Bruce Kidd is vice-president and principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough and a professor of kinesiology and physical education. Bruce was champion in the six miles at the 1962 Commonwealth Games, and, after fifty-two years, he still holds the Canadian junior record for the 5,000 metres. He has participated in the Olympics as an athlete, journalist, contributor to the arts and culture programs, and accredited social scientist. In 2007, he coordinated the literature reviews that shaped the policies of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, and as chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport from 2009 to 2013, he strengthened the Commonwealth Secretariat’s commitment to sport as a means of development. He was founding chair of the Olympic Academy of Canada, served on the boards for Toronto’s 1996 and 2008 Olympic bids, and helped plan the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games in Toronto. He is an officer of the Order of Canada.
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