PhD (Sport Sociology), University of Otago, 2004
MHK (Sport Management), University of Windsor, 1999
B.A. University of Western Ontario, 1996
BackgroundDr. Scherer joined the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation in 2005.
1) Community-based participatory action research on the impacts of a new, ‘world-class’ arena and downtown entertainment district in Edmonton (SSHRC-funded through 2019).
2) The provision and uses of inner-city sport-for-development and leisure opportunities in divided urban centres (CIHR-funded).
3) The political economy of sports broadcasting in the digital era (SSHRC-funded).
4) The political debates over the construction of publicly-funded major league sports facilities and entertainment districts.
Dr. Scherer teaches a range of socio-cultural undergraduate courses, as well as a graduate course in Sport and Popular Culture.
This course brings a sociological imagination to the study of sport and leisure with particular reference to Canadian society. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 104 or PERLS 104.Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 582, KRLS 582 or PERLS 582.Winter Term 2021