Dr. Sarah Teetzel joined the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management as an Assistant Professor in 2009. She has studied the Olympic Games for over 20 years, beginning with her doctoral dissertation on Olympic eligibility rules, completed at the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University, which received the Pierre de Coubertin prize from the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee.
A common thread amongst her research is a focus on applied ethical issues in sport, emphasizing the intersection of rules and values. Her research in sport ethics has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Her current research focuses on physical literacy and multisport participation, the inclusion of transgender athletes in sport, anti-racism in sport in Winnipeg, and the history and philosophy of the Olympic Winter Games. She currently collaborates with researchers on SSHRC-funded projects at the University of Toronto and the University of Winnipeg.
Having served as the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management from 2014 to 2021, she remains interested in academic integrity, curriculum development, and critical thinking pedagogy. At the University of Manitoba, she is a member of the Centre for Human Rights Research and the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, and she is a Fellow of St. John’s College. Beyond the University, she is a member of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), and the International Olympic Academy’s Scientific Committee.