Smith’s business education programs support life after competitive sport

Smith Awards 2023

Posted on March 23, 2023

Toronto/Kingston, Ont. – Today, Smith School of Business and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that ten Team Canada athletes will be welcomed into the Smith family.

After years of elite-level sport, the athletes joining Smith have been granted Game Plan Awards to return to school and build their business acumen across six Smith graduate programs: the Executive MBA Americas, Executive MBA, Graduate Diploma in Business, Master of Finance, Master of International Business and Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship. They are:

“High-level athletes are determined, collaborative, coachable and resilient. These are many of the characteristics we look for in students coming into our professional graduate programs,” says Wei Wang, Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs at Smith School of Business.

“Together with Game Plan, Smith is proud to be supporting Canada’s national team athletes in developing the skills needed to excel in the ever-evolving world of business. Join me in welcoming this new class of athletes as they make their mark at Smith and beyond.”

Smith’s academic awards program is one component of the COC’s Game Plan, which empowers Canada’s national team athletes to pursue excellence by helping them plan for their careers after competitive sport.

About Smith School of Business:

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is renowned for its excellence, innovation and leadership in business education. From establishing the first undergraduate business degree over a century ago to creating groundbreaking programs and courses in emerging areas, Smith is at the forefront of preparing students for the business marketplace. In addition to its rich tradition of academic and teaching excellence, Smith is known for delivering an outstanding learning and development experience. Personal attention, individual and team coaching, opportunities for specialization and a deep commitment to student success characterize the Smith experience.

About the Canadian Olympic Committee:

The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of Team Canada’s podium success and advances Olympic values across Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the COC delivers the resources that Canada’s elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day. By sharing our athletes’ stories, we inspire all Canadians through the power of sport: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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