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Newhouse's outstanding track career honoured

Newhouse's outstanding track career honoured

Former Golden Bear competed at 1984 Summer Olympics

EDMONTON – Legendary University of Alberta athlete Ian Newhouse left his mark on indoor and outdoor tracks alike, establishing numerous records over his remarkable career.

Newhouse was a member of the Golden Bears track and field team from 1978 to 1982, and was twice the Bears track and field MVP. On Thursday he was announced as the latest inductee in the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Newhouse competed in the 400-metre hurdles at the 1984 Olympic Games and was also part of the 1980 Canadian Olympic team that boycotted the Summer Games in Moscow. His extensive international resume includes appearances at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games, FISU Games, Pan American Games.

In 1983 he delivered the Athlete’s Oath during the opening ceremonies for the World University Games before well over 50,000 spectators at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

Click here to read more about Newhouse's Hall of Fame career.


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. 


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.