U of T alumni, staff at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

February 14, 2018 by Jennifer McCallum

By Jelena Damjanovic

While most of Canada follows the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on television, a select number of University of Toronto alumni and staff will be in South Korea in person representing Canada at the Games.

Alumnus Paul Poirier is one of 17 figure skaters on the national team competing at the Games. Poirier completed a bachelor’s degree in linguistics at U of T and skated for the Varsity Blues for one season, winning the gold medal in the men's open free skate at the 2012 OUA championship and helping U of T to a bronze-medal finish. Along with partner Piper Gilles, Poirier will represent Canada in the ice dance. This will be the second Olympic berth for the Unionville, Ont., native after he represented Canada in 2010 at the Vancouver Games.


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