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Graduate diploma in Sport Governance and Anti-Doping


This program was developed in response to a need in the community to stimulate a new generation of anti-doping professionals. The diploma is a unique training for people who are destined to high-level jobs in sport.

  • Only program in Canada specialized in anti-doping
  • Courses offered in hybrid format*
  • Unique pathway offered in two languages
  • Program that focuses on three different areas : management science, law and life science
  • Scholarships available

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This degree will allow you to :

  • develop a functional and managerial knowledge of the sports industry ;
  • deepen an understanding of ethical principles as they apply to sport ;
  • develop and implement testing programs and implement provisions required by the situation ;
  • accompagny the athlete or organization in their public interactions ;
  • develop strategies to meet the new demands of the sector.

Testimony of a graduate

I initially embarked on the Graduate diploma in Sport Governance and Anti-Doping without really knowing what to expect because it was a new course and the least we can say is that I do not regret my decision at all. As a sports fan, I have been trying to find a way to combine sports with my academic background for a long time, and the DESS proved to be the perfect opportunity to do so. The quality of the instructors and faculty as well as the multidisciplinary aspect that is unmatched in Quebec are just two of the many facets of the program that make it a success in its first year.

Xavier Dupuis, student of the 2022-2023 cohort

Is this for you?

This training is for you, if you :

  • have an undergraduate degree ;
  • are employed and wish to reorient your career and move into a position of responsability in sport ;
  • have a desire to pursue a career with the World Anti-Doping Agency, a sports federation or a professional sports club ;
  • want to meet experts in the field and benefit from courses given by professors who are experts in the field.

Richard W. Pound Scholarships

The Richard W. Pound Scholarship Program was created to honor a builder in the fight against doping in sport. An Olympian and IOC member, Dick Pound is the founding President of the World Anti-Doping Agency and has dedicated much of his life to the fight for clean sport. He has also contributed to the creation and structuring of the Research Chair on Anti-Doping in Sport, of which he chairs the advisory committee.

A total of $48,000 was awarded to these students:

  • Karl-Alexandre Boudreau, Guillaume Desmarais, Andréanne Gagné, Vincent Giangioppi, Margaux Mazeaud, Comlan Eli-eli N'Soukpoe and Boubakar Traore

Learn from the experts in the field!

  • David Pavot, Professor at the Business School and Research Chair in Anti-Doping in Sport, Member of the WADA Social Science Panel
  • Adam Klevinas, Lawyer at the Quebec Bar
  • Patrice Brunet, Lawyer at the Quebec Bar, member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Catherine Coley, Director of Education at the French Anti-Doping Agency
  • Raphael Faiss, Head of Research at the REDS at the University of Lausanne
  • Martial Saugy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Lausanne
  • Samuel Ouellette, Coordinator of the Sport Pole at HEC Montreal
  • Roland Adjovi, member of the World Atletics disciplinary tribunal
  • Mathieu Maisonneuve, Professor at the University of Aix Marseille and member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Jonas Saugy, Head of Research at the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Lausanne

  • Thomas Delaye, Head of Governance at the Badminton World Federation
  • Justin Lessard, Manager at World Aquatics Unit
  • Julien Sieveking, Director of Legal Affairs at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
  • Florence Lefrebre-Rangeon, WADA's Deputy Director of Operations
  • Tia Kuraane, Director of the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analysis
  • Nicolas Jan, Scientist at the Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analysis
  • Irene Mazzoni, WADA Associate Director
  • Olivier Rabin, WADA's Senior Director of Science and Medicine
  • Mathieu Holz, Senior Investigator Intelligence and Investigations, WADA
  • Norbert Baume, WADA's Senior Athlete Biological Passport Officer
  • Reid Aikin, Associate Director WADA Athlete Biological Passport
  • Joel Tettoni, Head of testing at the International Testing Agency (ITA)
  • Matteo Vallini, Responsible for the ITA controls
  • Dominique Leroux, Lawyer and head of legal affairs at ITA
  • Audrey Taillefer, Head of WADA's Strategic Office
  • Frédérique Horwood, Attorney and WADA's Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer
  • Cyril Troussard, WADA's Senior Legal Affairs Officer
  • Robert Frosi, CBC Radio-Canada reporter


* The program is mainly offered by distance learning. However, a few periods are scheduled in person at the Longueuil Campus in order to have privileged access to the stakeholders in the field. The program is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.