Charlene Weaving

Charlene Weaving

143 Saputo Centre
(902) 867-2260


Dr. Weaving hails from Florenceville, New Brunswick where she worked the potato harvest during the annual fall “potato break”. She graduated from Acadia with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 1999. She played varsity rugby while at Acadia and continued to play during her graduate career at The University of Western Ontario (UWO). She received her Masters of Arts in 2001 at UWO and examined from a sport philosophical perspective the sexualization of female athletes in traditional masculine sports (like rugby) compared to emerging sports (like snowboarding). She defended her Ph.D. in April of 2005 in sport philosophy and analyzed the case of women athletes posing nude. Her experience of playing rugby coupled by 10 years of summer work in the Northern Ontario tree planting industry have inspired many of her research projects. She is a self-declared passionate Olympic Games fan and researches ethical issues surrounding the Olympics. Charlene moved to the “Nish” in 2005, and in 2007 was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. She enjoys canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing with her husband and 2 bearded collie puppies (Bilodeau and Screefer).


Research Interests

Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport; Doping and Ethics; Gender Studies in Sport; Modern Olympic Games