2023 President’s Annual Report
Rekindling in-person athletics and recreation
Right the Future

York’s athletics department promotes campus health and wellness with return to post-pandemic operations

The Athletics and Recreation division returned to pre-pandemic operations this past year, reinvigorating campus health and wellness with a full complement of fitness and recreation activities. This included a complete athletics season with more than 450 varsity athletes,  varsity student support for equity-deserving athletes and teams and a partnership with Student Counselling, Health & Well-being focused on health education.

The varsity athletics season culminated with the first in-person annual Varsity Athletics Banquet since the pandemic, which took place in April 2023. Awards were presented to athletes, coach and rookies of the year, outstanding graduates and most valuable players. Basketball player Prince Kamunga was also awarded the Charles Saundercook Memorial Trophy, which recognizes a student athlete who displays perseverance, a zest for life, consideration for others and sportsmanship.

In June 2023, Athletics and Recreation also welcomed its new Executive Director, Steven Chuang, who took over for Interim Executive Director Catherine Salole.