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Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada, comprising the majority of degree granting universities in the country. Its equivalent body for organized sports at colleges in Canada is The Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (or CCAA). Some institutions are members of both bodies for different sports.

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport's name in French is Sport interuniversitaire canadien (SIC).

The original Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) Central was founded in 1906 and existed until 1955, composed only of universities from Ontario and Quebec. With the collapse of the CIAU Central in the mid 1950s, calls for a new, national governing body for university sport accelerated. Once the Royal Military College of Canada became a degree granting institution, Major W.J. (Danny) McLeod, Athletic Director at the RMC directed the establishment of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union [CIAU] in 1961. Major McLeod ran the CIAU from his office at RMC as the first CIAU Secretary-Treasurer. In the 1960s the CIAU functioned as a voluntary, autonomous, educational sport organization which represented by the various universities from coast to coast. The Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union (CIAU) changed its name to Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) in June 2001 due to growing misconceptions about the name of the organization since the term "athletic" was associated with track and field and "union" with labour movements.

Clint Hamilton will succeed Dick White as president following the 2009 AGM. The 52nd member of the CIS is University of Ontario Institute of Technology.[1]

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In sports with heavy university participation, like basketball, some of the conferences have divisions. CWUAA has 3 divisions: Pacific, Great Plains, and Central; OUA has two: West and East.

The CIS basketball teams are organized in the following way:

Vikes
Thunderbirds
Spartans
Cascades
WolfPack
Golden Bears/Pandas
Dinos
Pronghorns
Huskies
Cougars
Bobcats
Wesmen
Bisons
Thunderwolves
Mustangs
Gryphons
Golden Hawks
Warriors
Marauders
Badgers
Lions
Blues
Rams
Voyageurs
Gaels
Paladins
Gee-Gees
Ravens
Citadins
Redmen/Martlets
Stingers
Rouge-et-Or
Gaiters
Varsity Reds
Panthers
Axe(wo)men
Tigers
Huskies
X-(Wo)Men
Capers
Sea-Hawks
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