Governor General recognizes outstanding student-athletes from across the country

January 26, 2023

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, honoured Canada’s top student-athletes for their leadership, both on and off the field.

The Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation for the 2021-2022 season recognizes and celebrates university students who achieve high grades, give back to their communities and are impressive athletes. During the event, Her Excellency delivered remarks and presented the eight winners with their medallions.

The commendations were presented in partnership with U SPORTS, the national organization for university sports in Canada. The ceremony also included speeches by Pierre Arsenault, CEO of U SPORTS, and award-winner Jean-Simon Desgagnés, from Université Laval, who spoke on behalf of the student-athletes.