New Director hired

November 13th, 2016

Vancouver Island University is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie White as VIU’s new Director, High Performance Sport, Recreation and Physical Literacy. In this new role, which will begin on November 28, 2016. Stephanie will oversee VIU’s athletics programs as well as campus recreation, outdoor recreation and physical literacy.

Stephanie has worked at the highest levels of management and sport for more than 20 years. For the past five years she has served as Ryerson University’s Associate Athletic Director of Ryerson Rams Athletics. While directing and coordinating Ryerson’s extensive sports programs she also played an instrumental role, as her department’s project lead, in the successful $100 million revitalization of the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens).

During the six years she was with Ryerson, Stephanie is credited with helping take Ryerson Athletics from the bottom of the conference to championship contention. She also coached women’s hockey for Hockey Canada at the international level. Stephanie coached Team Ontario to a gold medal at the 2009 Under-18 National Championship and has won Gold and Silver medals at International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships.

Prior to her role at Ryerson, Stephanie was Director, Marketing Operations and Communications for Shoppers Drug Mart where she was responsible for managing functions such as store opening marketing, in-store signage and decor program as well as the marketing communications for 1,300 stores across Canada.

Stephanie has a Master’s in Leadership from the University of Guelph where the focus of her thesis was Coaches Ethical Behaviour and the Impact on Student-Athlete Performance. This past summer she presented her research at the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance in Cologne, Germany.

Stephanie brings with her many years of experience and a deep passion for sport and healthy living. She will definitely make a significant contribution to the institution as Director of High Performance Sport, Recreation, and Physical Literacy.