Jennifer EvansThe following excerpt is from a story by Lisa Gregoire. The full article, “Carleton History Professor Wins Medals at Powerlifting Nationals” can be found on the Carleton Newsroom site.

Jennifer Evans knows all about heavy lifting.

A respected author, scholar, Carleton University history professor, graduate adviser—she’s all that.

But in early March, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit Canada and shut everything down, Evans also nabbed masters class gold and bronze medals at Winnipeg’s National Powerlifting Championships, earning her a spot on Canada’s powerlifting team for the world championships.

The May 2020 Worlds in the Czech Republic got postponed, of course, and an upcoming North American championship in October, in Puerto Rico, is also up in the air. So like thousands of athletes around the world, Evans is at home, trying to stay in competition shape with no competition in sight.