Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Ottawa
Milena Parent is a full-time professor in sport (event) management in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Parent also lectures in and is a tutor for Olympic Solidarity-funded Executive Masters in Sport Organization Management (MEMOS) program. She received a University of Ottawa Young Researcher Award (2009) and a Government of Ontario Early Researcher Award (2010). She became a North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Research Fellow in 2009. Dr. Parent is an international expert in sport (event) management and governance. Practically, Dr. Parent has worked at the 2001 Games of La Francophonie and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
Finally, she has consulted for a number of organizations, such as the Aquatic Federation of Canada, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages and Canadian Heritage/Sport Canada. She currently sits on the Canadian Sport Policy 2012 Policy Implementation and Monitoring Work Group.