Smith School of Business to become official partner of Canadian Paralympic Committee

Canadian Paralympic Committee

April 10, 2024

Partnership will expand education opportunities for Paralympic community

Canadian Paralympic Committee and Queen's Univerisity Smith School of Business logos

Smith School of Business and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) are proud to announce a new partnership that will see Smith become the Official National Business Education Partner of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Through the partnership, CPC staff, leadership, and sport members will have greater access to professional development and training opportunities offered by Smith, which is Canada’s premier business school and ranked among the best in the world.

“Smith’s support of the sport community has been immense over the past number of years, and we are so pleased to be officially entering a partnership with them,” said Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee. “Working directly with Smith will provide our staff and community with greater opportunities to grow and develop their skills which will ultimately help to advance Paralympic sport and create more meaningful change for an improved sport system. Thank you to Smith for their leadership and support and we look forward to working more closely with them.”

This partnership will expand the school’s involvement in Paralympic sport. As a founding partner of Game Plan, Smith provides financial award opportunities to a suite of MBA and Master’s programs, with 16 Paralympic athletes receiving awards to attend the school over the past seven years.  

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Canadian Paralympic Committee to help expand business education opportunities for the Paralympic community,” said Wanda Costen, Dean of Smith School of Business. “At Smith, we strive to foster a supportive and resilient learning community that drives a culture of belonging and collaboration. This new partnership is one important way that Smith is strengthening its dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

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