In February, Moore-Williams was stopped by officers from the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) for a jaywalking violation on the Granville strip.
The GoFundMe’s fundraising goal of $22,000 is aimed at fighting the charges laid against Moore-Williams — jaywalking and obstruction of justice.
“I saw a lot of pieces that could come into play, where the ultimate goal in Canada could be to create a [U Sport] like environment for lacrosse."
Two UBC students has launched the hashtag #justiceforjamiel to provide support for former Thunderbird Jamiel Moore-Williams, who was tackled and arrested last week by seven VPD officers in a jaywalking incident.
A jaywalking incident escalated into something else when Vancouver Police officers tackled, tasered and arrested former UBC football player Jamiel Moore-Williams on the Granville Strip this weekend.
“Just the legacy that [Huband] has built here. It’s incredible what she has done. I’ve always wanted to be part of something like that,” said Filewich. “I’m hoping to help her bring home another national championship in my five years here.”
Being in a two-goal deficit against a dominant rival in a playoff final is a hard place to be in and a harder place to come back from. This weekend, the Thunderbirds did just that.
This year's roster, though young, has a wealth of players ready to step up and pull their weight.
For UBC, Thunderstruck is a chance to send a strong symbolic message — to their fans and to the other teams in the league — that despite their faring in their past few games, they are a team to be worried about.
At the top of the Pacific Division with a playoff spot clinched and two more regular season games to go, the ’Birds are flying high.
Shumbusho has his sights set on professional soccer as a future career. Beyond UBC, the Whitecaps residency program prospect intends to continue training and playing soccer for the Whitecaps.
Dhanda hit another milestone this weekend, reaching third place in all-time conference goals in Canada West with 39. She is right below UBC's Janine Frazao who played between 2009 and 2013 and Saskatchewan Huskies alumn Elizabeth Hudon.
On Friday, September 15, the Thunderbirds dismantled the University of Winnipeg Wesmen with a 5-0 final score. They then battled the University of Manitoba Bisons on Saturday to a 4-1 victory.
A season opener usually means a new beginning and an opportunity to test out a new team — a mix of seasoned veterans and energetic rookies. But the team failed to hit the right pace early and lost the match.
These researchers, however important their work is to the advancement of sport, don’t usually take credit for their role in an athlete’s success and prefer to avoid the limelight. James Brotherhood is one of these sports scientists.