Selected Presentations

Invited Talks

Forsyth, J. (2018). "Lessons learned: Working from a Truth and Reconciliation framework." Keynote made at the Health Promotion Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON.


Forsyth, J. (2018). “Why everyone who loves sport should read Indian Horse.” Invited by the Department of English & Gender Studies and the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies to deliver public lecture, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.


Forsyth, J. (2017). “Reconciliation at school: Understanding the TRC and physical education.” Keynote made at the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association Conference, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON.


Forsyth, J. (2017). “Sport and the Indian residential school system: What can we learn from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission?” Invited speaker for UWO Senior Alumni, Faculty of Education Althouse Auditorium, London, ON.


Forsyth, J. (2017). "What does reconciliation mean for Aboriginal sport development in Canada? A Discussion." Special presentation made to the Aboriginal Sport Circle, Sport Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and Health Canada, Gatineau, PQ.


Forsyth, J. (2016). “What does reconciliation mean for Aboriginal sport development in Canada?” This 1-hour invited presentation was made at the 2nd Annual Building Reconciliation Forum, Universities Responding to the TRC Calls to Action, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.


Forsyth, J. (2015). "Aboriginal people and Olympic Games. Will there ever be a meaningful legacy for marginalized peoples?" Keynote made at the 4th International Scholars Program, co-hosted by the International Olympic Academy and Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, Olympia, GR. 


Forsyth, J. (2014). “Culture to culture: Real and stated benefits of Aboriginal involvement in Olympic Games.” Invited presentation made at a SSHRC-funded conference, The Life and Death of the Arts in Cities After Mega-Events, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.


Forsyth, J. (2013). “Sometimes it feels like we’re trying to move clouds: Perspectives on activism and Aboriginal sport.” Keynote made at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Meeting, Quebec City, PQ.


Forsyth, J. (2013). “Physical legacies: The relationship between Indian residential schools and Aboriginal physical activity patterns in Canada.” Invited 1-hour presentation made at the Ontario PARC (Physical Activity Resource Centre) Symposium, Toronto, ON.


Forsyth, J. (2011). “When the village that raises the child is poor: Stories from history and a place of strength.” Keynote made at the 5th Annual Nova Scotia Aboriginal Sport Summit, Halifax, NS.


Forsyth, J. (2010). “Ostensible benefits, Aboriginal people and Olympic Games: A problematic pairing for 2010 and beyond.” Invited presentation made to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, SK (with live feed to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon).

Scholarly Presentations

McKee, T. & Forsyth, J. (2018). “Witnessing painful pasts: Understanding images of sports at Canadian Indian residential schools.” Paper co-delivered at Indigenous Resurgence, Regeneration, and Decolonization through Sort History, a refereed workshop hosted in conjunction with the North American Society for Sport History, Winnipeg, MB.


Forsyth, J. (2016). “Our home on Native land: Selling Aboriginal involvement in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.” Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.


Habkirk, E. & Forsyth, J. (2015). “Sights of order: Displays of physical culture in Canadian residential schools.” Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association, Melbourne, AUS.


Forsyth, J. (2014). “Learning about Aboriginal women’s involvement in sport through the Tom Longboat Awards.” Paper presented at the Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, Toronto, ON.


Forsyth, J. (2013). “Why don’t more Aboriginal women participate in sport in Canada?” Paper presented at the first annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference, Vancouver, BC.


Forsyth, J. (2012). “The cost of inclusion: The IOC’s Agenda 21, Aboriginal people, and sport development.” Paper presented at the International Convention on Science, Education, and Medicine in Science (ICSEMIS), Glasgow, UK.


Forsyth, J. & Archer, J. (2011). “Fred Simpson is no Tom Longboat: A discourse-analytical reading of two Peterborough newspapers.” Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History Annual Convention, Austin, TX.


Lodge, V., Giles, A., & Forsyth, J. (2010). “A series of compromises: Native sporting experiences in Eastern Canada.” Paper presented at the North American Society for Sociology of Sport Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.


Forsyth, J., Heine, M., & Giles, A. (2010). “Another ‘drive-by’ awards ceremony: Hockey and commemoration among First Nations.” Paper presented at the North American Society for Sociology of Sport Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. 


Forsyth, J. (2010). “Out from the shadows: Researching Olympian Fred Simpson.” Paper presented at the Tenth International Symposium for Olympic Research, London, ON.


Heine, M., Forsyth, J. & Giles, A. (2010). “A polysemous trophy: The Tom Longboat Awards, 1951-2001.” Paper presented at the British Society of Sports History, London, UK.