:

  • Jeremy Boston, Program Manager, Orange Jersey Project
  • Dr. Kristopher Wells, Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) for the Public Understanding of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth at MacEwan University.
  • Felipe Palleros, Associate Director, Culture, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Greater Toronto Hockey League
  • Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, and Director, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism, Ontario Tech University
  • Rico Phillips, Director, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Ontario Hockey League
  • Dr. Derek Silva, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, King’s University College, Western University
  • Dr. Courtney Szto, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
  • Katherine Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hockey Canada

Sponsors: Meta, York Regional Police, Hockey Canada, Hockey Hall of Fame


Find out more information and book your place here:

This event will be held at the Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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