The Impact of the Economic Recession on Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Programs

Authors

  • Todd Aughey The University of Western Ontario
  • Karen Danylchuk The University of Western Ontario
  • Katie Lebel The University of Western Ontario

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.4.1.147

Abstract

There is a paucity of research that addresses the impact of the recent economic recession on Intercollegiate Athletics programs in Canada. This study investigated the impact of the recession as it relates to Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), the national governing body for university sport in Canada. Telephone interviews were conducted with the Director of Athletics at eight universities across the country, as well as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CIS. Results of the study indicated that very few schools had been asked to make dramatic reductions to programming. Athletic programs have proceeded cautiously with budget spending, suspicious that the worst may not be over. The greatest financial impacts were experienced in general University as well as athletic-specific endowments.

Author Biographies

Todd Aughey, The University of Western Ontario

Aughey, Danylchuk, and Lebel are with the School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Karen Danylchuk, The University of Western Ontario

Aughey, Danylchuk, and Lebel are with the School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Katie Lebel, The University of Western Ontario

Aughey, Danylchuk, and Lebel are with the School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

Aughey, T., Danylchuk, K., & Lebel, K. (2011). The Impact of the Economic Recession on Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Programs. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 4(1), 147–157. https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.4.1.147