Eligibility Rules for Athletes
Universiades and World University Championship Eligibility Rules for Athletes
All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:
- Be a Canadian citizen.
a. Citizenship must be authorized by a valid Canadian passport.
- Be at least 18 and less than 25 years of age as of January 1st in the year of the event.
- Be a student who is registered for and pursuing a full programme of study leading towards a degree or diploma at a post-secondary institution.
a. Status must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.
b. Post-secondary institutions include community colleges, professional schools, technical schools, C.E.G.E.P., and universities, in Canada or outside of Canada.
c. or Be a former student who has graduated from a post-secondary institution as a student in good standing, in the year preceding the event.
*Graduation must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.
See Full Media Release Here: Winter Universiade Mission Staff Announcement
CHEF DE MISSION: Roger Archambault, Ottawa Gee-Gees
Archambault, currently the Assistant Athletic Director and Director of High Performance with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, is responsible for the varsity and competitive sport club programs overseeing 33 sport programs and 900 student-athletes. His selection stems from an extensive and impressive portfolio, inclusive of his previous employment as the Manager, Team Services with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), where he assisted in the final phase of Olympic preparation planning of national teams preparing for Olympic Games at Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.
Archambault is also a certified Level 5 biathlon coach, a Level 3 cross country and a Chartered Professional Coach since 1999. He has coached at the international level for 18 years, including as head coach of the national biathlon team at more than 100 world Cups, 15 World Championships, six Olympic Games, two Pan American Games and one Winter Youth Olympics. He is an active NCCP Master Course Conductor, learning facilitator and coach, having delivered more than 100 technical courses and sport specific tasks within Levels 4 and 5. In addition, he is also is the author for the Biathlon Canada LTAD, Competitive Coaching curriculum and the Community coaching program.
ASSISTANT CHEF DE MISSION: Charonne Thomasos, U SPORTS
Thomasos joined U SPORTS as the Manager of Marketing and Brand in October 2017 after being with Ontario Soccer for nine years. In February 2018, she officially moved over to take the role of Manager of International Games Operations.
Thomasos began a career in the sports industry in 2008 as an intern with Ruby Canada. She has taken on a variety of roles in a few different sports throughout the years including the Grey Cup, Pan American Games, Toronto FC and Canada Soccer international matches, and continues to be an active coach in gymnastics and athletics.
Thomasos was a former NCAA student-athlete in track and field. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Sport and Entertainment Management from Northwood University in Michigan and a Masters of Science degree in athletic administration from Ohio University.
OPERATIONS MANAGER: Lia Taha Cheng, Royal Canadian Legion
Lia Taha Cheng serves as the Senior Program Officer at the Royal Canadian Legion where she manages their sport portfolio, including the annual National Youth Track and Field Championships.
Previously, she held the position of International Programs Coordinator at U SPORTS where she coordinated all Team Canada mission operations for the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia and the 2013 FISU Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy. Taha Cheng was then appointed as the Manager of Sport and International Programs and led the delivery of Team Canada’s participation in the 2015 FISU Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain, the 2015 FISU Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea, the 2017 FISU Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan and the 2017 FISU Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
Lia graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Science, specialization in human kinetics. She continued her studies at the University of Ottawa and completed her Baccalaureate in Education, immediately followed by her Master of Human Kinetics with concentration in Sport Management.
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: Chris Zuk
Chris Zuk has been involved in sports communications for over 15 years with roles with the University of Manitoba Bisons as Sports Information Director and the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. He received the Dallis Beck Memorial Good Guy Award in 2007, presented for exceptional service and guidance to the provincial sports media by the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.
Zuk was also part of the Team Canada Communications staff for the 2011 FISU Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China. His experience and versatility in media and communications includes successful execution of weekly press conferences, creating, producing and hosting a weekly Bison radio show on campus radio for over a decade, and producing and hosting Bison segments for SHAW TV Manitoba; garnering local television coverage of football home game broadcasts; organizing the first-ever televised Bison home football games; facilitating the first-ever webcast of Bison live events and expanding to include all webcasts of home football, volleyball, basketball, and hockey games; developing and conceiving video spotlights with student-athletes and coaches, and initiating the first-ever student-athlete blogs on gobisons.ca.
In addition, he has helped deliver coverage of U SPORTS Championships hosted by the Bisons in the past, including the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship and U SPORTS Track and Field championships, while also being instrumental in highlighting the Bisons’ U SPORTS national championship titles in football (2007), women’s volleyball (2014) and women’s hockey (2018). Zuk has a degree in arts from the University of Manitoba and was born and raised in Winnipeg.
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: Daniela Passarelli, Belleville Senators
Daniela Passarelli works for the Belleville Senators, the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, as the hockey club’s Marketing Coordinator. She joined the team during their 2017-18 inaugural season. Prior to joining the Senators, Passarelli was employed in the athletic department of Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology while completing her graduate degree in sport business management, where she graduated with honours.
A Montreal native, Passarelli studied business at John Abbott College and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University. Passarelli played soccer at a competitive level and represented both institutions on their respective varsity teams throughout her studies. Her commitment to being a varsity athlete for many years has undoubtedly fuelled her passion for being involved in the pursuit of excellence in varsity sports today.
Lee Schofield (Chief Medical Officer)
Dr. Schofield is a family physician at St. Michael's Hospital with a general family and obstetrical practice. He also has a focused interest in sport and exercise medicine, and works at the University of Toronto Sport medicine clinic, and PIVOT sport medicine in Toronto. He works with the U of T Varsity Blues Athletes, and helps to cover varsity football and men’s hockey games. He sees a variety of patients in his practice including the generally active, recreational athletes, national level/professional athletes, and those managing sport or exercise with other medical conditions. He currently works with the Figure Skating Canada senior national team, and the Canada Soccer Women's national team as a team physician. He was most recently able to attend the PyeongChange 2018 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games as part of the Canadian Health Services Team. He was a medical staff member at the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade in Kazan, and the Chief Medical Officer for Canada at the 2017 FISU Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Connie Klassen (Chief Therapist)
Connie Klassen, CAT(C) – Certified Athletic Therapist - Camosun College
Klassen currently is a full-time faculty member at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. Her teaching expertise is in the area of athletic therapy, with a focus in emergency care. Other areas of instruction past and present include orthopedic assessment and rehabilitation, anatomy, therapeutic modalities and pharmacology. She is also the Chair of the Integrated Curriculum Committee at Camosun College, a sub-committee of the College’s Education Council responsible for reviewing and recommending curriculum for approval across the College. For the past 3 years, Klassen has also been a visiting instructor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta where she teaches First Responder for Athletic Therapy.
Klassen has been an athletic therapist for the Core Medical team for a variety of different single and multisport games including several Canada Games (summer and winter), NORCECA championships, World Ringette Championships, and even rodeo. In association with U-Sport she was a member of the Canadian medical team at the 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain, including the extended leg in Osrblie, Slovakia and the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Klassen earned a Bachelor of Physical Education degree and a Master of Science degree, both from the University of Manitoba. She has previously taught at both the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba in their athletic therapy programs. In 2008, she moved to Victoria, British Columbia to help begin a brand new athletic therapy program – the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College.
Klassen is also the owner of Klassen Injury Consulting and Services and an authorized provider of Professional Responder instruction for the Canadian Red Cross. She is currently in her 19th year as the Head Athletic Therapist for Ringette Canada, where she has supported their high performance programs through 12 World Championship cycles.
Nadine Smith (Medical Core)
Nadine Smith has been a Certified Athletic Therapist working at Carleton University for 19 years. She has had the opportunity to travel internationally to two previous winter FISU Games in China and Spain. Throughout her career she has also been involved in many U SPORTS Championships, Canada Games and Pan Am Games.
When Nadine is not working for volunteering, you can find her as a spectator at her three children’s hockey games.
Amandev Aulakh (Medical Core)
Amandev Aulakh is a family physician with a focused practice in sport and exercise medicine who practices in the Greater Toronto area. She has provided volunteer coverage at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, Canada Summer Games, Invictus Games and Skate Canada. Aulakh has travelled with Canada Soccer, she currently works with the Ontario Regional EXCEL Super Centre and she sits on the OMA Section for Sport and Exercise Medicine. She obtained her medical degree at Queen's University before completing a family medicine residency at the University of Toronto and her sport and exercise medicine training at the University of Ottawa.
Mireille Landry (Medical Core)
Mireille is a sports physiotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience and enjoys treating athletes of all abilities and ages. She takes an active approach to treatment planning and also provides soft tissue work, kinesiotaping, and acupuncture/dry needling.
Mireille completed her BScPT at Queen’s University followed by a Masters of Science from the University of Toronto. She holds a diploma in sport physiotherapy and is recognized a s a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist. Mireille’s work as a physiotherapist is varied and includes both clinical and sporting experiences, and well as teaching at the University of Toronto. Mireille has been honoured to support athletes at several multisport games, including Winter and Summer Canada Games, Winter World University Games, Pan American and Parapan American Games, Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mireille has had the opportunity to work with several Provincial and National Sport Organizations over the years, and is currently part of Skate Canada’s integrated support team.
- SPORT BULLETINS
- COACHING CERTIFICATION STANDARDS EXEMPTION
- WINTER UNIVERIADE 2019 SITE VISIT
- TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
- Biathlon Technical Handbook (Updated Feb.6.2019)
- Alpine Ski Technical Handbook (Updated Feb.6.2019)
- Women's Hockey Technical Handbook (Updated Feb.6.2019)
- Men's Hockey Technical Handbook (Updated Feb.6.2019)
- Snowboard Technical Handbook (Updated Feb.6.2019)
- Curling Technical Handbook (Updated Feb.6.2019)
- Cross Country Ski Technical Handbook (Updated Feb.6.2019)
- ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FORM
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR COMPLETION BY ALL TEAM MEMBERS
|Team Canada Entry Form||Athletes||Staff||Mission|
|FISU Academic Eligibility Form||Athletes||–||–||Signed and sealed by School Registrar –Original, hardcopy
Submit by mail to: U Sports
Attn: CHARONNE THOMASOS
45 Vogell Road, 701
Richmond Hill, ON
Event: 2019 Winter Universiade - SPORT
Country Code: CAN
|Copy of Picture Page of Passport||Athletes||Staff||Mission||Passport must be valid 6 months beyond
the date of departure from Krasnoyarsk
(e.g. September 19th, 2019)
|Headshot Photograph||Athletes||Staff||Mission||Format: JPEG
Resolution: minimum 420 x 525 pixels
Size: under 512 Kb
Background: plain white
|GEMS.pro – Medical Questionnaire||Athletes||Staff||Mission||Submit through GEMS.pro|