Milena Parent

Milena Parent is a full professor in sport (event) management  at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. She is also tutor and professor in the Project & Event Management Module at the Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management (MEMOS) programs. Prof.. Parent focuses mostly on organization and management of major sport events (e.g., the Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games) as well as on the management of the relationships between organizing committees.

She received a fellowship for young scientist from the Government of Ontario (2010 ) and in 2009 she  was also named a research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management ( NASSM). She is co-author of Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice (avec Sharon Smith-Swan, Routledge, 2013) and  of Understanding Sport Organizations: The Application of Organization Theory (2e edition with the prof. Trevor Slack, Sciences de l’activité physique, 2006).

She was co-director of  The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management (wirh Russell Hoye, SAGE, 2017), Elite Youth Sport Policy and Management: A Comparative Analysis (with Elsa Kristiansen et Barrie Houlihan, Routledge, 2017), The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management (with Jean-Loup Chappelet, Routledge, 2015) and The Youth Olympic Games (with Dag Vidar Hanstad et Barrie Houlihan, Routledge, 2014).

In the 2001 Prof. Parent also coordinated the technical officials’ during the Games of La Francophonie and, in the 2010 she served as protocol and language services manager for the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games