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Dominique Falls

Dominique Falls

Position: Instructor; Fieldwork and Coaching Coordinator
Department: Sport Science
Faculty: Science and Technology
Office #: N1333
Office Phone: 527-5895
Email

Education and Qualifications

Education 

2017 PhD, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Simon Fraser University (Specialization: Sociology of Sport, Youth and Family)
2009 MA, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia (Specialization: Sociology of Sport)
2007 BSC, Department of Sociology & Anthropology (Honours), Creighton University (Specialization: Sociology of Law and Criminal Justice)

Qualifications

2012 SFU Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

Teaching Areas

My general teaching concentrations include sociology of sport, research methods, and sport/leisure administration. Within these areas, I focus on youth and family, gender and sexuality, colonization, social justice/social advocacy, marginalized populations, and rural, remote and isolated communities.

Scholarly and Professional Interests

I have spent my academic career studying and researching the socio-cultural relationships between sport and society – including the various ways in which social structures shape our experiences of sport. I am particularly interested in sport in rural, remote, and isolated communities, the Indigenous Sport Sector, and sport in marginalized and hard-to-service communities. My Doctorate in Sociology (Simon Fraser University) examined organized youth sport in remote and rural communities in BC through the lived experiences of young children and their families.

I am obsessed with soccer and currently playing in the Premier League. I also love to be active on the trails of the North Shore. When I am not engaging directly in sport and physical activity myself, I spend my time as: Director of Adult Programs for North Shore Girls Soccer Club, Director-at-large with the North Shore Youth Soccer Association, and Regional Committee Member with the Indigenous Sport and Recreation Council (ISPARC).

My best sport memory is running a half marathon in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, at midnight, on the summer solstice. I proudly represented the players from the Vancouver Street Soccer League who have collectively run thousands of kilometers with me over the years.

Service

Community
Current - Director, Adult Programs, North Shore Girls Soccer Club
Current – Director-at-large, North Shore Youth Soccer Association
Current – Regional Committee Member, Indigenous Sport and Recreation Council
Past - Director, Vancouver Street Soccer League
Past - Advisory Group Member, Girls and Women’s Advisory Group, viaSport

College
Current - Member, Social Committee, Sport Science Department
Past - Chair, Curriculum Committee, Sport Science Department
Past - Chair, Coaching Committee, Sport Science Department
Past - Member, Scholarship Committee, Sport Science Department
Past - Member, Health Promotion Concentration Working Group, Sport Science Department

Certifications
NCCP Making Head Way: Concussion Learning eSeries
NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Module
NCCP Competition Development, Trained Status
NCCP Competition Introduction, Trained Status
BCRPA Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module
BCRPA Vulnerable Populations Module
NCCP Aboriginal Coaching Module
BC Soccer/CSA Provincial “B” Coaching License 

Awards and Honours

2019 Research and Scholarly Activity Fund, Douglas College for research project entitled, “The Indigenous Sport System: Honouring its Strengths”
2019 Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund, Douglas College for National Indigenous Physical Activity and Wellness Conference presentation
2017 Research and Scholarly Activity Fund, Douglas College for research project entitled, “Are you saying I can’t play because I don’t have a Status Card?”: Facebook use in a Canadian Indigenous sport community
2016 Best Student Presentation, Alberta Parks and Recreation Association (ARPA) Annual Conference
2016 Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund, Douglas College for ARPA Conference Presentation
2016 Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund, Douglas College for Hockey Conference Presentation
2016 Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University
2013 Bobbie Steen Legacy Foundation Award, Promotion Plus
2013 Graduate Student Society Professional Development Grant, Simon Fraser University
2013 President’s PhD Scholarship, Simon Fraser University
2013 Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University
2013 Metro Women’s Soccer League Scholarship
2012 Sport Canada Sport Participation Research Initiative: Doctoral Supplement
2012 Metro Women’s Soccer League Scholarship
2012 Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University
2011 Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University
2011 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
2011 Metro Women’s Soccer League Scholarship
2011 Community Trust Endowment Funds Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University
2010 Graduate Fellow, Simon Fraser University
2009 Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Scholarship, Simon Fraser University
2009 Metro Women’s Soccer League Scholarship
2009 Pacific Century Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia
2008 University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia
2007 Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia
2007 Faculty of Education Supplement Award, University of British Columbia
2007 SSHRC CCGS Master’s Scholarship
2005 Brenna History Award, Creighton University
2005 Isaac Foundation Grant, Creighton University
2005 Dr. Frederick De La Vega Scholarship Creighton University
2003 Matteo Ricci Merit Scholarship, Creighton University
2003 Blue Jays Soccer Full-Ride Scholarship, Creighton University

Selected Publications

Falls, D. (2017). Parenthood, childhood, and organized youth sport in rural and small-town British Columbia: An ethnographic study. (Doctoral Dissertation). Simon Fraser Univeristy, Burnaby, Canada. 
Falls, D. & Seaweed, D. (2016). Indigenizing sport science/kinesiology: Considerations for post-secondary institutions. First Nations Perspectives, 7, 101-128.
Falls, D. & Wilson, B. (2013) ‘Reflexive Modernity' and the transition experiences of female university athletes. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48 (5), 572-593.
Falls, D. (2009). Canadian student-athletes on the move: Narratives of transition through time and space. (Master’s Thesis). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Retrieved from https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/24172
Falls, D. & MacDonald, K. (2009, June). The soccer skort: All with the female player in mind. Freekick Magazine, 6-7.