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A Conversation with Ted Nolan

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In celebration of National Indigenous History Month, U of T's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) invites you to tune in online for A Conversation with Ted Nolan on June 11, 2024.

In conversation with Tricia McGuire-Adams, an Anishinaabekwe from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek and associate professor at KPE, Ted Nolan will share some of the experiences detailed in his recent book, Life in Two Worlds: A Coach's Journey from the Reserve to the NHL and Back. The book is a moving exploration of how a beloved sport can harbour subtle but devastating racism, of how a person can find purpose when opportunity and choice are stripped away, and of how focusing on what really matters can bring two worlds together.

Don't miss this candid conversation about the challenges and triumphs Ted has faced in his career as an Indigenous athlete and coach, and how he continues to use hockey to inspire and help change the lives of First Nations youth across Canada. 


Ted Nolan

Ted Nolan grew up on the Garden River First Nation Reserve and played three seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He served as an assistant coach with the Hartford Whalers and as head coach for the Buffalo Sabres from 1995 to 1997 and from 2013-2015; he was also head coach for the New York Islanders from 2006-2008. Ted has coached internationally, taking Team Latvia to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games in 2014.



Tricia McGuire-Adams


Tricia McGuire-Adams is an Anishinaabekwe from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek and is an associate professor with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. She is an Anishinaabe health, wellbeing, and physical activity researcher who uses Indigenous research methodologies to study how Indigenous peoples' knowledge systems can inform new thinking and practices in addressing ill health as a process of Indigenous Resurgence.





Event Details

  • June 11, 2024 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Online (link will be sent to registrants a few days before the event)
  • Conversation format, followed by interactive Q & A


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