School of Sports Administration
The ISM is closely linked to the School of Sports Administration (SPAD), in the Faculty of Management at Laurentian University. Since its beginnings in 2001, the ISM has supported SPAD by providing opportunities for students and faculty. Although ISM has members from other departments (Human Kinetics) and universities (University of Ottawa, University of New Mexico), the majority of its membership has always come from SPAD, including its 3 Directors, all of whom were or are SPAD professors. Most importantly, the ISM has added a new experiential dimension for SPAD students who can now be involved during their program and outside of their normal curriculum in paid research work with deliverables to sporting organizations.