Bodies of Knowledge

Dates: Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Cost: Free

Bodies of Knowledge 2021 Conference

Join the University of Toronto’s Kinesiology and Physical Education Graduate Society (KPEGS) for our annual Bodies of Knowledge (BOK 2021) conference! As a result of the current pandemic and public safety restrictions, this year’s conference will be held virtually through Zoom on Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st.  Registration is FREE!

About the Conference

BOK is a conference run by graduate students, for graduate students, covering a broad spectrum of inter and multi-disciplinary issues related to health, sport, and physical activity. The 2021 BOK conference theme will be Anti-Racism in Kinesiology, Sport, & Physical Education. The global pandemic shed light on the many individual and systemic inequalities that exists for equity-deserving groups; however, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 also brought much-needed coverage and conversations towards on-going racism that the Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color continue to be subjected. The areas of health, sport and physical activity are no exception to the discrimination faced by Black people, Indigenous people, and other equity deserving groups.

The 2021 BOK conference will look to highlight research and researchers whose frameworks, attitudes, and values are rooted in intersectionality and anti-racism in kinesiology, sport, and physical education. Learn more about intersectionality and racism.

Who Should Attend?

Our 2021 BOK conference is open to all graduate students (research and professional) and researchers. Programmers, policymakers and others are also encouraged to attend. Abstracts can be works in progress, project proposals, capstone projects and completed research!  There is no cost to registering.  Register today by clicking here.

Speakers and Workshops Confirmed!

The BOK Planning Committee is excited to announce the following speakers, panellists, and workshops as part of the BOK 2021 Conference:

A completed schedule, including student presentations, will be available in the coming weeks.

Don’t miss out - register today!



Get in touch

For additional updates, please visit the Kinesiology and Physical Education Graduate Society’s (KPEGS) Facebook page.

Questions? Looking to get involved?

Please e-mail BOK Coordinators, David Brown ( or Gabriela Estrada (