Going for the Gold

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Going for the Gold

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics were extra special at Smith. These were the first Olympics held since the school and the Canadian Olympic Committee struck a partnership in November 2016 to provide scholarships for Game Plan eligible Olympians, Paralympians and national team athletes. Over eight years, some 1,200 athletes will be eligible to enroll in various Smith programs. Staff, faculty, alumni and students (including several COC athletes studying at Smith) celebrated the start of the Winter Games, at Goodes Hall and at SmithToronto, in February, adding their best wishes to Team Canada on a giant scroll for the athletes.

COC athletes Christine Robinson, MBA’19, (water polo) and Greg Douglas, MBA’19, (sailing) with Stephen Smith.
MBA students help COC athletes  celebrate the Games.
From left: Pan Am Games gold medal winner Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny, MBA’18, with Rob Sobey, BAH’88, and Jen Laurette of Smith’s Development and Alumni Engagement office.
From left: Lee Parkhill, AMBA’18,  who sailed for Canada at the Rio Olympics; Elspeth Murray, Associate Dean of MBA and Masters Programs; Jennifer Heil, Olympic gold and silver medal winner in freestyle skiing;  Dean David Saunders.