Atlantic University Sport
Sport universitaire de l'Atlantique
Atlantic University Sport Logo.svg
ConferenceU Sports
CommissionerMr. Phil Currie
No. of teams11 (+ 1 football-only associate)
HeadquartersHalifax, Nova Scotia
Official website

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) is a regional membership association for universities in Atlantic Canada which assists in co-ordinating competition between their university level athletic programs and providing contact information, schedules, results, and releases about those programs and events to the public and the media. This is similar to what would be called a college athletic conference in the United States. The AUS, which covers Canada east of the province of Quebec, is one of four such bodies that are members of the country's governing body for university athletics, U Sports. The other three regional associations coordinating university-level sports in Canada are Ontario University Athletics (OUA), the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CW), and the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).


The Atlantic Universities Athletics Association was founded in 1974, with the merging of the Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Atlantic Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Prior to the acceptance of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the AIAA, which dates back to the late 19th century, was known as the Maritime Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The AUAA changed its name to Atlantic University Sport (AUS) in 1999.

Member schools

Full members

Atlantic University Sport is located in Nova Scotia
Locations of the Nova Scotia and PEI based Atlantic University Sport member institutions
Atlantic University Sport is located in New Brunswick
Locations of the New Brunswick based Atlantic University Sport member institutions
Atlantic University Sport is located in Newfoundland
Locations of the Newfoundland based Atlantic University Sport member institution
Institution Nickname Location Founded Type Enrollment[1] Endowment Joined
Acadia University Axemen/Axewomen Wolfville, Nova Scotia 1838 Public 3,621 $40M 1974
Cape Breton University Capers Sydney, Nova Scotia 1951 Public 3,107 $6.1M 1982
Dalhousie University Tigers Halifax, Nova Scotia 1818 Public 15,970 $337.7M 1974
Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks St. John's, Newfoundland 1925 Public 18,172 $93M 1974
Mount Allison University Mounties Sackville, New Brunswick 1839 Public 2,486 $215.1M 1974
Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus/Aigles Bleues Moncton, New Brunswick 1864 Public 6,219 --- 1974
University of New Brunswick Reds Fredericton, New Brunswick 1785 Public 10,587 --- 1974
University of Prince Edward Island Panthers Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 1969 Public 4,435 --- 1974
Saint Mary's University Huskies Halifax, Nova Scotia 1802 Public 7,281 $16.9M 1974
St. Francis Xavier University X-Men/X-Women Antigonish, Nova Scotia 1853 Public 4,875 $59.4M 1974
St. Thomas University Tommies Fredericton, New Brunswick 1910 Public 2,579 --- 1974

Single-sport members

The AUS accepted its first ever single-sport member at the start of the 2017–18 school year, when the Bishop's Gaiters football team transferred from the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

Institution Nickname Location Founded Type Enrollment[1] Endowment Joined Sport Primary league
Bishop's University Gaiters Sherbrooke, Quebec 1843 Public 2,756 $32.5M 2017 Football RSEQ


Institution Football
Acadia Raymond Field 3,000 War Memorial Gymnasium 1,800 Andrew H. McCain Arena 2,300 Raymond Field 3,000
Bishop's Coulter Field 2,200 Football-only member
Cape Breton No Football -- Sullivan Field House 2,200 No Hockey -- Canada Games Complex 2,000
Dalhousie No Football -- Sexton Memorial Gymnasium 500 Halifax Forum 5,796 F.B. Wickfire Memorial Field 2,000
Memorial No Football -- Memorial University Fieldhouse 1,400 No Hockey -- King George V Park 6,400[2]
Mount Allison MacAulay Field 2,500 McCormack Gymnasium 800 Tantramar Regional Veteran's Civic Centre 750 MacAulay Field 2,500
Moncton No Football -- Gymnasium J.-Louis-Levesque (Women’s Volleyball only) N/A Aréna J.-Louis-Levesque 2,500 Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium 8,300
UNB No Football -- Richard J. Currie Center 1,400 Aitken Centre 3,685 Chapman Field 1,500
UPEI No Football -- Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre 2,000 MacLauchlan Arena 1,300 UPEI Field Turf 3,000
Saint Mary's Huskies Stadium 4,000* The Tower 1,200 The Dauphinee Centre 1,200 Huskies Stadium 2,000[3]
St. F.X. Oland Stadium 4,000 Oland Centre Gymnasium 2,500 KMC 1,501 Oland Stadium 4,000
St. Thomas No Football -- No Basketball -- Grant • Harvey Centre (Women’s only) 1,500 No Soccer --

(Data mined from the U Sports homepage's member directory[4] and[5]


  1. ^ a b "Full-time plus Part-time Enrollment". Association of Atlantic Universities. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2009-12-04.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "King George V Park".
  3. ^ "About the Facility".
  4. ^ U Sports directory Archived July 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ World

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