OUA announces bursary for black and Indigenous student athletes

The OUA appear committed to helping student-athletes out wherever they can. This step towards helping BIPOC athletes will really go a long way.

By Josh Giles Writer Ontario University Athletics (OUA) have taken it upon themselves over the past year to try and create a more even environment for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People Of Colour) athletes. That is why they have introduced a new bursary to support black and Indigenous athletes while they are at school. “Ontario University Athletics is pleased to announce the launch of the Black or Indigenous Heritage Student-Athlete (BIHS) Bursary,” They said, “The BIHS Bursary, a two-year pilot program commencing this season after being approved by the OUA’s Board of Directors, allows Members to provide financial support to student athletes whose heritage is self-identified as either Black or Indigenous and who demonstrate financial need.” Chair of the OUA Board, Dr. Deborah MacLatchy believes in the importance of this…

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