Beckie Scott retired in 2006 after over a decade of competitive cross-country ski racing as Canada’s most decorated and successful cross-country skier ever. Winning gold in Salt Lake City, 2002, Scott became the first Canadian (and first North American woman) ever to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.
Born and raised in Vermilion, Alberta, Scott blazed a trail for Canadian skiers by firmly establishing herself as one of the world’s best all-round ski racers winning an unprecedented 17 world cup medals, 2 Olympic medals (gold and silver), and finishing 2nd in the Overall World Cup standings the last season of her career.
Upon retirement, Scott was elected by her peers to the International Olympic Committee’s athlete commission and now serves as a member of the IOC, (working on commissions such as the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the 2012 Youth Olympic games), World Anti-Doping Agency, and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games board of directors.
In addition to her sporting accomplishments, Scott has been recognized and acknowledged for her charitable endeavours. She is a UNICEF Canada special representative, and currently works as a Senior Advisor for the International humanitarian organization, Right To Play.
Scott is a recipient of the Govenor General’s Meritorious service award, was inducted in to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, and has twice received the John Semmelink Memorial award for most sportsmanlike conduct in winter sport competition.
She has a street, Nordic ski race, and high altitude training centre named after her, and is a mother to her young son and daughter.
The Friends of the Library is a group of alumni, faculty, staff, and local community members interested in promoting the collections, services, and needs of the University of Waterloo Library.
|Author||Title of Work (s)|
|Between Lines: From Doodles to Composition, 2nd Edition|
|Blackmore, David S.T.||The Seafaring Dictionary: Terms, Idioms and Legends of the Past and Present|
|Clapp, Jennifer||The Global Food Crisis: Governance Challenges and Opportunities
Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance
|Collins, Karen||Game Sound: An Introduction to the History, Theory, and Practice of Video Game Music and Sound Design|
|Connolly, Tristanne||Liberating Medicine, 1720-1835|
Rye, B. J.
|Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Adolescence, 2nd Edition|
|English, John||Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000|
|Enns, Leonard||ShadowLand (music CD)|
|Evans, Jon||The Executor|
|Forler, Nan||Bird Child|
|Gladwell, Graham M. L.||Inverse Problems in Vibration, 2nd Edition (translation)
Contact Problems: The Legacy of L. A. Galin
|Glick, Bernard R.
Patten, Cheryl L.
|Molecular Biotechnolgy: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA. 4th Edition|
|Helleiner, Eric||The Future of the Dollar|
|Helmes-Hayes, Richard||Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter|
|Hendley, Alicia||A Subtle Thing|
|Johnston, David||Halsbury's Laws of Canada. 1st Edition, 2010 Reissue|
|A Mastodon in a Biscuit Box|
|Larson, Brendon||Communicating Biological Sciences. Ethical and Metaphorical Dimensions|
|Engineering Decisions for Life Quality: How Safe is Safe Enough?|
|Mitchell, Bruce||Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective, 3rd Edition
Resource and Environmental Management in Canada: Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty, 4th Edition
|Newcomb, Mary Catherine||Product of Eden & Public Art 2010 (art exhibit)|
||Habiter la distance: Études en marge de La distance habitée|
|Redmond, Chris||Sherlock Holmes Handbook, 2nd Edition|
|Simmons, Nicola||Opportunities and New Directions: Canadian Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Portfolio Process. Green Guide no. 10.
|Taylor, Lynne||Polish Orphans of Tengeru: The Dramatic Story of Their Long Journey to Canada 1941-49|
|Watt, Eden Remme||Vision Speak|
|Xie, Wei-Chau||Differential Equations for Engineers|
The Friends of the Library Lecture is a yearly event honouring the achievements of writers and artists in the Waterloo community. Guest speakers have included Chancellor Prem Watsa; UW scholars, including most recently Ken McLaughlin and Adel Sedra; as well as national names such as Pamela Wallin, Richard Gwyn, and Chris Hadfield.
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