Sandra Kirby

University of Winnipeg

Sandra Kirby is a professor of sociology at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a former Olympic athlete who participated in the Montreal Olympics as a member of the Canadian Rowing Team.

  • The Dome of Silence

    Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport

    By Lorraine Greaves, Olena Hankivsky and Sandra Kirby     January 2000

    This book brings violence in sport to life through athletes’ own stories of abuse. The authors scrutinize the values underlying sport by examining the contradictory experiences of Canada’s elite athletes. Values such as competition, compulsory heterosexuality and patriotism are analyzed for their effects on athletes, coaches and the culture of sport. The authors recommend revamping these values in order to create a more ethical and caring sport scene for all. They describe changes that have been made by sports organizations and point to further steps that need to be taken by all who participate in organized sport.