McMaster University

McMaster University

Olympic silver medal for McMaster nursing alumnus

August 1, 2012

Doug Csima, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree in 2007, was one of two McMaster alumni who rowed to an Olympic silver medal on August 1.

Csima, along with Jeremiah Brown, who graduated with a degree in commerce in 2007, are part of Canada’s men’s eight rowing team. Canada finished just behind Germany and ahead of Great Britain in a thrilling race at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre in Eton, west of London.

Originally from Oakville, Csima grew up as a hockey goalie. He only started rowing when he got to university.

Csima was a member of McMaster’s varsity rowing crew from 2003 to 2007. He has been a member of the national rowing team since 2008, winning a silver medal at the 2009 world championship and a bronze in 2011. This was his Olympic debut.

In 2008 the 26-year old worked full-time as a nurse at the Beacon Hill Villa, a residential care facility in downtown Victoria, B.C. After that he worked part-time until just a few months before the London Olympics got underway.

Csima also has a master’s degree in health information science from the University of Victoria.

[Read full story and see photo in the Daily News]

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