About the 2012 Conference

The 2012 conference continued the occasional series of scholarly conferences on hockey begun at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) in 2001 and most recently held in 2010 at the University of Buffalo (Buffalo, New York). The conference was a congenial gathering of people interested in hockey from a variety of points of view, including academics from a number of different disciplines, writers, ex- and current players and coaches, people involved in the business of hockey, and lovers of the game.

The 2012 conference was the sixth iteration and took place at Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12 – 14, 2012. Titled “Putting it on the Ice III – Constructing the Hockey Family: Home, Community, Bureaucracy and Marketplace”, the 2012 conference featured Keynote addresses, parallel sessions, panel sessions, literary readings and social functions. Download your copy of the 2012 Program.

Conference proceedings available at: http://www.smu.ca/campus-life/putting-it-on-ice-proceedings.html

Who Were Our Conference Organizers?

Conference Organizer

Dr. Colin Howell
Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Academic Director, Center for the Study of Sport and Health
Saint Mary’s University

Organizing Committee

Dr. Carly Adams
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
University of Lethbridge

Dr. Eileen Angelini
Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages
Canisius College

Dr. Jaime Dopp
Associate Professor, Department of English
University of Victoria

Dr. Andrew Holman
Professor, Department of History
Bridgewater State University
2011-2 Eakin Fellow in Canadian Studies, McGill University

Dr. Julie Stevens
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Director, Center for Sport Capacity
Brock University

Dr. Terry Wagar
Professor of Industrial Relations / Human Resource Management, Department of Management
Saint Mary’s University

Sponsors and Partner Organizations

We are grateful for the support of our many sponsors and partner organizations.

  • Saint Mary’s University
    • Dr. Colin J. Dodds, President and Vice Chancellor
    • Dr. David Gautheir, Vice President, Academic and Research
    • Dr. Kevin Vessey, Associate Vice President Research
    • Dr. Gabe Morrison, Vice President, Administration
    • Dr. Esther E. Enns, Dean of Arts
    • Dr. Patricia Bradshaw, Dean, Sobey School of Business
    • Dr. Steve Smith, Dean of Science
    • Steven Proctor, Public Affairs
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada – Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program
  • Black Business Initiative of Nova Scotia
  • Hon. Percy Paris, Minister of African Nova Scotia Affairs
  • Bridgewater State, Canadian Studies Program
  • Brock University, Department of Sport Management
  • University at Buffalo
  • Canisius College
  • Mr. Wilfred Jackson, Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall of Fame Society
  • Mr. Craig Smith, Society of North American
  • Hockey Historians and Researchers (SONAHHR)

Click to see 2012 Hockey Conference Program.