Dr. James Mandigo

Research Interests

  • Life Skills Education
  • Sport for Development and Peace
  • Physical Literacy

Biography

James Mandigo, Ph.D, was appointed Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley on September 1, 2019. He also holds a faculty appointment as Full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Prior to that, James held several academic and administrative positions at Brock University including Vice-Provost for Enrolment Management and International, Interim Dean for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Development.

James has worked extensively with colleagues in a number of different countries. His current research and development project in the Central American countries of El Salvador and Guatemala explores the role that sport and physical education have in the prevention of youth violence. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Tsukuba’s International Academy for Sports Studies in Japan and provided a leadership role with the Scotiabank Champions for Health Promoting Schools in the Caribbean islands of St. Vincent, Antigua, and British Virgin Islands. His research and development activities in this area have been funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the International Olympic Committee, and Scotiabank International. James received Canada’s Physical and Health Education’s most prestigious award, the R. Tait McKenzie Award, in 2015 and was recognized by the Government of El Salvador for his research and development work in that country in 2014.

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