Olympic Industry Resistance: Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda I was born in Sydney, Australia, and came to Canada in 1966. I began part-time undergraduate studies at U of T in 1972 and completed my PhD in 1983. From 1986 to 2007, I was a professor at OISEUT, in the departments of Adult Education and Sociology and Equity Studies in Education. My research interests since 1980 have focused on gender and sport. More recently, I've been researching and writing about the Olympics, specifically their negative social, political and environmental impacts. I've had three books published on these issues, as well as six other books on women and sport, and a biography/autobiography of my mother and myself, titled A Lot to Learn: Women and Education in the 20th Century (Women's Press, 2005).
Mysteries and anything from Australia (I still call Australia home!)
U of T Memory
I had the privilege of working with the late Professor Mary O'Brien at OISE. I was the first PhD candidate whom she supervised, and then we became colleagues and friends. Without Mary, I probably would not have had a career as a U of T professor.