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Greg StewartGreg Stewart | BBA '12

Distinguished Alumni: Athletic Achievement Award

Greg Stewart (BBA '12) is well known in Kamloops as a former TRU WolfPack athlete and Paralympic world champion. Stewart won a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, persevering through delays and the COVID-19 pandemic to throw a Paralympic record of 16.75 m. He is a multi-sport athlete, winning extensive accolades on the basketball and volleyball courts. He is also a personal empowerment coach and motivational speaker, using his experiences to champion excellence, mental wellness, and vulnerability.

Currently retired from competitive sport, Stewart continues to be a powerful advocate for Canadian high-performance athletes through his work as an athlete representative on the board of directors for Athletics Canada, the national sport governing body for track and field. He is also on the board of directors for AthletesCAN, the association dedicated to supporting and being a voice for Canada's national team athletes.

“When we graduate from university and we move on in our lives there's going to be many, many great things, unbelievable experiences. But we're also going to experience a lot of challenges, a lot of really difficult and uncomfortable things in our lives. And that's going to consistently happen to us for the rest of our lives. And so, if we can learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable in those situations, we're going to have the opportunity to really grow and move forward… I don't know exactly what's meant for me in the future. But I do know that I'm going to do my best. I'm going to push myself forward.”