EDMONTON – Winnipeg native Joyce Fromson served as director of men’s and women’s sport at the University of Manitoba from 1979 to 1995, highlighting a career of sporting influence in her home province.
Fromson's pioneering career, which also included time at the University of Winnipeg and University of Calgary, was honoured Thursday with her induction in the Canada West Hall of Fame.
From 1966 to 1970 served as director of women’s athletics at the University of Winnipeg. In 1972 she moved on to the University of Calgary, where she became the first woman in North America to be hired as a sports information director.
In 1979 she was hired by the University of Manitoba, beginning her lengthy tenure as the school’s director of sport.
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ABOUT THE CANADA WEST HALL OF FAME
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.