The second part of the 2020 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy was held online from 4-6 September and was declared a big hit by the participants!
The fourth edition of the annual FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy, originally scheduled to be held in Kazan, Russian Federation, was switched to an online format due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
However, despite the fact that it was an online event, it turned out to be very successful, with a strong educational and cultural program. The headquarters of the event, including the Organizing Committee, were at the University and the city of Innopolis, one of the most innovative places in Russia.
“What I found really interesting was being able to connect with so many different cultures,” said Canadian participant Kristian D'Amore, a former goalkeeper for the UNB Reds men's soccer team. “And also, learning different strategies from around the world, as to how people are developing university sports.”