Jackson made history at Saskatchewan

Jackson made history at Saskatchewan

Former coach and athletic director honoured by Canada West

EDMONTON – Pat Jackson was a ground-breaking leader at the University of Saskatchewan, coaching women’s basketball and serving as athletic director.

The longtime coach and administrator was honoured Tuesday by Canada West, as she entered the conference's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the University of Alberta, Jackson was coach of the Saskatchewan Huskiettes basketball team from 1964 to 1985. During her time patrolling the sidelines she was also named the University of Saskatchewan’s athletic director in 1973, becoming the only women at a major north American institution to hold the position at the time.

Internationally Jackson spent four years coaching the Canadian senior women’s national team starting in 1968.

To read more about Jackson's career, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 

VISIT: CanadaWestHallofFame.org 

About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.