Milena ParentAssociate Professor
Room: MNT 374
Telephone: (613) 562-5800, ext. 2984
Fax: (613) 562-5497
- Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Milena Parent is an associate professor in sport management, specializing in major sport events. She teaches sport management courses in both official languages at the undergraduate and graduate level in the School of Human Kinetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is also an invited associate professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. She is a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management and an Early Researcher Award holder of the Government of Ontario.
She obtained her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She became interested in sport management because of her background in figure skating, having been a competitive figure skater, coach, volunteer, and administrator. This led to an M.A. in Sport Administration and a stint as the Technical Officialsâ€™ Coordinator for the 2001 Games of La Francophonie. Most recently, she was a protocol and language services manager for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. She has also provided advice to the London 2012 and Oslo 2022 bid teams, as well as having consulted for the Aquatics Federation of Canada and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.
Dr. Parentâ€™s research focuses on organization theory and strategic management, primarily in the context of major sport events (e.g., the Pan American Games, the Games of La Francophonie, FINA World Aquatics Championships, and the Olympic Games). She is interested in the governance and relationships between the organizing committee and its various stakeholders.
Dr. Parent has published articles in top management and sport management journals including the Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and Event Management, numerous book chapters, has co-authored Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice, and has co-authored the second edition of the widely used Understanding Sport Organizations: The Application of Organization Theory textbook. She has presented her research at various international management and sport management conferences, including the North American Society for Sport Management, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, World Congress on Sport Management, European Association for Sport Management, and Academy of Management conferences.
|2005||Ph.D.||Physical Education & Recreation, Sport Management||University of Alberta|
|2001||M.A.||Human Kinetics, Sport Administration||University of Ottawa|
|1999||B.Sc.||Physiology||University of Ottawa|
- Major sport events (event management)
- Stakeholders, partnerships, and networks
- Knowledge transfer
- Organization theory
- Strategic management