The University of Ottawa Sport Management Group was proud to host the 30th edition of the North American Society for Sport Management Conference
last week, which was crowned with great success. Under the theme â€śKnowledge, Passion, Community: Driving Sport Forward
â€ť, the conference welcomed over 450 delegates from around the world, and could count on the support of over thirty student volunteers from the School of Human Kinetics, one of the organizers goals. The other goals were to facilitate researcher-practitioner networking, and to organize a memorable conference that promotes the Sport Management Program from the Faculty of Health Sciences.
In the photo, taken after the industry panel held on June 5, from left to right: Eric MacIntosh (NASSM 2015 co-chair), Jeff Hunt (President, Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group), Mathieu Fleury (City of Ottawa councillor for Rideau-Vanier Ward and alum of the Masters in sport management), Greg Stremlaw (CEO, Curling Canada), and Milena Parent (NASSM 2015 co-chair).
Congratulations to the organizers from the School of Human Kinetics!
Dr. Martin CamirĂ© et Dr. Tanya Forneris from the University of Ottawaâ€™s School of Human Kinetics organized a workshop on March 26, 2015 with members of Michigan State Universityâ€™s Institute for the Study of Youth Sport. During the workshop, the professors and students discussed many ideas related to how future studies should address the most pressing needs in youth sport research. The event was as a pre-conference workshop to the ECSEPS (http://www.ecseps.com
) conference, which was organized by SHK graduate students.
Congratulations to Devyn Scott, a Bachelor of Human Kinetics student from the Faculty of Health Sciences, who recently qualified to represent Team Canada on the menâ€™s team for the 2015 Whitewater Freestyle World Championships to be held in Ottawa on August 30th 2015. He also has the entrepreneurial spirit and is the owner/operator of a kayaking brand called "Airborn Athletics". To follow his journey or to know more about his passion, go to facebook.com/airbornkayaking
. Best of luck in your training and future competitions Devyn!
The Honourable Bal Gosal, federal Minister of State for Sport, is the special guest lecturer at the School of Human Kinetics
The Honourable Bal Gosal, federal Minister of State for Sport, was the special guest lecturer on September 24 with the Sports Management Group at the School of Human Kinetics. Mr. Gosal was speaking about the role of Sport Canada, including the Sport Support Program and the Athlete Assistance Program, the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian sport system, and its plan for the next 5-10 years. He also took the professors and student questions.
The book by professor Audrey Giles
(School of Human Kinetics) co-edited with Janice Forsyth (Western University) - "Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues
" - was announced as the co-winner of the Best Edited Collection Award from the North American Society for Sport History. Congratulations!