From the 2010 Winter Olympics on campus to success at the summer games abroad, the 2010s have been a busy decade for the UBC Thunderbirds.
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It's easier to look at the last two decades and count the years that the UBC Thunderbirds haven't won both the men's and women's national championships in swimming.
The decade started with the UBC Thunderbirds women's volleyball team in the midst of an un-precedented feat: six straight U Sports National Championships. The 2010s saw the squad become one of the most dominant teams across the country.
From Shrum bowl misery to U Sports glory, the 2010s were a busy decade for Thunderbirds football.
While the result could have been better, the public skate beforehand and the game itself did generate a positive environment for those in attendance.
It’s been one hell of a season for a bunch of Thunderbird teams. From comeback wins to huge upsets and big crowds, some teams are riding on a high note into the winter break. Some others need to go back to the drawing board and figure out what needs to change if there is any hope of making the Canada West playoffs in 2020.
Men's rugby and basketball earned big wins respectively over the weekend and will look to carry that winning momentum into the new decade.
Skating provides a great reminder during this hectic time of year, which is that it is best to stay chill and alert so that obstacles don’t make you fall on your face. Every breath is exhaled as a white cloud, the ice is crisp and the feeling is rejuvenating.
Men's rugby dropped the championship final to UVic in an unbelievably close finish while women's hockey had their points streak snapped by Mount Royal.
This year’s Thunderstruck volleyball festival game was a success for women in sport and the UBC women’s volleyball team.
“What we have been trying to do is tailor an entry point for [athletes] to come in and to know how they can use skill set and their platform to really advance climate justice’’
Hockey and volleyball showed serious return to form as they swept games against the the University of Calgary Dinos and University of Lethbridge.
Eli Pasquale, a legend in UVic basketball and a pain for T-Birds players throughout the early 1980s, passed away on November 4th after a battle with cancer. The Olympian helped grow the sport both on the island and throughout the country.
Hockey has become a political battleground in the last few weeks over comments by the likes of Don Cherry and Jessica Allen over topics like Immigration in Canada. But while arguments fly, many have failed to account for immigrant voices themselves.
Last Friday at Father Bauer Arena, two fraternities Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta Theta came together to host the second annual Drop the Puck for Mental Health charity game, raising $31,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)