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Winston W.H. To, MSpMgt

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Winston Wing Hong To

Curriculum Vitae

 

64 Belgrave Avenue,

Toronto, Ontario,

M5M 3T1, Canada

Telephone: +1(519)670-8550

Email: [email protected]

 

Last Updated: 2 December 2014

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1. Research Interests

 §  International and Comparative Sport

§  Sport Policies

§  High Performance and Elite Sport

§  Sport and Physical Activity

 

2. Educational History

 

2010 to Present                                                    

Doctor of Philosophy, Kinesiology

Western University, Canada

Dissertation Title: National sport policies leading to increased sport participation

Supervisor: Dr. Darwin Semotiuk

 

2008 to 2009                                        

Master of Sports Management

Bond University, Australia

Major Paper Title: Reorganizing a sporting league, will it be successful? A case study on the Australian National Basketball League (NBL)

Supervisor: Professor Shayne Quick

 

2003 to 2007                                        

Bachelor of Arts Honours, Criminology and Political Science with Minor in Applied Information Technology

University of Windsor, Canada

 

3. Journal Articles

 

Articles in review or preparation

To, W.W.H., Jones, B, & Semotiuk, D.  (work in progress). The Norwegian sport system. 

To, W.W.H.  (work in progress).  The Cuban high performance sport system.

To, W.W.H., Quick, S., & Scott, O.  (work in progress).  A critical analysis from the perspective of the Gold Coast region (in Australia) on the restructuring of the Australian National Basketball League. 

 

4.  Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

 

To, W.W.H., & Semotiuk, D.  (2013).  Winning at life: International perspectives on the Special Olympics movement.  In Baka, R., & Hess R. (Editors).  On the periphery: New perspectives on the Olympic movement.  Walla Walla Press. 

To, W.W.H., Smolianov, P., & Semotiuk, D.  (2013).  Comparative high performance sport models.  In Sotiriadou, P., & De Bosscher, V. (Editors).  Managing high performance sport.  Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

 

5. Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

Legg, D., Schoenberg, G., To, W.W.H., & Hamilton, S.  (2014, October).  Sport policies leading to international sporting success: A Canadian case study.  Oral presentation at the 2014 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference,  Jasper, Alberta, Canada.

Legg, D., Schoenberg, G., Hamilton, S., To, W.W.H., & De Bosscher, V.  (2014, January). SPLISS: Sport policies leading to international sporting success.  Oral presentation at the 2014 Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) National Summit,  Gatineau-Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Legg, D., Schoenberg, G., Hamiton, S., To, W.W.H., & De Bosscher, V.  (2013, November). Sport policies leading to international sporting success.  Poster presentation at the 2013 Petro Canada Sport Leadership Sportif Conference,   Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

To, W.W.H.  (2013, May).  Adopting the Norwegian high performance and elite sport (HPS) ideology to the Canadian HPS system.  Oral presentation at the 2013 University of Toronto Body of Knowledge Conference,  Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

To, W.W.H.  (2013, April).  Can sport participation be compared and explained using the SPLISS analytical framework ideology.  Oral presentation at the 10th Annual Brock Sport Management Student Research Colloquium,  St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Jones, B., To, W.W.H., & Semotiuk, D.  (2012, November).  The funding structure of the Norwegian sport and physical activity system.  Oral presentation at the 18th Annual Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference,  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 

Schoenberg, G., To, W.W.H., & Legg, D.  (2012, November).  Exposing a lack of communication regarding sport policy: An analysis of the Canadian talent identification process. Oral presentation at the 18th Annual Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference,  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

To, W.W.H., Jones, B., Desjardins, J., & Semotiuk, D.  (2012, April).  The application of social/political theories to the SPLISS (Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success) model.  Oral presentation at the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport,  Merida, Venezuela. 

To, W.W.H.  (2012, March).  An Investigation on the prevalence of quantitative research within the sociocultural area of sport.  Oral presentation at the 2012 Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport,  Columbus, Ohio, United States of America.

To, W.W.H.  (2011, September).  The reorganization of a professional sports league: A critical analysis of the Australian National Basketball League.  Oral presentation at the 19th Conference of the European Association of Sport Management,  Madrid, Spain. 

To, W.W.H.  (2011, April).  The Crawford Report’s ideology and strategies: Should and can it be applied to Canada’s high performance sport system?  Oral presentation at the 2011 Brock  University Sport Management Student Research Colloquium,  St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

To, W.W.H.  (2011, January).  Can culture shape the identity of a sport? A case study on Lifesaving Sport – Surf Life Saving Australia and Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada.  Oral presentation at the 9th Annual MacIntosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference,  Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

 

6. Awards, Honours, Scholarships, Fellowships

 

2013-14, Teaching Assistant Award ($500.00), Western University (The Society of Graduate Students/the School of Graduate and Post-Doctorl Studies/PSAC 610)

2013-14, Western Graduate Research Scholarship ($16,634.00), Western University (School of Kinesiology)                        

2012-13, Western Graduate Research Scholarship ($16,634,00), Western University (School of Kinesiology)

2012-13, Study Aboard Support Fund ($500), Western University (Faculty of Health Sciences)

2012-13, Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($784.83), Western University (School of Kinesiology)

2012-13, Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($400.00), Western University (Faculty of Health Scienes) 

2012-13, Travel Subsidy ($400.00), Western University (Society of Graduate Students)

2011-2012, Western Graduate Research Scholarship ($14,281.54), Western University (School of Kinesiology)

2011-12, Travel Subsidy ($400.00), Western University (Society of Graduate Students)              

2011-12, Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($760.76), Western University (School of Kinesiology) 

2011-12, Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($600.00),  The University of Western Ontario (Faculty of Health Sciences)

2010-11,  Western Graduate Research Scholarship ($14,254.46), The University of Western Ontario (School of Kinesiology)                            

2010-11, Graduate Student Conference Travel Award  ($600.00), The University of Western Ontario (School of Kinesiology)

2010-11, Study Abroad Support Fund ($500.00), The University of Western Ontario (Faculty of Health Sciences)

2010-11, The Earle Zeigler Scholarship in Kinesiology ($1000.00), The University of Western Ontario (School of Kinesiology)  

2009, First in Class Prize (Semester 093, Sport Business Innovation, SPMT71-117), Bond University

 

7. Teaching Related Experience

 

Academic Lectures

2013, How to write a critical essay – Prepared and presented to International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460F), October 23: Western University

2013, Norwegian sport and physical activity system – Prepared and presented to International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460F), September 27: Western University

2013, How to write a well-composed essay – Prepared and presented to International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), March 7: Western University

2013, Norwegian sport and physical activity system – Prepared and presented to International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), February 26: Western University

2013, High performance sport: From a comparative perspective – Prepared and presented to International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), February 12: Western University

2012, High performance sport: A Canadian focus – Prepared and presented to Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), October 5: Western University 

2012, How to write a well-composed essay – Prepared and presented to International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), February 14: The University of Western Ontario

2011, Should we invest in major sporting events in Canada?: Case study on the Pan Am and ParaPan Am Toronto 2015 – Prepared and presented to Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), November 11: The University of Western Ontario

2011, A review of “Canadians: A portrait of a country and its people” – Prepared and presented to Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), November 9: The University of Western Ontario

2011, The inside of an National Sport Organization (NSO): Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada – Prepared and presented to Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), November 7: The University of Western Ontario

2011, How to write a well-composed essay – Prepared and presented to Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), October 20: The University of Western Ontario

2011, Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS) – Prepared and presented to Advanced Topics in the Sociocultural Area (KIN 9101), October 17: The University of Western Ontario

2011, Poor essay writing from The University of Western Ontario Kinesiology undergraduate students – Prepared and presented to Advanced Topics in the Sociocultural Area (KIN 9101), April 11: The University of Western Ontario 

2011, Early specialization and sport development: From the inside of national sport organizations – Prepared and presented to Comparative and International Sport (KIN 4460G), April 5: The University of Western Ontario

2010, A review of “Canadians: A portrait of a country and its people” – Prepared and presented to Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), October 6: The University of Western Ontario

2010, An analysis of Lifesaving Sport Commission: Canadian National Sport Organization (NSO) of Lifesaving Sport – Prepared and presented to Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), October 4: The University of Western Ontario

2010, Environmental Sustainability of Gold Coast City Marathon – Prepared and presented to Event Management (SPMT 11-103), March 10: Bond University

 

Teaching Assistantships

2013 (September to December), International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, Western University

2013 (January to April), International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, Western University

2012 (January to April), International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, The University of Western Ontario

2011 (September to December), Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, The University of Western Ontario

2011 (January to April), International and Comparative Sport (KIN 4460G), Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, The University of Western Ontario

2010 (September to December), Canadian Sport System (KIN 3377F), Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, The University of Western Ontario

 

Teaching Development

2013: Writing a teaching philosophy statement (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, Western University, October 29

2013: Putting together a teaching dossier (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, Western University, October 29

2013: Global learning: Bringing the world to Western (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, Western University, May 14

2013: Teaching master class: Lecture in Kinesiology (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, Western University, February 28

2013: Excellence in online teaching (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, Western University, February 4

2013: Challenges and opportunities of sessional teaching (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, Western University, February 4

2011: Seen it, Heard it, Learned it: Teaching ideas for visual and aural learners (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, June 29

2011: She had a year to do it in: Research writing and procrastination in grad education (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, May 16

2011: Tech Tools for Teaching (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, May 16

2011: Why don’t we just do it? Self-regulation, academic procrastination and lighting the fire (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, May 16

2011: Advanced Teaching Program (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, March to May

2011: Teaching Mentor Program (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, March to April

2011: I rest my case: Use of case studies in undergraduate education (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, February 15 

2010: Future Professor: Introduction to the Western certificate (WCUTL), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, September 23

 

8. Academic Development

 

2012: International research and collaboration (Faculty Mentor Program), Teaching Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, January 20

2011: Safety in the Field Workshop, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, The University of Western Ontario, April 20

2011: Putting Off Procrastination (Certificate of Academic Engagement), Learning Skills Services, The University of Western Ontario, February 14

2011: So you’ve read the literature – now what?: Writing your literature review, Writing Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, February 2 

2011: Putting your best work forward: Writing effective research proposal, Writing Support Centre, The University of Western Ontario, February 2

 

9. Research Related Experience                               

 

Sept. 2011 to Present, Co-Researcher,  Mount Royal University, Canada

Research Project:Sport policy factors leading to international sporting success (SPLISS) Canada

Primary Researcher: David Legg

 

Nov. 2009 to Jan. 2010, Research Assistant, Bond University, Australia

Research Project:Streamlining Operations and Use of Government Funding in Sports Clubs on the Gold Coast

Supervisors: Dr. Popi Sotiriadou/Mr. Glen Tunks

 

10. University Service

 

Sept. 2011 to June 2014, School of Kinesiology Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Representative, PSAC 610, Western University

Sept. 2012 to April 2014, Proctor and Hall Monitor, King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario 

Sept. 2010 to April 2014, Proctor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

 

11. Media Coverage

 

Legg, D., Schoenberg, G., To, W.W.H., & Hamilton, S.  (2014, November).  Sport policies leading to international sporting success (SPLISS).  Canadian Sport For Life.  http://canadiansportforlife.ca/blog/sport-policies-leading-international-sporting-success-spliss-dr-david-legg

To, W.W.H., Poeta, D., & Russell, B.  (2011, March).  Cuba offers more than ‘sports for all’.   London, Ontario:  Western News.

 

12. Industry Experience

 

September 2014 to Present, Strength and Conditioning Services Representative, SPEED Strength and Conditioning

September 2010 to Present, Chair of Sport Development, Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada

September 2014, Event Assistant, Epic Tour Halton

April 2013 to August 2014, Event Coordinator, Western Mustangs

June 2013 to August 2013, Head of Court and Land Sports, Zodiac Day Camp 

Sept. 2011 to April 2013, Event Staff, Western Mustangs

Sept. 2009 to April 2010, Assistant Youth Development Officer, The Surf Club Kurrawa

September to Feb. 2010, Game Night Operations Assistant/Marketing and Promotions Intern, Gold Coast Blaze

October 2009 to Dec. 2009, Marketing Intern, KooGa Australia

July 2004 to April 2008, Swim Supervisor/Sub Supervisor/Bronze Cross Examiner,  Zodiac Swim School

 

13. Consultancy Experience

 

October 2012 to March 2013, Data Analyst, Rowing Canada Aviron

January 2010 to April 2010, Consultant, Chelsea Maples, Melissa Howard, Paul Cracroft-Wilson (Surf Life Saving Athletes)

February 2010 to March 2010, Consultant/Researcher, Events Queensland 

August 2009 to Nov. 2009, Researcher/Operations Assistant, Surf Life Saving Australia

 

14. Volunteer Experience

 

September 2013, Logistics and Operations Coordinator, 2013 Western University Faculty of Health Sciences Tri-University Symposium on Research, Collaboration, and Exchange

September 2013, Event Volunteer, Epic Tour Halton

July 2011 to March 2013, Trade Volunteer, Energy Exchange Program, Moksha Yoga London and Moksha Yoga London West

February 2012, Event Volunteer, 4 Corners Special Olympics Ontario Basketball Event                                                                        

June 2011, Conference Volunteer, North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM) Conference 

November 2009,  Conference Volunteer, Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference

 

15. Report for Industry Partners

 

Sauvageau, D., Semotiuk, D., & To, W.W.H.  (2013, March).  Rowing Canada Aviron Post Olympic 2012 study.  A report for Rowing Canada Aviron.

To, W.W.H.  (2010, March).  Environmental Sustainability of the Gold Coast City Marathon. A report submitted to Queensland Events Gold Coast.

To, W.W.H.  (2009, November).  Occupational Health and Safety of the 2010 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.  A report submitted to Surf Life Saving Australia.

 

Reports in review or preparation 

To, W.H.H.  (work in progress).  A review of the Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada Long Term Athlete Development Program.  A report for Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada Lifesaving Sport Commission

 

16. Professional Development

 

2014: Canadian Olympic Team marketing vision (presented by Derek Kent), Sport Information Research Centre (SIRC), Sport Governance Webinar Series, January 14

2013: Club Excellence workshop, Ottawa Sport Council, Algonquin College, November 23

 

17. Extra-Circular Activities

 

August 2009 to Present, Beach Sprinter, Upper Canada Lifesaving Club/Rogue Valley Lifesaving Club

November 2008 to April 2010, Beach Sprinter, Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club

Sept. 2003 to Oct. 2004 & Sept. 2007 to Nov. 2007, Varsity Rugby Athlete, Windsor Lancers

 

18. Languages

 

English                                                       

Reading: Native, Speaking: Native, Writing: Native 

 

Cantonese                                               

Reading: Memorized Proficiency, Speaking: Native, Writing: Memorized Proficiency

 

 

19. Membership to Professional Bodies

 

2012-2013: Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)

2012-2013: International Society of Comparative Sport and Physical Education (ISCPES)

2011-2012: European Association for Sport Management (EASM)

 

20. Academic References

 

Dr. Darwin Semotiuk, Professor Emeritus (School of Kinesiology), Western University

+1(519)661-3088 x 83088

[email protected]

 

Professor Shayne Quick, Former Professor (Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine), Bond University

+61 4 6661 6160

[email protected]

 

Dr. Richard Baka, Senior Lecturer (College of Sport and Exercise), Victoria University

+61 3 9919 4358

[email protected]

 

Dr. David Legg, Professor (Department of Physical Education and Recreational Studies), Mount Royal University

+1(403)440-6495

[email protected]

 

21. Industry References

 

Dan Durack, Event and Video Production Manager, Western Mustangs

+1(519)661-2111 x 88331

[email protected]

 

Gordon Bullock, Athletic Centre Coordinator, Havergal College

+1(416)483-3843 x 6658

[email protected]

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