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Women and Girls Leadership and Sport Conference 2024

Athletics and Recreation hosted the fifth annual Women and Girls Leadership and Sport Conference in April. Beyond Bodies: Navigating Gender in Sport, explored the role of gender, including the impact on access and inclusion, policy and performance expectations.

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Ensuring financial sustainability was achieved. Revenue generated by this year’s conference will be converted to one-time athletic financial awards for varsity student-athletes.
York Lions annual Academic All-Canadian Awards ceremony

In January, Athletics & Recreation held its annual academic awards banquet. The ceremony highlighted the outstanding academic achievements of student-athletes, honouring those who attained U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status during the 2022-23 academic year.

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York University student-athletes achieved U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status.
Lions Cup raises money to support student athletes

Athletics & Recreation raised $154,000 for scholarships at the 20th annual Lions Cup Golf Tournament, presented by TD Insurance. Nearly 100 golfers gathered at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont., achieving the goal of providing financial assistance to student-athletes.

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$154,000
raised to support student athletes at the 20th annual Lions Cup Golf Tournament.
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