Dr. Colin Howell is the founder of The Hockey Conference who recently retired after 50 years of service at Saint Mary’s University. His teaching and research focused on the history of sport, medicine, and health in Canada. At Saint Mary’s, Dr. Howell founded the Centre for the Study of Sport & Health and also a co-founded the Atlantic Canada Studies undergraduate and graduate programs, the Gorsebrook Research Institute, and the Austin Willis Moving Images Research Centre. Dr. Howell has published widely in the field of sport studies, authoring Blood, Sweat and Cheers: Sport and the Making of Modern Canada (2001) and Northern Sandlots (1995). Other Hockey Conferences Dr. Howell has hosted include Putting It On Ice (2001), Women’s Hockey (2004), and Putting It On Ice III (2012).