UBC experts on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

July 27, 2021

Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)UBC experts on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Latest NewsUBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Japan and international relationsDr. Julian DierkesAssociate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global AffairsKeidanren Chair in Japanese ResearchEmail: julian.dierkes@ubc.caLanguage(s): English, GermanContemporary Japan, TokyoOlympic volunteeringSports diplomacy, especially in East Asia, Japan and Mongolia*Unavailable to comment from August 4 onwardsProf. Hyung-Gu LynnAECL/KEPCO Chair in Korean Research at the Institute of Asian ResearchEmail: hlynn@mail.ubc.caLanguage(s): English, Japanese and KoreanColonial to contemporary issues in JapanState-society relations, international relations, popular culture, media and politics, business history, globalization, political economySports medicine and injury preventionDr. Michael KoehleDirector, Division of Sport & Exercise MedicineProfessor, Faculty of Medicine and School of KinesiologyEmail: michael.koehle@ubc.caLanguage(s): EnglishOn-site in Gifu, Japan as a sports medicine physician for Athletics Canada.Medical issues related to sportEnvironmental conditions for the athletes (pollution, heat humidity etc.)Exercise physiology for the athletes*Limited availability, also subject to time zone differenceDr. Robert McCormackProfessor, Faculty of MedicineEmail: drbobmccormack@me.comLanguage(s): EnglishOn-site in Tokyo as part of the medical team for the Canadian Olympic teamOptimizing athlete health and maximizing athlete performanceInjury and illness preventionMedical issues related to Canadian athletesAnti-doping, knee and shoulder injuriesSport medicine, cartilage repair and transplantation*Limited availability, also subject to time zone differencePhysiology and psychology of competitionDr. Mark BeauchampProfessor of Exercise and Health Psychology, School of KinesiologyEmail: mark.beauchamp@ubc.caTel: 604-754-9498Language(s): EnglishGroup/team dynamics and leadershipSelf-confidence, close relationshipsSport and exercise psychology, role perceptions and coach-athlete relationships*Unavailable for comment on July 30Dr. Lori BrottoProfessor, Department of Obstetrics & GynaecologyExecutive Director, Women’s Health Research InstituteEmail: lori.brotto@cw.bc.caTel: 604-605-6032Language(s): EnglishWomen’s health and equity, sexual psychophysiology, mindfulness interventionsPsychology behind athlete sexual activity in Olympic village*Unavailable for comment on July 23Dr. Maria GalloProfessor of Teaching, School of KinesiologyDirector, Masters of High-Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership ProgramEmail: maria.gallo@ubc.caLanguage(s): EnglishOn-site in Tokyo as the assistant coach to Team Canada’s Rugby Women’s 7sCoach education and experienceWomen in leadership positionsResilience in athletes and exercise physiology*Limited availability, also subject to time zone differenceParalympic GamesDr. Andrea BundonAssistant Professor, School of KinesiologyEmail: andrea.bundon@ubc.caTel: 604-908-8588Language(s): EnglishParalympic athletes, Paralympic movement and the social impacts of the Paralympic GamesGender equity/women’s participation in the Paralympics vs. OlympicsHow Olympians/Paralympians have coped and adapted to the postponement of the GamesIntersection of disability and genderHow to speak about/report on disability and report on the Paralympic GamesSustainability and economic impactsDr. Tsur SomervilleAssociate Professor, UBC Sauder School of BusinessEmail: tsur.somerville@sauder.ubc.caTel: 604-329-4585Language(s): EnglishEconomic impact of the Olympic gamesLead author of study that found real estate prices do not increase or decrease in host citiesDr. Robert VanWynsbergheAssociate Professor, Department of Educational StudiesEmail: robert.vanwynsberghe@ubc.caLanguage(s): English

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UBC experts on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Latest News

UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Japan and international relations

Dr. Julian Dierkes
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research
Email: julian.dierkes@ubc.ca
Language(s): English, German

  • Contemporary Japan, Tokyo
  • Olympic volunteering
  • Sports diplomacy, especially in East Asia, Japan and Mongolia

*Unavailable to comment from August 4 onwards

Prof. Hyung-Gu Lynn
AECL/KEPCO Chair in Korean Research at the Institute of Asian Research
Email: hlynn@mail.ubc.ca
Language(s): English, Japanese and Korean

  • Colonial to contemporary issues in Japan
  • State-society relations, international relations, popular culture, media and politics, business history, globalization, political economy

Sports medicine and injury prevention

Dr. Michael Koehle
Director, Division of Sport & Exercise Medicine
Professor, Faculty of Medicine and School of Kinesiology
Email: michael.koehle@ubc.ca
Language(s): English

  • On-site in Gifu, Japan as a sports medicine physician for Athletics Canada.
  • Medical issues related to sport
  • Environmental conditions for the athletes (pollution, heat humidity etc.)
  • Exercise physiology for the athletes

*Limited availability, also subject to time zone difference

Dr. Robert McCormack
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Email: drbobmccormack@me.com
Language(s): English

  • On-site in Tokyo as part of the medical team for the Canadian Olympic team
  • Optimizing athlete health and maximizing athlete performance
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Medical issues related to Canadian athletes
  • Anti-doping, knee and shoulder injuries
  • Sport medicine, cartilage repair and transplantation

*Limited availability, also subject to time zone difference

Physiology and psychology of competition

Dr. Mark Beauchamp
Professor of Exercise and Health Psychology, School of Kinesiology
Email: mark.beauchamp@ubc.ca
Tel: 604-754-9498
Language(s): English

  • Group/team dynamics and leadership
  • Self-confidence, close relationships
  • Sport and exercise psychology, role perceptions and coach-athlete relationships

*Unavailable for comment on July 30

Dr. Lori Brotto
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute
Email: lori.brotto@cw.bc.ca
Tel: 604-605-6032
Language(s): English

  • Women’s health and equity, sexual psychophysiology, mindfulness interventions
  • Psychology behind athlete sexual activity in Olympic village

*Unavailable for comment on July 23

Dr. Maria Gallo
Professor of Teaching, School of Kinesiology
Director, Masters of High-Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership Program
Email: maria.gallo@ubc.ca
Language(s): English

  • On-site in Tokyo as the assistant coach to Team Canada’s Rugby Women’s 7s
  • Coach education and experience
  • Women in leadership positions
  • Resilience in athletes and exercise physiology

*Limited availability, also subject to time zone difference

Paralympic Games

Dr. Andrea Bundon
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology
Email: andrea.bundon@ubc.ca
Tel: 604-908-8588
Language(s): English

  • Paralympic athletes, Paralympic movement and the social impacts of the Paralympic Games
  • Gender equity/women’s participation in the Paralympics vs. Olympics
  • How Olympians/Paralympians have coped and adapted to the postponement of the Games
  • Intersection of disability and gender
  • How to speak about/report on disability and report on the Paralympic Games

Sustainability and economic impacts

Dr. Tsur Somerville
Associate Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business
Email: tsur.somerville@sauder.ubc.ca
Tel: 604-329-4585
Language(s): English

  • Economic impact of the Olympic games
  • Lead author of study that found real estate prices do not increase or decrease in host cities

Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Email: robert.vanwynsberghe@ubc.ca
Language(s): English

  • Lead researcher of the 2010 Olympic Games Impact study
  • Social, economic and environmental impact of the Games
  • Sport mega events, social and sustainability movements
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