June 12,2014(ISN) – VANCOUVER (CIS) – Mount Royal University and the University of Northern British
Columbia were both granted full Canadian Interuniversity Sport membership status on
Thursday, while MacEwan University became a probationary member of the national
governing body of university sport.
The announcement came as part of the CIS annual general meeting, which concludes on
Friday at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver.
Calgary-based Mount Royal and UNBC in Prince George become the 54th and 55th
full-time members of CIS. Both institutions have been competing in the Canada West
conference and CIS as probationary members for the past two seasons.
MacEwan University will start Canada West and CIS competition this fall when the
Edmonton-based institution begins a two-year probationary period.
“We are excited and proud to see Mount Royal and UNBC achieve full CIS membership
status and to welcome MacEwan to the CIS family,” said CIS president Dick White.
“Our organization has experienced a very healthy growth in recent years and there is
no doubt these three institutions will make an outstanding contribution to our
leagues thanks to their passion and commitment to excellence.”
NOTES: Mount Royal and UNBC were granted full Canada West membership status last
month at the conference’s AGM… MacEwan University began a three-year probationary
period in Canada West a year ago… Mount Royal competes in women’s and men’s
basketball, hockey, soccer and volleyball… UNBC competes in women’s and men’s
basketball and soccer… MacEwan University will compete in women’s and men’s
basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball.