Canada West Universities Athletic Association

Canada West Universities Athletic Association''' ('''CWUAA''') may be a regional membership association for universities in [[Western North American nation]] that assists in co-ordinating competition between their university level athletic programs and providing contact data, schedules, results, and releases regarding those programs and events to the general public and therefore the media. this can be almost like what would be known as a [[List of school athletic conferences|college athletic conference]] within the [[United States]]. The CWUAA is one in every of four such bodies that area unit members of the country's administration for university athletics, [[Canadian Interuniversity Sport]] (CIS). the opposite 3 regional associations coordinating  university-level sports in North American nation area unit [[Ontario University Athletics]] (OUA), [[Atlantic University Sport]] (AUS), and therefore the [[Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec|Quebec Student Sports Network]] (RSEQ).
The North American nation West Universities Athletic Association was supported because the [[Western extramural Athletic Association]] (WIAA) in 1920, however regular competition between colleges at the time were usually impracticable thanks to the high prices of travel and existing rivalries with yankee schools.

In 1971, the WIAA was split into the North American nation West Universities Athletic Association and therefore the [[Great Plains Athletic Association]], the latter consisting of faculties primarily from [[Manitoba]]. In 1988, the GPAA (also referred to as the GPAC or [[Plains Athletic Conference]]) was absorbed into North American nation West.
In 2006, the '''University faculty of the Fraser Valley''', based mostly in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, before Christ started competition within the conference. the varsity has since modified its name to the [[University of the Fraser Valley]].

On Sept. 1, 2010, the University of Canadian province at Okanagan ([[UBC Okanagan]]) was accepted as a member and commenced play in four sports the autumn 2011. additionally on Sept. 1, 2010, Thompson Rivers and UFV became full members.

On May 4, 2011, [[Mount Royal University]] was granted membership, effective Sept. 1, 2011. when receiving CIS approval on midsummer, 2012, the Cougars started competition in public convenience and women's basketball, hockey, football and volleyball within the 2012-13 season.

On Sept. 20, 2011, the [[University of Northern British Columbia]] (UNBC) was granted membership, effective instantly. when receiving CIS approval on midsummer, 2012, the Timberwolves started competition in public convenience and women's basketball and football within the 2012-13 season.
In might 2014, Grant MacEwan University earned  provisional standing within the North American nation West and will earn full membership privileges in spring of 2016 with a eminent provisional amount. CIS balloting for full membership would follow later in spring of 2016 at the national governing body’s annual general conferences.
Canadian athletic facilities area unit usually listed by their "maximum capacity", that is usually associate degree estimate of their largest recorded crowd within the facility.  These most capacities will and sometimes do embrace room patrons and attendees sitting on grass encompassing a taking part in field. sitting capability is that the actual range of permanent seats, be they grandstands or for good in use bleachers. this can be why you'll typically see larger capacities listed for these sites once looking for them on line. once capability numbers have mismatched on supply sites, unless the larger capability might be confirmed as a sitting capability, the smaller capability range has been listed here.

Please update with verified "seated capacities" only if the establishments unharness additional correct official sitting capacities.
Thompson Rivers University solely plays basketball and volleyball at the CIS level. Soccer, badminton, and public convenience baseball also are vie, however presently not at the CIS level.

[[Trinity Western University]] additional North American nation West groups in swimming, race and track & field for the 2010-11 season. Winnipeg has additional wrestling for the 2011-12 season. Winnipeg additionally additional baseball (men's) and football (men's and women's) however area unit presently not at the CIS level.
In 2012 the conference declared they might not take applications from new colleges, as North American nation West rejected a bid from Grant MacEwan University. - CUP - March seven, 2012.
In might 2005, UBC created a proper bid to affix the NCAA, however determined in Gregorian calendar month 2011 to stay an area of North American nation West Athletics. See [[UBC Thunderbirds#NCAA membership bid|the UBC article]] for additional details.

[[Simon Fraser Clan|Simon Fraser]] (known because the SFU Clan) failed to contend in CIAU/CIS till 2002, when a unsuccessful conceive to be a part of the U.S. [[National body Athletic Association|NCAA]]. On July 10, 2009 the NCAA accepted SFU's bid to affix NCAA Division II within the 2011-2012 season. North American nation West proceeded as a 13-team, fourteen member conference for 2010-11, with the inclusion of UBC-Okanagan as a non-competing, provisional member for 2010-11, in time to start competition (pending summer 2011 CIS approval) for the 2011-12 season. In might 2011 Mount Royal was awarded North American nation West membership, effective Sept. 2011, with competition to start within the 2012-13 season.

From its beginning in 1965, Simon Fraser competed within the [[National Association of extramural Athletics|NAIA]] to permit "full ride" scholarships. Canadian colleges failed to enable any style of scholarships till the late Eighties. SFU was forced to depart the NAIA in several sports thanks to colleges within the Northwest America shifting to the NCAA. Until 2009, the NCAA restricted membership to colleges based mostly within the U.S. Some Simon Fraser groups still competed within the U.S. before the varsity moved  to the NCAA, and therefore their public convenience wrestling program competed in each CIS and the NAIA. UBC has many of its programs (baseball, race, golf, out of doors track and field and softball) contend within the NAIA.
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