By Earl Zukerman & Michel Belanger
The CIS announced Wednesday a partnership with the Montreal Alouettes to hold the historic 50th Vanier Cup game at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, on the campus of McGill University in Montreal, marking the first-ever staging of the Canadian university football championship in the Quebec metropolis.
By Earl Zukerman
Football lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of St. Hilaire, Que., and hockey forward Katia Clement-Heydra of St. Bruno de Montarville, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 37th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the Holiday Inn Midtown, on April 2.
Principal, Chancellor celebrate Olympic gold medalists, CIS champs
By Neale McDevitt
The Gazette's Michelle Lalonde: "The only thing I resent more than paying over $100 for a decent pair of running shoes, is chucking them in the garbage after a year or so of training in them. Sure, the treads may be a little worn, but they would still be perfectly good for hiking around in. They don't belong at the dump."
As more than 7,000 athletes gather in Colorado this week for the North American Indigenous Games, McGill's Waneek Horn-Miller, the most decorated athlete at the games and one of the world's best water polo players, describes how she could easily have called it quits after she was stabbed in the chest during the 1990 Oka standoff.
Governor General, hockey legend and literary champion to be honoured at fall convocation.
Tournament MVP Michael Tomasetta of Kirkland, Que., tossed a no-hitter and smacked a game-winning two-run homer as the McGill Redbirds hammered Dalhousie 8-0 to capture the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association championship.
As hockey enthusiasts young and old lace up their skates for another season, parents and players face questions ranging from how to stay safe on the ice to how to choose the right hockey stick. The following McGill University experts are available for hockey-related stories:
McGill University established a Canadian record for academic prowess among its intercollegiate sports programs in the 2005-06 school year. The Department of Athletics produced 147 student-athletes who earned Academic All-Canadian status under Canadian Interuniversity Sport guidelines.
McGill University ranked second in the nation for academic prowess among its intercollegiate sports programs in the 2006-07 school year. The Department of Athletics produced 121 student-athletes who earned Academic All-Canadian status under Canadian Interuniversity Sport guidelines.