Quebec Student Sport Federation

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Quebec Student Sport Federation (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec)
Quebec Student Sport Federation (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) logo
Established 1971
Association CIS
Members 8
Region Quebec
Former names Quebec Universities Athletic Association
Quebec Student Sports Federation
Headquarters Montréal, Quebec
Commissioner Alain Roy

The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ; literal translation: Quebec Student Sports Network) is the current name for the organisation formerly known as the Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF). in English. RSEQ is the governing body of primary and secondary school, collegiate and university sport in Quebec. It also serves as a regional membership association for Canadian universities 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 RSEQ, which covers Quebec, is one of four such bodies that are members of the country's governing body for university athletics, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The other three regional associations coordinating university-level sports in Canada are Ontario University Athletics (OUA), Atlantic University Sport (AUS), and the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA).

The RSEQ was initially known as the Quebec Universities Athletic Association (QUAA) when it was founded in 1971 with the reformulations of three university athletic associations spanning the universities of Ontario and Quebec. After the merger between the university, collegiate and high school governing bodies in 1989, the amalgamated association was named to the QSSF and then renamed RSEQ in November 2010.

As with all of Canada's provincial high school athletics associations, the RSEQ is an affiliate member of the United States-based National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Member schools[edit]

Institution Team City Province Founded Affiliation Enrollment Endowment Joined
Concordia University Stingers Montreal QC 1896 Public 45,954 $120.4M 1974
Université Laval Rouge et Or Quebec City QC 1663 Public 37,591 $108.3M
Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins Montreal QC 1969 Public 41,325 --- 1971
McGill University Redmen Montreal QC 1821 Public 34,819 $1.27B
Bishop's University Gaiters Lennoxville QC 1843 Public 2,724 $32.5M
Université de Montréal Carabins Montreal QC 1878 Public 58,482 $189.2M 1971
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes Trois-Rivières QC 1969 Public 12,500 --- 1971
Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or Sherbrooke QC 1954 Public 35,000 ---

Non-CIS Members[edit]

Institution Team City Province Founded Affiliation Enrollment Endowment Joined
École de technologie supérieure Piranhas Montreal QC 1974 Public 6,300
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Inuk Chicoutimi QC 1959 Public 6,583
Université du Québec en Outaouais Torrents Gatineau QC 1981 Public 6,017
Université du Québec à Rimouski Nordets Rimouski QC 1969 Public ~5,400

Note: These Universities are not members of Canadian Interuniversity Sport and are solely RESQ members and participate in certain sports.


Canadian athletic facilities are often listed by their "maximum capacity", which is often an estimate of their largest recorded crowd in the facility. These maximum capacities can and often do include standing room patrons and attendees seated on grass surrounding a playing field. Seated Capacity is the actual number of permanent seats, be they grandstands or permanently in use bleachers. This is why you will sometimes see larger capacities listed for these sites when searching for them on line. When capacity numbers have mismatched on source sites, unless the larger capacity could be confirmed as a seated capacity, the smaller capacity number has been listed here.

Please update with verified "seated capacities" only when the institutions release more accurate official seated capacities.

Institution Football
Concordia Concordia Stadium 4000 Concordia Gymnasium 750 Ed Meagher Arena 1000 Concordia Stadium 4000
Laval PEPS stade extérieur 12,257* PEPS gymnase 2500 No Hockey -- PEPS soccer fields --
UQAM No Football -- UQAM Centre sportif 600 No Hockey -- terrain # 2 of Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard 1000
McGill Molson Stadium 25,012 Love Competition Hall 1500 McConnell Arena 950 Molson Stadium 25,012
Bishop's Coulter Field 2200 John H. Price Sports Centre 1400 W.B. Scott Arena 1200 Coulter Field 2200
Montréal CEPSUM Stadium 5100 No Basketball -- Aréna du CEPSUM 2460 CEPSUM Stadium 5100
UQTR No Football -- No Basketball -- Colisée de Trois-Rivières 2700 Stade de l'UQTR 1500
Sherbrooke Stade de l'UdeS 3359 No Basketball -- No Hockey -- Stade de l'Université de Sherbrooke 3359

(*Laval's PEPS stade extérieur has an official seated capacity of 12,257 although it has held a standing room crowd of over 18,000 and as such is often listed as having a maxiumum capacity of 18,000.)

(Data mined from the CIS homepage's member directory[1] and[2] The members directory numbers seem to be ballpark figures in some cases.)

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