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FISU’s #MascotMonday is back after an exciting FISU World University Games edition in 2020. 

 e’ve amped things up and are putting university mascots head to head in the same format, running from 19 April- 7 June, where each Monday you’ll be able to cast your vote for your favourite mascot.

The tournament is simple: the university mascot with the most votes goes on to the next round to the semi-finals and finals if successful. We encourage you to follow us, vote and spread the word for your country and university.

Voting will happen on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages according to the following schedule: 

May 3 - Victor vs. True Blue

May 10 - The Gaiter vs. Dan & Maju (Autonomous University of Queretaro – Mexico)

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Toronto Varsity Blues: True Blue

True Blue is the official mascot of the University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues team. You will surely find True blue at all home American football games and select home basketball, volleyball and hockey games for the men’s and women’s teams. When not at sporting events, True Blue likes to help out on campus at community events as the official ambassador for the university’s athletic department.



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Laval Rouge et Or: Victor

Victor the eagle is a loyal and diligent spectator that you will find at most of the Rouge et Or’s home games. The name ‘Victor’ evokes both the word ‘victory’ and the Rouge et Or—also symbolising the majestic and strong eagle whose alerion is the official animal emblem of Université Laval.



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Bishop's Gaiters: The Gaiter

An alligator, Bishop’s University decided to use a clever play on words for The Gaiter. The term ‘Gaiter’ was historically an article of clothing that covered a person’s shoes and lower legs, but who were they worn by? Bishops—hence, ‘The Gaiter’ was born!