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Andrea Johnson is the Project Coordinator, Diversity and Inclusion, at the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). In this role, she manages mentorship programs, develops resources for coaches and sport administrators, and supports CAC partners in their equity, diversity & inclusion initiatives. She began to pursue a career in sport after completing her graduate degree in sport management at the University of Ottawa and serving as President of the uOSBC. After focusing her education on studying equity issues in sport, Andrea joined the CAC to support inclusive and safe sport environments for all current and future coaches in Canada.

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Kevin Mongeon is an Associate Professor in Sport Management at the University of Ottawa. His research examines a variety of Sport Economics topics, including professional sports, amateur sports, discrimination and player productivity. Dr. Mongeon creates Big-Data sets and develops statistical models relevant to various fields. Some of his recent research examines referee and salary discrimination, the production of winning and league behaviour in the NHL. He has also contributed expert reports related to player contributions and team valuations in a class action lawsuit on minimum wage disputes in the CHL. His teaching interests include Sports Economics and Finance, Statistics, Bayesian Econometrics, Industrial Organization and Data Science.

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Joe Morissette has been the Executive Director of Badminton Canada since December 2013. During this Badminton Canada has undergone significant growth in terms on programing and revenue generation. Joe graduated from the  University of Ottawa Sport Management Program in 2003 and worked at USport from 2003 to 2009 in various roles including Director of Sport from 2005 to 2009. From 2009 to 2013,  Joe worked with the 2011 Canada Winter Games Host Society as well as HealthPartners – one of Canada largest health charities. He currently serves on several different committees with USport, Sport Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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Towards the end of his 12-year athletic career in Track & Field, Paul Ausman's love for sports remained strong and he found his new passion in Strength & Conditioning coaching. He utilized his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto to intern for the university’s athletic department, where he remained and was an assistant coach in the year following his graduation. However, in an effort to explore other areas of professional sports, he returned to his hometown to complete his Master’s degree in Sport Management at uOttawa. This, while also continuing his passion of S&C coaching with the uOttawa women’s basketball team. He also took a position with the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group as an Usher. After graduation, he worked in several positions within uOttawa’s Sports Services before eventually returning to OSEG as Manager of Event Services, the very department he had previously worked for in a part-time, entry-level position.

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Marijke Taks (PhD) is Vice-Dean Research and full professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). She is also adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Leuven (Belgium). Dr. Taks’ area of expertise is in socio-economic aspects of sport and leisure. Her grant supported research focuses on impacts, outcomes and leveraging of sport events, and their meaning for society. She is past editor of the European Sport Management Quarterly and associate editor for various sport management related journals. She teaches various sport management and marketing related courses.