U of S legend Fedoruk inducted

U of S legend Fedoruk inducted

Medical physics pioneer was sports standout from 1946-51

EDMONTON – Before going on to a distinguished career in medical physics, Sylvia Fedoruk was a multi-sport standout at the University of Saskatchewan.

Fedoruk enters the Canada West Hall of Fame as a builder after competing in basketball, volleyball, track and field, hockey, and golf at the U of S during the late 1940s and early 1950s. The Canora, Sask. native was part of 12 intervarsity championships before going on to remarkable career in the field of medical physics.

During the 1950s, Fedoruk was the lone women in the country conducting medical physics research. Her contributions to the field would bring honour to the U of S and her sporting roots.

In 1986 she became the first female Chancellor at the University of Saskatchewan, was Saskatchewan's Lieutenant-Governor from 1988 to 1994.

She was Inducted as an athlete into the Saskatchewan Huskies Hall of Fame in 1984.

To read more about Fedoruk's pioneering 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.