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Kate Placide (Cowan)
I understand the value of positive programming for children, and am a strong believer that positive active programming - develops positive people. I also have a strong passion to engage students within our communities and providing youth an opportunity to grow through community engaged learning. I worked in the field of sport and development from 2005 - 2011, first as a Commonwealth Games of Canada intern placed with TTASPE, and then as the Director of Development with the IAYS and as a monitoring and evaluation consultant for a UNICEF Child Rights project in Trinidad and Tobago. Currently I am working as the Global Community Engaged Learning Coordinator at Western University in London, Ontario.
I created a system called the Edge Principle Training System(EPTS) that teaches personal life skills to youth through sports in real time. The mission is to build stronger youth, families and communities by teaching life skills through sport. I have also created a duplicatable system for affordable facilities to be erected and offer the best youth programs in the world regardless of their race, religion, sex, economic or social background. For this world to survive...all kids need to play together! Adults too...but that is a bit harder in today's world.
Ibrahim is former Africa Editor for Goal.com, formerly SoccerAge.com. At 16, he began working for the Italy-headquartered company as its Africa Correspondent, and in 2004 as Africa Editor. After seven years with the company, he resigned in 2007. He is a contributor to Free Kick and THE League, Canadian and British magazines, respectively.
Vassil Girginov is Reader in Sport Management/Development in the School of Sport and Education at the University of Brunel, West London. He joined Brunel from the University of Windsor, Canada. Until 2005 he taught at the University of Luton, England and the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria and collaborated with the Bulgarian Sports Union and the National Olympic Committee. His research interests and publications are in the field of the Olympic movement, sport development and comparative management and policy analysis, and Eastern European sport. Vassil's latest book is 'Management of Sports Development' (2008) by Elsevier.