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Cheering on Canada’s Olympians and Paralympians

A flag recognizing the partnership between Smith School of Business and the Canadian Olympic Committee will fly in front of Goodes Hall for the duration of the Games.

  • Smith School of Business-Canadian Olympic Committee flag raised
    A flag recognizing the partnership between Smith School of Business and the Canadian Olympic Committee is raised in front of Goodes Hall on Thursday. From left: Paralympian Anne Fergusson; Olympian Greg Douglas; Olympian Christine Robinson; and Dean David Saunders.
  • Christine Robinson and Greg Douglas
    Christine Robinson, who competed in the Olympics in water polo, and Greg Douglas, an Olympian in sailing, spoke about their experiences as top-level athletes.
  • Dean David Saunders, Dean of Smith School of Business, speaks about the strategic partnership between Smith and the Canadian Olympic Committee during a special flag-raising event at Goodes Hall.
  • Smith School of Business Olympic event group shot
    Queen's community members gather for a photo during a special event at Smith School of Business ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
  • David Saunders, Dean of Smith School of Business, with Olympians and Paralympian
    David Saunders, Dean of Smith School of Business, third from left, poses for a photo alongside, from left, Olympian Christine Robinson, Paralympian Anne Fergusson, and Olympian Greg Douglas.
  • Good wishes signing
    Members of the Queen's community sign a large scroll in support of Canada's Olympians and Paralympians ahead of a special flag-raising event at Goodes Hall.

With the Winter Olympics opening in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, Feb. 9, a special event was held Thursday to raise a flag recognizing the partnership between Smith School of Business and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Hosted by Dean David Saunders, the event was attended by Olympians and Queen’s students Christine Robinson (water polo) and Greg Douglas (sailing), as well as Paralympian and Queen’s alumna Anne Fergusson (sitting volleyball).

In November 2016, Smith School of Business and the Canadian Olympic Committee formed a strategic partnership, with Smith becoming the exclusive business education partner of the COC and a founding partner of Game Plan, Canada’s athlete career transition initiative. Over eight years, some 1,200 athletes will be eligible to enroll in various Smith programs.

The flag, located in front of Goodes Hall, will continue to fly until Sunday, March 18, the final day of the Paralympic Games.

More information about the official partnership is available on the Smith School of Business website.