Ian Balfour

Class of 2005-2006

Ian Balfour was a Paralympic athlete and the law school's Class Valedictorian in 2006, walking away with four scholarships.

An inductee of the Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta, he is also a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a Team VISA Mentor/Ambassador, mentoring Olympic and Paralympic athletes since 2005. “This ambassadorship has allowed me to help younger athletes,” says Balfour, “and athletes who are going through the same issues I went through.”

As for that “disability,” Balfour says, “I think everyone has issues, and I don’t think my life has been any tougher than anyone else’s. My parents were really good to me and I’ve just always adapted. It’s just sort of how you approach life...