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On track to become Number One in sport

August 12, 2013


Olympian and one of Australia’s greatest-ever sprint hurdler, Kyle Vander Kuyp, has helped launch La Trobe’s bid to become Australia’s leading sport university. Announcing details of La Trobe Sport, the event was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground attended by 140 guests from Victoria’s sporting community. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar said ‘La Trobe is very much […]

La Trobe wins Southern University Games

July 12, 2013


La Trobe University has won this year’s Southern University Games, topping the gold medal tally to take out the John Campbell Overall University Champion Trophy. Sport Manager John Dumaresq said the University is on a winning streak, with its third Southern Games victory in the last four years. La Trobe also won the 2010 and […]

Sport, drugs and economics

July 24, 2012


La Trobe’s Liam Lenten has brought an interesting economics idea into sport – advocating a superannuation-style scheme to deter the use of performance enhancing drugs among athletes. And he has taken ideas from sport to help teach economics, producing a fascinating series of videos which include football, soccer and Olympic analogies to explain common economic […]

Bringing the Olympics to the world – and into his classroom

July 24, 2012


La Trobe University sport journalism students will get a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the world’s greatest sporting event – the Olympic Games – is reported, produced and televised. Sport journalism head, David Lowden, is working as a studio producer for Foxtel on Australia’s games coverage alongside thousands of the world’s leading sports media personnel […]

Olympics: missing a peace of the action

July 12, 2012


The ‘Olympics and World Peace’ is a historic and lofty ideal negated by the ‘win at all cost’ mentality of modern sport. The best way to ‘place the Olympics at the service of peace-building’, if such a thing were possible, says La Trobe University sociologist Ramón Spaaij, is to emphasise values of sportsmanship, universal participation, mutual respect […]

Sport La Trobe – a new goal

May 7, 2012


With expanded programs in sports education, research and sponsorship, La Trobe University has its sights on becoming one of Australia’s leading sport universities.   ‘It’s an aim not in anyway incompatible with our focus on boosting La Trobe’s ranking as a world-class research institution,’ says Vice-Chancellor, John Dewar, ‘or with our objective of widening access and community […]

Mick Malthouse takes up mentoring and leadership role

February 14, 2012


La Trobe journalism and sports management students were the first to meet Mick Malthouse today at the inauguration of his role as the University’s first Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow. The former Collingwood coach has joined La Trobe on a three-year part-time appointment to support Vice-Chancellor John Dewar in areas such as student aspiration and leadership, strengthening schools in La Trobe’s […]

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