World University Championships

The World University Championships is run by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Since 1996, when squash was first added to the championships, FISU has gathered the best student athletes from around the world to compete at this international tournament every two years. Karim Darwish, Thierry Lincou and Raneem El Weleily have all achieved gold medals in this tournament and went on to become world number ones. Canada has earned medals in this championship before, including a gold medal won by Marnie Baizley in 2000 in the women’s singles event. 
This event also showcases the diversity within our sport, as it attracts many players from different countries. In 2016, a record 19 countries participated in the championships. A prestigious international tournament for student-athletes, the University World Championships is a great opportunity for young players to compete and develop.


The FAQs 

When and where is the WUC 2018?
  • The 2018 WUC will be taking place at Birmingham University in England from September 6th-12th.
How To Register?
  • Submit a intent to participate declaration to by May 7th, along with a $200 deposit. If not selected, the $200 deposit will be reimbursed. 
Who is Eligible?
  • The event is open to all student athletes who…
    • are currently registered at a university or equivalent institution
    • attained a degree in the year preceding the event, and that are aged between 17 and 25 as of Jan 1 in the year of the event
How many players are selected?
  • For the individual event, there will be 3 men and 2 women representing Canada. These players will also be on our roster for the team event where 2 men and 1 woman from the roster will be selected.
How do we select?
  • Selections will be completed by May 18th and will be based on status with the high performance squad, PSA and Canadian National ranking, and Canadian & US University Championship results. See selection criteria here


Click here to download the "Intent to Participate" Declaration, fill it out (by May 7, 2018) and send to Squash Canada at





Contact Squash Canada's Program Coordinator, Kyle Ogilvy, at