Sport for Life is pleased to announce Dr. Fiona Chambers as one of the keynote speakers being featured at our upcoming virtual Summit.
Dr. Chambers is the creator of the recent Global Design Challenge, and is a researcher and educator at University College Cork in Ireland. Besides her work in the academic world, she holds roles in a number of organizations such as the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Physical Activity, and the European Council of Research in Physical Education and Physical Activity.
“I am an educational visionary and an academic leader who uses a human-centred, problem-solving (design-thinking) mindset to innovate. I bring multiple and diverse stakeholders together to develop approaches that achieve our University College Cork goals in teaching, research and civic engagement,” said Chambers.
“I am a maven, connecting people into powerful networks to enact educational change at schools and in the community. I have honed these skills over a 30-year career … I believe that all scholarship must have impact.”
Sport for Life’s Senior Director of Physical Literacy, and chair of the Foundation of the Pathway Summit stream, Drew Mitchell, is thrilled to welcome Chambers to the event, and to hear her global perspectives on how the industry will adapt and change following the COVID-19 pandemic. Chambers’ keynote presentation will be focused on the results of the Global Design Challenge, which mobilized organizations around the world to address the current state of inactivity and promote universal physical literacy initiatives.
“Having someone of Dr. Chambers’ calibre at our Summit is a real treat, because she will bring expertise and perspectives that are beyond the traditional scope of the Canadian system. I’m looking forward to hearing about her research, and the progress that’s being made to promote physical literacy in Ireland and across the rest of the world,” said Mitchell.
The Summit will be held virtually from Jan. 26 to 29 and Feb. 2 to 4, 2021. This year’s theme is Pathway to Policy.