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Bruce Kidd

Bruce Kidd
Kidd giving the convocation speech at University of Toronto in 2007
Born (1943-07-26) July 26, 1943
Ottawa, Ontario
Awards Order of Canada

Bruce Kidd, OC (born July 26, 1943) is a Canadian academic, author, and athlete.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he was a member of the University of Toronto track and field team. He won 18 national senior championships in Canada, the United States, and Britain. He won a gold (in the 6 Miles event) and bronze medal (in the 3 Miles event) at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and was a member of the Canadian 1964 Summer Olympics team (competing in the Men's 5000 metres, Men's 10000 metres and scheduled to start in the Men's marathon). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy in 1965 from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in Adult Education in 1968 from the University of Chicago. He also received a Master of Arts in History in 1980 and a Ph.D. in History in 1990 from York University.[1]

A documentary film about him, entitled Runner, was produced and directed by Don Owen and narrated by the great poet W. H. Auden

In 1970, he joined the University of Toronto as a lecturer. He was appointed an Assistant Professor in 1973 and an Associate Professor in 1979. In 1991, he was appointed a Professor. He was formerly Director of the School of Physical and Health Education and Acting Director of the Department of Athletics and Recreation. He is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the Warden of Hart House at the University of Toronto. On February 27, 2014, Kidd was named to become the interim vice president and principal for University of Toronto Scarborough.[1]

He is an honorary member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Awards and honours

Selected bibliography

  • The Death of Hockey (with John Mcfarlane, 1972)
  • The Political Economy of Sport (1979)
  • Tom Longboat (1980)
  • Hockey Showdown (1980)
  • Who's a Soccer Player (1980)
  • Athletes' Rights in Canada (with Mary Eberts, 1982)
  • The Struggle for Canadian Sport (1996), winner of the North American Society of Sport History book prize.
  • "Sports and Masculinity (2013)


  1. ^ a b "Professor Bruce Kidd appointed interim vice-president and principal, UTSC". University of Toronto Scarborough. 2014-02-27. 
  • "Canadian Who's Who 1997 profile". Retrieved March 21, 2006. 
  • "University of Toronto faculty biography". Archived from the original on February 14, 2006. Retrieved March 21, 2006. 
Preceded by
Anne Heggtveit
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Don Jackson

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