Dinos Athletics

Together, we will be Dinos today, leaders in the community tomorrow

Dinos Athletics offers student-athletes a high-performance environment, built on a legacy of leadership and a history of academic and competitive excellence.

Consistently delivering outstanding performances, our Dinos athletes have brought home more than 130 Canada West conference titles, over 40 Canadian Interuniversity Sport titles and more than 10 Olympic medals.

The energetic program has been awarded high-profile academic accolades, including a fourth-place overall national ranking in Academic All Canadians.

We lead Canadian universities in Borden Ladner Gervais Awards. The awards are prestigious post-graduate scholarships given to the country's top-performing male and female athletes. They acknowledge athletic accomplishment, outstanding sportsmanship and demonstrated leadership.

Becoming a leader takes individual drive and passion. It requires commitment from educators, coaches and mentors. Dinos work hard to hone their skills, in the classroom and on the playing field.

Together, we can all help them get where they want to go.

Making history

Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High — our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — closes in June 2020. Get ready to be a part of our history!

Gift establishes lasting legacy

John Forzani's memory lives on thanks to the largest single gift in the history of the Dinos.

This $1.5-million gift established the John Forzani Memorial Athletic Awards, which will provide scholarships for student-athletes on the Dinos football team.

Forzani was a legendary Calgary athlete, entrepreneur and sportsman who supported programs that promoted physical fitness, health and wellness and sports participation.

The awards will inspire Dino football players and relieve the financial burden of attending university.

early childhood education

Cynthia Prasow is among the more than 1,700 faculty, staff, emeriti and retiree “Ignitors” who philanthropically support the University of Calgary.

Riley Brandt

Championing early childhood education

Cynthia Prasow of the Werklund School of Education wanted to make things easier on students pursuing her shared passion — early childhood education — so she established a scholarship a decade ago. She continues to add to it, most recently topping it up during Giving Day 2017 while inviting friends and family to contribute to it in lieu of birthday presents.

“I told my loved ones that I didn’t need a single thing for my birthday — I just wanted them to instead contribute to this fund to benefit a second-year student who could really shine. Philanthropy has always been part of my family. My parents taught us to give to others, no matter how little we had, and my mother was a consummate volunteer.”

-- Cynthia Prasow, MEd’92, director of student experiences, Werklund School of Education



Teaming up to support Dinos

The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation and the Calgary Stampeders, along with corporate partner ATB Financial, have joined forces to support the Dinos.

Each will contribute $50,000 per year over a 10-year period toward Dinos Athletics. This gift will help to ensure athletes have access to top-notch coaching, state-of-the-art equipment and training.

It will energize student-athletes on and off the field. They will gain the opportunity to compete at the elite level. By encouraging varsity and amateur sports, it enhances the community.

Conrad Whelan

Conrad Whelan, BSc’02, MSc’05

Fuse talent with passion to achieve success

When students are empowered to harness their energy and unleash their potential, they can change the world. When they can see ideas turned into action, it fires their imaginations.

When Camp visited main campus at an event hosted by the Hunter Centre that allowed students to ask questions – along with Conrad Whelan, BSc’02, MSc’05, Uber engineering manager and fellow Schulich alumnus – well, it sparked fireworks.

What were Camp’s takeaway lessons? Fuse talent with passion for entrepreneurial success. Develop a product you want to use yourself.

Join us in being Dinos today, and leaders in the community tomorrow

Contact information

Alex Molotsky
Associate Director of Development