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Conference Series: 1

SHE IS: Strong

Join us for the inaugural conference in the "She Is: Conference Series", SHE IS: Strong.

This conference will focus on physical health and nutrition, with an emphasis on eating healthy and tips for creating a healthy relationship with the gym and working out.

Panel guests include Michele Belanger, Meagan Duhamel, and Angela Whyte.

Michèle Bélanger has been the head coach of the Varsity Blues women's basketball squad since the 1979-80 season.


Bélanger has had great success on the university stage and is a veteran of national and international competition as both a player and coach. She has coached for Canada at all levels of international competition. She served as an assistant coach to Team Canada when they earned a program-best silver medal at the 2015 FISU Games in Gwangju, Korea. She also sat on the staff that placed eighth at the 2013 Games in Kazan, Russia, and was the head coach of the 1997 student national team that won five of six games at the FISU Games in Sicily. Most recently, she led Canada to a 13th place finish at the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy. 


Fluent in French and English, Bélanger was an interpreter at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In the summer of 1986, she gave a series of coaching clinics in Africa at the invitation of the Department of External Affairs.


She has been named the OUA Coach of the Year eight times (2010-11, 2007-08, 1999-2000, 1996-97, 1993-94, 1986-87, 1981-82, 1980-81). 


Meagan Duhamel 35 years old from Lively, Ontario. "I moved away from home at 14 years old to train in Barrie, Ontario because I wanted to go to the Olympics. In 2007 I relocated to Montreal to skate pairs and I am now located in Burlington, Ontario. I competed twice at the Olympics, 2014 and 2018, and my skating partner and I made history at both Olympics. In 2014 we became the first pair team in history to land a side-by-side triple lutz at the Olympics and in 2018 we became the first pair team in history to land a throw quad at the Olympics. In 2019, I had a baby girl and in the fall of 2020, I competed in a TV Reality Show called Battle of the Blades, where I was partnered with a former NHL hockey player. My partner Wojtek Wolski and I won the competition."


Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist

2X World Champion 

7X Canadian National Champion


Mother, Vegan, and Yogi. 

Angela Whyte (born 22 May 1980) is a Canadian hurdler in track and field athletic competition.


She is a three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, and 2016) in the 100m hurdles at the Summer Olympics. She has won multiple medals at both the Pan American Games and the Commonwealth Games in the 100 meters hurdles.


She was a four-time All-American and a five-time Big West Conference champion in two years of competition at the University of Idaho and holds school records in the sprints, hurdles, jumps, multi-events, and relays at both Idaho and the University of New Mexico. She also holds two Big West records in the 100m hurdles.


She is currently an assistant track and field coach at Washington State University.

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