Skate Canada has cancelled 2021 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, which was planned to occur from February 8-14, 2021 at our own Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
All the way from Oahu, Hawaii, USA, Rose Garcia joined the women’s Thunderbirds swim team this year. She plans to compete in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly and, possibly, 100m butterfly.
While Coach Symons has acknowledged that it is “a difficult situation with the habits of the players over the years having contact when [they] compete,” he believes that there have been positives such as giving the team opportunities to settle down and create technical and tactical goals.
One of the UBC’s biggest school spirit events Homecoming will look different this year with ongoing COVID-19. It will be held virtually on September 25 along with many activities throughout the weekend.
“Physical activity is probably one of the best things we can do for our health at the moment … we may need to be creative, but we can find ways to be physically active,” said UBC Professor Guy Faulkner, the chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
“Kory was an exceptional young man who touched the lives of so many people around him. His loss will be felt deeply by all members of the Thunderbirds community.”
Former Thunderbirds, Evan Dunfee, has earned an early nomination to his second Olympic ticket to Tokyo 2020.
During phase one of COVID-19, UBC Athletics and Recreation shut down all facilities and suspending all programs “through May 20, 2020 as [a] precautionary measure against COVID-19.”
Former UBC men’s basketball seasonal contract assistant coach Vern Knopp was criticized for his activities on social media.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Canada West and U Sports announced today that no conference competition will be happening during the first term of the 2020/21 season.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Canada West has revised the upcoming 2020/21 season.
The 2020 Canadian Football League draft was held on April 30 with some of the top football prospects in Canada available to be selected. For the four Thunderbirds, this marked the first step in their professional journey.
As a response to the changing climate, many soccer organizations are now training the referees on how to deal with the heat to protect the players.
The UBC women’s and men’s volleyball teams ended their regular season with weekend sweeps against the visiting Brandon University Bobcats. The women’s team will travel to face the Mount Royal Cougars while the men’s team will host the Winnipeg Wesmen in the opening round of the Canada West playoffs.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams beat the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen in front of a packed War Memorial Gym in this year's Courtside festival game.