The University of Ottawa is proud to announce that Sue Hylland has been appointed Director of Sports Services, effective August 22, 2016.
Sue Hylland joins uOttawa with more than 30 years of experience in sports management including her involvement in ten Olympic and Pan Am Games.
Hylland joins the University from the Canada Games Council where she was president and CEO since 2002. In her role she was responsible for the overall leadership of the Canada Games, managing stakeholders and establishing best practices for future Games. Prior to joining the council, Hylland was executive director of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and spent 18 years with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) in a number of roles including team captain and lead staff of Canada’s operations at the Olympic Games in Nagano (1998) and Sydney (2000).
“Sue brings a wealth of skills to Sports Services and I am very excited over the opportunity to work with her. She will bring extraordinary leadership to our campus and will help us continue to build outstanding sports programs for our students and university community. I am confident that her extensive knowledge and experience both in management and as a former student-athlete will ensure growth and excellence in the years to come,” said Michel Guilbeault, associate vice-president, Student Services.
The appointment marks a return to university sports for Hylland. The former CIS student-athlete was named to the All-Canadian women’s basketball team in her final year at Bishop’s University, where she earned her BSc in 1981. During her time as a student-athlete, Hylland earned a gold medal as co-captain of the Quebec women’s basketball team at the 1979 Canada Winter Games.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact on student life at the University of Ottawa. My background as a CIS coach, student-athlete, parent of CIS athletes and a lifelong sports administrator has shaped my philosophy and passion for the values sport and recreation can deliver to our community, our alumni and most importantly, our students," said Sue Hylland.
uOttawa Sports Services
Sports Services supports 13 varsity programs, 19 competitive club teams, one of Canada’s most successful intramural programs, and campus fitness and recreation opportunities for uOttawa’s 41,000 students and 3,000 employees, as well as the larger community. As a campus student service, the vision of Sports Services is to enrich the overall university experience while engaging our community in active living and sport.