OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation for the 2017-2018 season to eight recipients during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
The Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation recognizes student-athletes who have maintained an average of 80 per cent or higher over the academic year while playing on one or more of their university’s varsity teams. U SPORTS selects one female and one male student-athlete from each of the four conferences.
Below is the list of the eight 2017-2018 recipients:
Atlantic University Sport (AUS)
Ciera Disipio – Cape Breton University – Women’s Soccer – Bachelor of Arts,
Sven Stammberger – Dalhousie University – Basketball – M.B.A. Corporate Residency
Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)
Amélie Augé – Université de Sherbrooke – Track and Field – Chemistry (Ph.D.)
Francis Carter – Concordia University – Wrestling – Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience
Ontario University Athletics (OUA)
Alina Dormann – University of Toronto – Volleyball – Biology/Health & Disease
Nick Vanin – Western University – Football – Doctor of Medicine
Canada West (CW)
Edward Ilnicki – University of Alberta – Football – Commerce
Kate Pexman – University of Calgary – Volleyball – Geomatics Engineering
About U SPORTS
U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, close to 20 000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as through numerous World University Championships. For more information, visit https://www.USPORTS.ca
Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later
than 10:15 a.m. on the day of the event.
Rideau Hall Press Office
For more information about the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian commendation or to arrange interviews with the recipients, please contact:
905-508-3000 ext 242
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