University of Ottawa
Dr. George Karlis has been at the University of Ottawa since 1992. He is a native of Ottawa who completed his Bachelors in Social Sciences (Honours) at the University of Ottawa before moving on to Acadia University for his Masters and Michigan State University for his PhD. He is globally recognized for his work on ethnicity, culture, society and leisure. He is also known for his research on sport tourism and the Olympic Games.
He has published over 80 articles throughout the world in journals such as the Journal of Business and Society, Society and Leisure, Economics and Athletics, Journal of Applied Recreation Research, World Leisure and Recreation Journal, Native Studies Review, Journal of Leisurability, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Leisure Information Quarterly, New Education Journal, Visions in Leisure and Business, and Parks and Recreation Canada, and has delivered his research at over sixty international, national and local conferences, symposiums and workshops.
In the 1990s, Dr. Karlis was the most published author in one of Canada's premier peer-review leisure studies journals (the Journal of Applied Recreation Research) with six articles, three book reviews and an editorial introduction. Dr. Karlis has been an invited speaker at the European Association for Sport Management Congress (Nicosia, Cyprus), the Valencia Summit on New Trends in Management of Sport Events (Valencia, Spain), and the International Conference on the Olympic Dream (St-Louis, USA).