Concordia President Graham Carr has been appointed to the nine-member board of directors at U SPORTS, the national brand for university sports in Canada.
He will begin a two-year term immediately and will serve as the RSEQ representative. He succeeds Daniel McMahon, the rector of Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
Among its responsibilities, the board approves strategies, plans, policies and procedures that guide the organization, and provides direction for management and all committees. It also ensures that longer-term strategic plans and annual operating plans for U SPORTS are in place.
Since arriving at Concordia to teach History more than 35 years ago, Carr has attended countless varsity games and offered support at many athletic events, including the prestigious Sports Hall of Fame inductions and the Stingers academic all-Canadian breakfast. He’s always taken an active interest in university sports and understands well the intricacies and challenges of regional and national competition.
Under the U SPORTS umbrella, every year more than 20,000 student-athletes and 900 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 numerous World University Championships.