Paralympic athlete calls for better inclusion in Canadian universities: Editorial

News Opinion

A recent CBC article discusses the challenges paralympic athletes face when participating in sports and training at Canadian universities. Canadian Paralympic Athletes’ Council Chair Erica Gavel said that Canadian institutions lag behind their UK and US counterparts when it comes to para-athletic programs. She stated that many Canadian universities must be clearer about the supports they provide to Para athletes and provide a professional training environment and formal competitive framework for them that covers topics such as access to facilities, therapy, coaching, and accommodations.