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Josh Vander Vies
Works at Canadian Paralympic Committee
Attends University of British Columbia
Lives in Vancouver, BC
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Have him in circles
30 people
Andrea Bundon's profile photo
EJ Adams's profile photo
César Nicolai's profile photo
Natalia Dannenberg-Spreier's profile photo
Extreme Motorcross's profile photo
ALEJANDRO ESQUIVEL JUÁREZ's profile photo
Monica Morjain's profile photo
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Romal Jee's profile photo
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Employment
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
    Athlete, present
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Currently
Vancouver, BC
Previously
Sarnia, ON - London, ON
Story
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Born without arms, legs or limits.
Introduction

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.

Education
  • University of British Columbia
    Law, 2010 - present
  • University of Western Ontario
    Political Science | French Language and Literature, 2005 - 2008
  • Lambton College
    General Arts and Science, 2003 - 2005
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Male