Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Soccer team group photo on field with U SPORTS championship banner.
2018 national champions


The University of Ottawa has claimed eight national championships in the modern era of varsity university sport:

2018 Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy – Women’s Soccer

2017 Monilex Cup - Women’s Rugby

2000 Vanier Cup – Football

1996 Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy – Women’s Soccer

1990 CIAU Men’s Cross Country Team Champions 

1987 CIAU Men’s Cross Country Team Champions

1986 CIAU Men’s Cross Country Team Champions

1975 College Bowl – Football


The Gee-Gees have celebrated a national gold medallist in individual sports 40 times, most recently in the pool with swim team member Montana Champagne winning U SPORTS gold in the 400m individual medley in 2016-17 and then the 200m butterfly in 2017-18. The track and field team had Devyani Biswal claim gold in 2016-17 in the 60m hurdles.

View the full list of individual national gold medallists here.

In addition, the Gee-Gees men’s football program won six Dominion Championships (1887, 1888, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1901) in the early era after being formed in 1881. uOttawa has the third oldest football program in Canadian university sport. 

The University of Ottawa also claimed the CIAU national championship in men's volleyball in 1967-68, which is recognized by U SPORTS as the second ever official national championship in that sport. 


In total, the University of Ottawa has earned 44 conference championships in varsity team competition since 1961.

The Gee-Gees women’s soccer team has captured the Ontario conference banner a record 9 times (2018, 2014, 2012, 2006, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996).

The Gee-Gees women’s rugby team has won the last five consecutive RSEQ conference championships. (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014).

The Gee-Gees men's golf team won the OUA championship in 2018.

View the full list of team conference championships here.