U Sports
Reshaping University Athletics

In their 110-year history, Canadian university sports never had a cohesive, bilingual brand. The new name and identity resolves remarkable language challenges with a design that clearly conveys "Canadian University Sport" — without ever saying it.

Fifty-six universities. Twelve-thousand student-athletes. Twenty-one national championships. Millions of stories.

 Digital touchpoints and broadcast graphics to elevate fan engagement were key aspects of the brand delivery.

Website design & development by Locomotive.

We also produced and directed a series of seven films explaining the inspiration behind the brand, why university sport matters, and athlete stories.

Videography by Benjamin Johnson. Music by Mark Lazeski. Audio Post-Production by Toby Hulse.

The U Sports brand turned 1 in October 2017 and the organization has already seen remarkable growth in social engagement, sponsorship interest and webcast streaming.

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