The Lethbridge Sport Council is pleased to present a Sport Science Session on Monday, December 12th, beginning at 5 pm. There will be 2 topics covered, including gender-based violence with speaker Kristine Cassie from The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre, and concussions with speaker Carley Jewell, a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge.
This session is open to any interested individuals. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is encouraged and can be done online HERE. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted as space permits. Session will be held at the Lethbridge Sport Council Community Room, located on the 2nd floor of Nicolas Sheran Ice Centre (401 Laval Blvd West).
Speaker Biographies and Topic Summaries
Kristine Cassie - Kristine has worked in the human services sector for more than 39 years with substantial experience and advocacy efforts in the areas of youth empowerment, housing, domestic and sexual violence. Skilled at the development of programs, policy development, and risk management, Kristine has been instrumental in a number of community networks including: the Sexual Violence Action Committee; Domestic Violence Action Team; Southern Alberta Network of Children’s Services; Social Housing In Action; Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination; YWCA Canada Atlantic Expansion Project; YWCA Canada Integrating Committee; Miner’s Days Historical Association of Coalhurst; Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services, Provincial Child Advocacy Centre Network, Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and is a member of the Coaching Association of Canada Task Force on Gender Based Violence and Teen Dating Violence. Kristine served one term as a School Board Trustee at Palliser School Division continues to sit as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors at Lethbridge College, and currently is the CEO of the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre. Kristine is a registered social worker, holds a masters in leadership and is a certified community traumatologist.
Upping our Game: Reality, Resilience and Resources - We should all be horrified by the constant news of sexual harassment, coercion and assault that we see happening in sports. Confronting the reality of sexual violence in our communities requires leadership and commitment, and not just from sexual assault centres. Upping our Game will discuss prevalence rates, what victims need, what you can do and where to find resources to support you and your team. Together, we can create positive change where safety, respect and support are valued aspects of sport and life.
Carley Jewell - Carley is a former university student-athlete. During her tenure with the MacEwan University Griffins (Edmonton, AB) women’s hockey team she was part of three consecutive ACAC championships (2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020). In the 2017/2018 season, she was awarded the Alberta College Athletics Conference Player of the Year award and the MacEwan University Most Outstanding Player award. Additionally, she was a two-time Academic All-Canadian (2017/2018 and 2019/2020) and was named to the ACAC women’s hockey First and Second All-Star teams (2017/2018 and 2019/2020). As a university hockey player, Carley experienced several sport-related concussions and their associated recovery protocols. From this experience, she took an interest in athletes’ psychosocial recovery from sport-related concussion. She is now a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge where she is completing her Master’s of Science in Kinesiology. Her thesis focuses on athletes’ perceptions of social support during the sport-related concussion Return to Sport (RTS) protocol.
Concussion Detection, Management, and Recovery/Rehabilitation - This topic will focus on the common signs and symptoms sport stakeholders (i.e., coaches) can use to recognize a sport-related concussion, the sport-related concussion management strategies currently recommended by the Concussion in Sport Group, and the current recovery and rehabilitation protocols available to athletes and sport stakeholders. Further, Carley will share some of the preliminary findings from her current research on social support for concussed athletes and discuss ways in which sport stakeholders can assist athletes with their sport-related concussion rehabilitation from a social support perspective.
Download the poster HERE