In collaboration with Michael Landsberg and his #SickNotWeak organization, the GXSLab is proud to have produced and hosted the #SickNotWeak webinar, an open forum dedicated to raising awareness in regards to mental health. With an emphasis on students, Landsberg (along with the GXSLab's own Laurel Walzak, Crina Mustafa, Josh Kim, and Casey Dobson) used the webinar to answer questions, outline tips, and provide resources for students.
If you are a student or someone who's struggling with mental health, please don't be afraid to reach out to someone. Our hope is that this webinar is another step in the right direction towards shining a spotlight on mental health as a whole.
Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, president of Ryerson University, introduces the 2020 Hijabi Ballers Virtual Community Conference.
In the first part of the conference's webinar, Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad joins the panel in a discussion about past experiences and keys to success.
A conference introduction brought to you by Professor Walzak, the director of the GXS Lab, and by Dr. Charles Falzon, the Dean of FCAD at Ryerson University.
Batouly Camara, a professional basketball player for FIBA and UConn alumni, joins the webinar to share her life experiences.
Personal trainer Nabat Sherif makes an appearance on the panel to answer some questions about her life and sports.
Biftu Tula, a former basketball player and current youth basketball coach, joins the webinar to share some of her personal experiences in sport.
Mayor John Tory acknowledges the hard work being done by both the Hijabi Ballers organization and the GXSLab in an effort to promote diversity and inclusion in sport during the pandemic. By supporting women, particularly of the Muslim faith in any and all sporting activities will further develop Toronto's diversity and make our city a more multicultural place. Click the button to see what the mayor had to say.
It's no secret that high school and university sports are on the rise in Canada. In an effort to put local schools and teams on the map, the GXSLab partnered with the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) in order to provide coverage, support, and recognition to deserving high school athletes; setting the stage for their future athletic careers. The Lab travels across Ontario and takes a deep dive into some of the province's best basketball programs. In a never-before-seen multi-part documentary series, the GXSLab brings you the inside scoop and a behind the scenes look at high school basketball in Canada.
Episode 1 features the season-opening tilt from one of Toronto's most decorated basketball schools, Crestwood Prep.
Episode 2 follows the culture of basketball in the GTA, as Orangeville Prep takes the spotlight.
Episode 3 brings with it a dramatic Game of the Week, as both Central Tech and Lincoln Prep put their perfect records on the line.
Episode 4 takes us to Oakville, Ontario where we enter King's Christian Collegiate as they face Capital Courts.
Episode 5 follows Excel Hoops Prep and Southwest Academy as they square off in the latest edition of the Game of the Week.
Episode 6 brings us to Bill Crothers Secondary School this time, as Capital Courts takes a trip to Unionville.
Episode 7 finds us back at Crestwood Prep, this time covering the Men's Basketball team as they welcome the Bill Crothers Colts into Toronto.
Episode 8 is live from Crestwood Prep for one final time, as the nearly undefeated Capital Courts pay a visit from Ottawa.
The best teams in the province find themselves in a do-or-die tournament from the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Who will be crowned OSBA champion?