UBC’s football team has made huge strides thanks to Shomari Williams, defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, in the last few years.
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Barbara Howard (1920–2017), a record-breaking sprinter, educator, community front-runner and UBC alum, was the first Black female athlete to represent Canada internationally.
The Thunderbirds have been riding a wave of success; there could not be a better time to play a Winter Classic game in front of a packed crowd.
It wasn’t always this easy for him. Kelly’s story is a thread tied intricately to the game of rugby.
Last weekend, the Thunderbirds showed the potential to snap the University of Victoria Vikes’ five-year Canada West (CW) rugby sevens championship streak.
With a swish, the crowd erupted. Event staff started passing pizza down the stands as the final buzzer rang at 83–68.
Everyone loves an underdog story, and the women's basketball team is creating one for UBC.
Nearly a year after taking home the top prize in Canada West women’s hockey, the UBC Thunderbirds are back to their winning ways.
Coach Nick Ugoalah is turning the once-small UBC Wrestling Club into a competitive and welcoming team with his holistic approach to the sport.
As the clocks hit 3:30 p.m. on the last day of term one classes, thousands of students rushed into the freezing Pacific for the ninth annual Polar Bear Swim. Organized by UBC party club The Calendar, the swim has become a campus tradition.
Hundreds of students celebrated the ends of classes by gathering the friends, trekking down nearly 500 steps to Wreck Beach and rushing into the freezing water.
As the referee blew the whistle and called the game a little over 60 minutes later, with a score of 48-5, the UBC Thunderbirds took their second consecutive national title.
The Thunderbirds women’s swim team took gold last weekend at the Canada West Swimming Championship, and the men’s team placed second behind the University of Calgary. While returning swimmers all placed highly, the depth of the women’s team roster helped the ‘Birds come out on top.
Despite the winter chill that seems to have settled over the province in the last week, things heated up on Burnaby Mountain this Friday, with the unthawing of a 55-year-long rivalry that saw the UBC Thunderbirds take down the Simon Fraser Red Leafs by a slim margin of 18–17.
The UBC Thunderbirds will be returning to defend their Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship (CUMRC) title on a snowy home turf this Sunday after a well-earned victory against the Guelph Gryphons on Friday evening.