Mount Royal will become the 15th member of the conference with Calgary joining Winnipeg - home of the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba - as the only other city in the conference featuring two competing institutions.
The Cougars will become the 10th team in men's soccer, the 11th in women's soccer, the 12th team in men's and women's volleyball, and the 15th team in both men's and women's basketball. Mount Royal will also give both men's and women's hockey an eighth team.
UBC Okanagan in Kelowna is also moving into the Canada West fold after a year as a probationary member, and will compete in both basketball and volleyball starting this fall. Of course all this expansion talk - especially when we're talking about basketball - gets to the issue of tiering, or divisions. Whatever you want to call it, the issue of forming divisions is only going to continue to heat up in the coming months and years.