university of ottawa

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uOttawa's Krista van Slingerland accepts the Tracy MacLeod Award

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uOttawa's Krista Van Slingerland accepts the Tracy MacLeod Award with an unforgettable speech at the 2016 Women's Basketball All-Canadian Awards Gala. The Tracy MacLeod Award celebrates determination, perseverence and unwavering spirit. Van Slingerland is a co-founder of the non-profit organization SAMHI (The Student Athlete-Mental Health Initiative), which over the past two years has grown a network of ambassadors across the country focussed on improving the services offered to student-athletes dealing with mental health issues. SAMHI strives to reduce the stigma of mental illness, improve access to resources, and advocate for the mental well-being of student athletes.