COC President Tricia Smith Receives Honorary Degree
TORONTO (June 23, 2023) – On Thursday, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) President Tricia Smith received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario at the school’s Spring 2023 Convocation in recognition of her immense volunteer contributions to sport and society. The four-time Olympian, Olympic silver medallist, seven-time World Championship medallist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, also addressed graduates as part of the Convocation Ceremony.
“Tricia is a leader both in our country and around the globe and a respected and thoughtful voice in international sport. She is known for her integrity and commitment to values-based sport that places athletes at the centre of the system and for her boundless contributions to sport in Canada and internationally.
“As a four-time Olympian, IOC Member, Vice-President of World Rowing, member of the Panam Sports Executive Committee, and representative of the Americas on the ANOC Executive Council, her impact on the world of sport is felt every day. On behalf of the COC and the Olympic movement in Canada, congratulations Tricia and thank you for all your hard work.”
– David Shoemaker, CEO and Secretary General of the Canadian Olympic Committee
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Peter Saltsman, Senior Manager, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee