BC universities join forces to form BCUSA

August 17, 2021
Several British Columbia universities have announced that they are joining together to form the BC Universities Sport Alliance (BCUSA). The new alliance will push for the Government of British Columbia to consider their athletes as high-performance competitors with the same level of COVID-19 restrictions as Olympic-calibre athletes. The BCUSA will also advocate for the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) and sport host funding, contribute to safe sport movements, and issue recommendations on policy and coaching development as well as potentially foster intra-provincial sport collaboration. Institutions involved include the University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan), University of Victoria, University of the Fraser Valley, the University of Northern British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University, and Trinity Western University. The Province (BC)