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From the very beginning, sports have played an important role in the lives of University of Ottawa students. Starting in the late 1800s, many of our sports teams became Canadian champions, and we have never lost our stride!

In 1885 the athletic association was formed and garnet and grey became our team colors. Shortly thereafter, garnet and grey became the official University of Ottawa colors. The term garnet and grey was later shortened to coin the term Gee-Gee.

Today, close to 720 students participate in 11 varsity and 18 competitive sports while balancing a demanding course load and being ambassadors to the community. More than 5,500 students participate in Sports Services intramurals and over 12,000 students participate in educational and fitness programs. 

Gee-Gees E-newsletter

The Cavalry The Cavalry is the uOttawa Gee-Gees alumni and friends’ e-newsletter.  This publication features headlining stories and interviews with alumni and current Gee-Gee players.  In it, you can follow our alumni and current Gee-Gees making news headlines across the world, you can find out when alumni events are happening on campus and take advantage of special discounts and promotions available to you as alumnus of the University of Ottawa. Click here to sign up today!