U of S Alumna Flexes Intellectual Muscle

University of Saskatchewan Chancellor Vera Pezer (BA'62, MA'64, PhD'77) has been chosen as the U of S spokesperson to participate in Intellectual Muscle—an Olympic lecture series leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver.
The U of S is one of 25 institutions participating in the series. Lectures feature prominent intellectuals speaking on topics related to one of the three pillars of the games—sport, culture and sustainability.
Pezer is a four-time Canadian ladies' curling champion, a Canadian softball champion, and two-time member of the Saskatchewan senior women's golf team. She is also no stranger to the Olympic Games, having worked as a sports psychologist for the Canadian curling teams in Calgary in 1988 and in Albertville, France in 1992, making her a natural selection to contribute to the series.
Pezer's recorded speech, which addresses the importance of sport and its benefits that are often overlooked given the emphasis on winning, will appear Oct. 5 in the Globe & Mail website.
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