McGill crew on the waters of Elk Lake at the Canadian University Rowing Association championships in Victoria, B.C.


McGill crew on the waters of Elk Lake at the Canadian University Rowing Association championships in Victoria, B.C. (PHOTO COURTESY:

VICTORIA, B.C. – Julien Pouliot of Boucherville, Que., a member of the McGill University rowing team, won silver in the men’s single at the 18th annual Canadian university championships, held at Elk Lake, on Sunday.

The Redmen finished fifth of 21 teams overall, while the Martlets were 14th on the women’s side.

Complete Results

The  6-foot-1, 162-pounder completed the 1,750-metre course in seven minutes, 18.69 seconds.  Pouliot, 24, is a first-year certificate student in applied marketing. He joined the McGill rowing program this fall after graduating from Université Laval, where he was a distance runner in both track and cross-country.

The UBC Thunderbirds men’s team edged the Vikes by four points in the team standings to win the national banner, while Brock took third. UBC finished with 106 points, UVic with 102 and Brock with 85. Defending champions Western Ontario finished fourth with 80 points.

On the women’s side, Western successfully defended their team title, finishing with 117 points. The UBC Thunderbirds finished second (102) and UVic took third (93 points). 

UBC also swept the Coach of the Year Honours. Men’s head coach Mike Pearce and women’s head coach Craig Pond each received coach-of-the-year honours for their respective teams.

The 2015 Canadian University Rowing Championship will return out east to Antigonish, N.S., next fall as St. Francis Xavier will host the 19th annual event.


Heavyweight Single: (Lucas de Gelder): 5th
Lightweight Double: (Thomas Charbonneau, Eric Saragosa): 9th
Heavyweight Pair: (Lucas de Gelder, Christian Dabrowski): 5th 
Lightweight Four (with coxie): (Alexandre Guerin, Jonas Mutukistna, Henry Wang, Harrison Humphrey, Mieke Hagesteijn): 6th
Lightweight Single (Julien Pouliot): 2nd
Heavyweight Eight (with coxie): (Thomas Charbonneau, Alexandre Guerin, Tristan Hughes, Craig McCullogh, Jonas Mutukistna, Henry Wang, Harrison Humphrey, Eric Saragosa; coxie: Mieke Hagesteijn): 6th
Heavyweight Single: (Kelly Donivan): 13th
Lightweight Single: (Rosalyn Dunkley): 9th
Lightweight Double (Andreanne Cote, Marie Pier Caron): 7th

Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer
Athletics & Recreation
McGill University
514-398-7012 (Tel.)