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Athletic terms and abbreviations

The official name for the university’s varsity athletic teams is Ridgebacks. The Ridgebacks’ mascot is named Hunter.

Refer to the team as the UOIT Ridgebacks in the first reference. In subsequent references refer to it as the university or the Ridgebacks.

OUA – The Ridgebacks are a member of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Refer to the organization as the Ontario University Athletics in the first reference. Later, refer to it as the OUA.

U Sports [formerly Canadian University Sport (CIS)] is Canada’s interuniversity sports organization. U Sports does not have a short form.

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