Members and Graduate Students

Internal Members (uOttawa)

  • Alexandra Arellano (SHK, uOttawa) Sociology of tourism; cultural and social transformations; festivals, heritages, memories and identities; events management; tourism and sustainability; development and international cooperation; Latin America.
  • John Barnes (SHK, uOttawa) Sports law and policy, sports history, costs and consequences of sport.
  • Christine Dallaire (SHK, uOttawa) Sports and identity; minority Francophe communities; youth; cultural studies; discourse analysis; minorities and games.
  • Alex Dumas (SHK, uOttawa) Sociology of bodily practices; the theory of Pierre Bourdieu applied to physical activity and sports; the relation to the body of adolescents and older adults; contemporary discourses on anti-aging.
  • Audrey Giles (SHK, uOttawa) Aboriginal women's involvement in leisure pursuits (e.g., sport, recreation, physical activity); Dene Games; Arctic Winter Games; NWT Aquatics Program; Alberta's Future Leaders Program; feminist poststructural ethnography.
  • Jean Harvey (SHK, uOttawa) Sports and globalization of sports; Canadian policies on amateur and professional sports; the political economy of sports.
  • Marc Lavoie (Economics, uOttawa) Economics of sports (discrimination, ice hockey); non-orthodox economic theories; post-Keynesian theory; growth; macroeconomic theory; monetary theory and policy.
  • Eric MacIntosh (SHK, uOttawa) Organizational behavior: culture, leadership and human resources; sport marketing, sponsorship; event management, spectator perceptions; globalization of sport; fitness industry.
  • Maurice Lévesque (Sociology and Anthropology, uOttawa) Sociology of health; social policies; social networks.
  • Mark Lowes (Communication, uOttawa) Media, sport and popular culture; urban geography and special events; qualitative research design and methods.
  • Eileen O`Connor (SHK, uOttawa) History of medicine, sport, the body; constructions of risk in historical perspective; women, leisure and health.
  • Norm O'Reilly (SHK, uOttawa) Marketing; sport business; sport marketing; sport finance; social marketing; sport participation; tourism marketing; sponsorship and partnerships.
  • Milena Parent (SHK, uOttawa) Large-scale sporting events (event management); organizational theory; strategic management; stakeholder theory; governance; organizational image and identity management; leadership; cross-cultural differences; organizational change.
  • Michael Robidoux (SHK, uOttawa) First National sport; youth hockey; professional hockey; Canadian sport history; postcolonialism.
  • Ryme Seferdjeli (History, uOttawa) Modern Middle Eastern and North African history; women and gender history (Modern Middle East and North Africa); Women during the Algerian decolonisation war.
  • Benoît Séguin (SHK, uOttawa) Sport sponsorship; Comsumer behaviour; Branding; Olympic Games; Ambush marketing.

External Members

  • Anouk Bélanger (Sociology UQAM), Sociology of popular culture; sociology of mass media; Cultural Studies; cultural intervention; sport venues and the spectacularization of urban spaces.
  • Peter Donnelly (Centre for Sport Policy Studies, University of Toronto) Policy; globalization.
  • Wendy Frisby (Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia) Women's studies; poverty
  • Alan Law (Sociology, Trent) Globalisation; impact of sport and tourism.
  • Victoria Paraschak (Kinesiology, University of Windsor) Minorities; First Nations.
  • Parissa Safai (Kinesiology and Health Science, York University) Social organization of sport and medicine; sociology of risk; socio-cultural study of health.
  • Stephen Stuart (Saint Paul University) Social responsibilities of large-scale sport organizations; administration of risk in extreme sports; administration; social marketing; communication.
  • Lucie Thibault (Sport Management, Brock University) Policy; national sport organisations.

Post-doctoral Fellows

  • Lindsay Hayhurst Research topic:
    Supervisor: Audrey Giles, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Courtney Mason Research topic: Health, Food Security and Subsistence Practices in Aboriginal Communities.
    Supervisor: Michael Robidoux, Ph.D.
    Bourse (s):
  • Jean-François Morissette Research topic:
    Supervisor: Jean Harvey, doc. 3e cycle.
    Grant (s): 

Doctoral Students

  • Gahsaw Abeza Research topic: Social Media and Relationship Marketing in Sport.
    Supervisor: Norm O'Reilly, Ph.D.
    Grant (s): RCSCS Research Assistantship (2012)
  • Stephen Adams Research topic: Ice-hockey, bodychecking, injuries and youth participation in sport in Ontario and Québec.
    Supervisor: Michael Robidoux, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Sébastien Courchesne-O'Neill Research topic: Alterglobalization and sport movements : organizational structures and social issues.
    Supervisor: Jean Harvey, Ph.D.
    Grant (s): Bourse de recherche de Ph.D. du Fond Québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC).
  • Francine Darroch Research topic: Obesity prevention, Community-based participatory research, and First Nations Women and Pegnancy.  Thesis title: "Gaining Insight: Understanding and Preventing Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy".
    Supervisor: Audrey Giles, Ph.D.
    Grant (s): OGS and RCSCS Research Assistantship (2012)
  • Mark Dottori Research topic:
    Supervisor: Norm O'Reilly, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Yoav Dubinsky Research topic:
    Supervisor: Norm O'Reilly, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Dana Ellis Research topic: The management area of ambush marketing related to the Olympic Games.
    Supervisors: Milena Parent, Ph.D. and Benoit Séguin, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Allana Gattinger Research topic:
    Supervisor: Milena Parent, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Cindy Gaudet Research topic: Sport for Development in First Nations Community: First Nations Women in Leadership.  Right to Play research collaboration with the University of Ottawa research team.
    Supervisor: Alexandra Arellano, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
    Merck Scholarship and RCSCS Research Assistantship (2012).
  • Matias Golob Research topic: Engages the work of Michel Foucault to explore leisure, immigrant integration, and entrepreneurship.
    Supervisor: Audrey Giles, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
    RCSCS Research Assistantship (2010), Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2011, Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (2012).
  • Darlene MacDonald Research topic: Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, and Culture Within Olympic Games Organizing Committees.
    Supervisor: Milena Parent, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • David Patterson Research topic: Governance, Operations and Management of Local Sport Organizations.
    Supervisor: Milena Parent, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Richard Toomer Research topic:
    Supervisors: Jean Harvey, Ph.D. & Milena Parent, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):

Master`s Students

  • Majed Alharbi Research topic: Male Students' Experiences in an Urban Public High School Physical Education in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
    Supervisor: Christine Dallaire, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
    Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah Scholarship Program 2011-2014.
  • Kainat Bashir Research topic:
    Supervisor: Eileen O'Connor, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Lauren Brooks Research topic:
    Supervisor: Audrey Giles, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Jennifer Cioli Research topic:
    Supervisor: Stephen Stuart, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Elise Desjardins Research topic:
    Supervisor: Eric MacIntosh, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Julie Diotte Research topic:
    Supervisor: Alex Dumas, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Sophie Gartner-Manzon Research topic:
    Supervisor: Audrey Giles, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Tyanne Kamping Research topic:
    Supervisor: Eileen O'Connor, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Jared Kope Research topic:
    Supervisor: Alexandra Arellano, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Jennifer Lee Research topic:
    Supervisor: Eric MacIntosh, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Rachel Levy Research topic: "Women's experiences in co-ed gyms within women-only workout spaces"
    Supervisor: Christine Dallaire, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
    Admission scholarship (2011-2013).
  • Ashton MacDonald Research topic:
    Supervisor: Eric MacIntosh, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Ornella Nzindukiyimana Research topic: Study of Canadian discourse on aquatic activity practices among blacks: a historic perspective.
    Supervisor: Eileen O'Connor, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Kyle Rich Research topic: Examining Culture in the Canadian Red Cross' Swimming and Water Safety Program.
    Supervisor: Audrey Giles, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
    SSHRC (May 2012-April 2013) and recipient of the RCSCS's financial assistance for presenting at a conference (Fall 2012).
  • Mélanie St-Jean Research topic:
    Supervisor: Michael Robidoux, Ph.D.
    Grant (s)
  • Emilia Santorina Villa Research topic:
    Supervisor: Eileen O'Connor, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Jessica Schenk Research topic:
    Supervisor:Eric MacIntosh, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Adam Smith Research topic:
    Supervisor:Alex Dumas, Ph.D.
    Grant (s):
  • Desirea Weninger Research topic:
    Supervisor: Christine Dallaire, Ph.D.

    Grant (s): 

RCSCS Students who Defended a Thesis since 2008

2012

  • Miriam Galipeau (M.A., 2012). "A Case Study of Alberta's Future Leaders Program (AFL): Developing Aboriginal Youth Leadership through Cross-Cultural Mentorship, and Sport, Recreation, and Arts Programming" (thesis).
  • Becca Leopkey (Ph.D., 2012). "The Governance of Olympic Games Legacy" (thesis).
  • Vanessa Lodge (M.A., 2012). " Mi'kmaq and Maliseet Tom Longboat Award recipients' experiences in sport in the maritimes" (thesis).
  • Stephanie MacKay (Ph.D., 2012). "Skirtboarder Net-a-Narratives: A Socio-Cultural Analysis of a Women's Skateboarding Blog" (thesis).
  • Carolyn McLelland (M.A., 2012). "The Social Impacts of Street-involved Youths' Participation in Structured and Unstructured Leisure" (thesis).
  • Annie Pouliot (M.A., 2012). "Constructions discursives de la santé, du corps et de l'obésité de jeunes femmes vivant avec un handicap visuel" (thesis).

2011

  • Cindy Bergeron (M.A., 2011). "Les pratiques préventives d'hommes de quartiers moins bien nantis en contexte de réadaptation cardiaque" (thesis).
  • Charles Boyer (M.A., 2011). "Multi-Method Investigation of Injury in Youth Hockey" (thesis).
  • Chiaki Inoue (M.A., 2011). "An Opportunity for Sport or an Opportunity for Development: Is Special Olympics Perceived as Contributing to Psychosocial Development and Social Inclusion?"
  • Jeanne Robitaille (M.A., 2011). "Body and Capital: Underprivileged Women's Relation with Health and Obesity" (thesis).
  • Mathieu Savage (M.A., 2011). "Milieu socioéconomiquement défavorisés et styles de vie: l'étude d'hommes de l'Outaouais urbain ayant souffert d'une maladie cardiovasculaire" (thesis).

2010

  • Karen Chun (M.A., 2010). "Framing Critical Health Messages on Exercise for Women Living with Lymphodema" (thesis).
  • Sara Dorken (M.A., 2010). "The Development of the City of Ottawa's Girls n' Women and Sport Program" (thesis).
  • Hannah Irving (M.A., 2010). "Dancing with Difference: An Auto/ethnographic Analysis of Dominant Discourses in Integrated Dance" (thesis).

2009

  • Paul Cook (M.A., 2009). "Return to the Motherland: Russian Migrants in Hockey’s Changing World System" (thesis).
  • Sébastien Courchesne-O`Neill (M.A., 2009). « L'institutionnalisation de la planche à neige au Canada, 1980-2000 » (thesis).
  • Christine Faubert (Ph.D., 2009). "Examining the Process of Community Mobilization within a Community-Institution Initative: Perspective of an Intermediary Change Agent." (thesis).
  • Davina Rousell (M.A., 2009). "Understanding Leadership's Role in Inclusive, Culturally Appropriate Programming in Katlodeeche First Nation/Hay River Reserve and the Town of Hay River, NWT" (thesis).
  • Charles Tardiff (M.A., 2009). «La satisfaction des patients francophones recevant des services de réadaptation à domicile dans l'Est de l'Ontario» (thesis).

2008

  • Christopher Houston (M.A., 2008). "An Analysis of the Canadian Federal Policy on Sport Participation and its Impact on National Sport Organizations" (thesis).
  • Sara Nicholls (M.A., 2008). "Playing Games with Power and Privilege: Subjugated Knowledges and Sport for Development" (thesis). 
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