By Johanne Adam
The University of Ottawa is well-represented at the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games that are currently underway in Toronto, with several uOttawa students and alumni proudly sporting Team Canada colours.
Many of these athletes are former Gee-Gees who will take part in a range of sports at these Games, including rugby, canoe/kayak, fencing, and many more.
On July 13, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny, a 2013 uOttawa civil engineering grad, took home the gold medal in canoe/kayak with his teammate Benjamin Russell.
Fellow University of Ottawa graduate Kate Goodfellow was a member of the rowing team that took gold on July 15.
Andrew D’Souza, currently a student at uOttawa’s School of Human Kinetics, won the silver medal in badminton men’s singles on July 16.
Kelleigh Ryan, a Social Sciences alumna who, incidentally, was introduced to fencing at age 10 at the University of Ottawa Gee-Gee camps, will compete in the women’s foil (individual and team) events.
John Hastings, who earned an MBA from the Telfer School of Management in 2013, will take part in a canoe/kayak slalom event. He is also a member of the Athlete Advisory Council for these Games.
Jenna Flannigan, who recently completed a MSc in human kinetics, will represent Canada as a member of the women’s baseball team.
Several other students and alumni from our university have been selected to take part in these Games, either as athletes, psychologists, coaches, or in other capacities. Congratulations to them all!