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December 6, 2016 | Sport News

Concordia commits to Game Plan Education Network

Concordia University is pleased to be one of nine institutions across the country participating in the Game Plan Education Network, a new initiative offering Canadian national team athletes more flexible education opportunities while they are training and competing.

The network is a joint initiative from the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network.

The Department of Recreation and Athletics will provide the leadership for Concordia University and will appoint a member of its staff to ensure student-athletes are supported within the university environment.Within the parameters of their existing policies, wherever possible each institution will help student-athletes succeed in the dual role while representing Canada on the world stage. Assistance will be provided for the following:

• Early course registration when required to help athletes access classes that fit with their national team training requirements.

• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and deadlines to help with unavoidable competition and training conflicts.

• Accommodations for reduced course loads and the ability to postpone and resume studies. 

Aside from Concordia, the following universities have committed to the Game Plan Education Network: Royal Roads, University of British Columbia, Calgary, Athabasca, Ryerson, Queen’s, McGill and TÉLUQ.