Josh Vander Vies is a Canadian boccia player who
competed in the 2004 Athens Paralympics and holds silver and bronze medals from
the Americas Cup. Through his work
with the Government of BC and the BC Personal Supports Network, Josh helps
people with disabilities obtain the assistive technology they need to enter the
workforce. He is a powerful inspirational speaker, bringing the message
that any obstacle can be shattered.
In 2006, Josh was elected to the International Boccia Committee as Athlete Representative by the boccia players of the world. Josh acts as Athlete Council Representation on the Canadian Paralympic Committee Board of Directors. He holds an honours double major in Political Science and French from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a 2003 national Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipient.
- University of British ColumbiaLaw, 2010 - present
- University of Western OntarioPolitical Science | French Language and Literature, 2005 - 2008
- Lambton CollegeGeneral Arts and Science, 2003 - 2005