Smith School of Business forms strategic partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee
On November 3, 2016 The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced a strategic partnership with Smith School of Business. The School will be the exclusive business education partner of the COC and a founding partner of Game Plan, Canada’s athlete career transition initiative.
"The COC is committed to providing Canada's athletes with the tools they need to be successful on and off the field of play. Our first ever partnership with an academic institution marks a significant step towards this commitment. Hundreds of athletes and members of the sport community will benefit from the world-class education offered by our friends at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University through COC's Game Plan program. We are excited to welcome Smith on board to help our athletes achieve excellence and success beyond sport."
Christopher Overholt, CEO, Canadian Olympic Committee
"Smith School of Business students, Olympic and Paralympic athletes have much in common. Both are known for dedication, leadership and performing under pressure, and now they will collaborate and learn from each other in our classrooms. Similarly, we are thrilled to add the best practices of Olympic coaching to the team-based learning experience for all our students.”
David M. Saunders, PhD, Dean, Smith School of Business