Olympian Myden latest Dino inductee

Olympian Myden latest Dino inductee

Calgary swimmer turned surgeon enters Canada West Hall of Fame

EDMONTON – While Curtis Myden was balancing scholastic and sporting success at the University of Calgary, he was simultaneously making waves as an Olympic swimmer.

The three-time Olympian was inducted Wednesday into the Canada West Hall of Fame.

As a Dino, the Calgarian was a four-time CIAU Academic All-Canadian and was named the top male academic student-athlete in Canada West in both 1994 and 1999. Myden won multiple CIAU gold medals, was named the top male athlete in Canadian university sport in 1997, and was the CIAU Swimmer of the Year in 1994 and 1999. 

Meanwhile, Myden reached the Olympic podium three times, winning two bronze medals  at the 1996 Atlanta Games and another bronze at the Sydney Games in 2000. Myden also competed at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Myden is now an orthopaedic surgeon and in 2017 began working out of the surgeon’s clinic at Whitehorse General Hospital in the Yukon.

To read more about Myden, 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.