EDMONTON – Longtime Regina athletic director Dick White has been inducted into the Canada West Hall of Fame, as his decades of service were acknowledged Wednesday.
White started at the U of R in 1981, starting as an administrative assistant before eventually taking over as director of athletics in 1995.
Over his time leading the department, White was instrumental in bringing varsity football to the university with a community partnership model that saw the junior Regina Rams join Canada West prior to the 1999 season. Under his leadership, the school also added varsity teams in cross country, women’s hockey, women’s soccer, swimming, and track and field.
After 34 years working at the University of Regina, White retired in 2014. In 2018 he was honoured with the U SPORTS Austin-Matthews Award, recognizing his longtime service to university spot.
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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.