Soccer Mounties’ Chris Vizena from Osgoode, ON, is currently working for the University as an ambassador with the Mount Allison summer camps, helping Canadian youth with their life interests and pursuits.
A 2013 graduate in biology and biochemistry Vizena completed his Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in global health and minoring in psychology. A four-time Academic All-Canadian, Vizena still found time in his busy university career to play soccer for the Mounties, serve generously for world health through Global Brigades, do research, tutor, volunteer, coach, teach, and give back to his community through events such as Relay for Life and Shinerama.
In his last soccer season as a Mountie, Vizena won two prestigious awards for his outstanding academic, athletic, and citizenship efforts. Firstly, he was the recipient of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Community Service Award, and at the national championships he was the winner of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Student-Athlete Community Service Award.
Vizena became the third Mount Allison recipient of the men's soccer community service award, joining Curtis Michaelis ('08) and Stuart McAdam ('12), who won the AUS award in 2011 and also the national honours.
He has been accepted to Simon Fraser University for a Master's in Public Health, specializing in Global Health.