It’s been a hot minute (more like a year or two), but welcome back to Weekend Rundown, your place to stay up to date with all of the different Thunderbirds teams!
A young Canada Sevens squad took to the pitch at BC Place this past weekend at the World Rugby Sevens Series. Among the Canadians were UBC Thunderbirds Phil Berna, Nicholas Allen, Jack Carson, Matthew Percillier, Elias Ergas and Andrew Coe. Here’s how they looked this past weekend.
The Thunderbirds are well represented in Canada’s roster. Nicholas Allen, Jack Carson, Matthew Percillier, Elias Egras and Phil Berna have all either turned out for the blue and gold or are playing for the T-Birds this year.
A UBC athlete on the track and field team is alleging that a coach sexually assaulted her during a massage therapy treatment. She is suing both the coach and UBC.
The three former players — Tremont Levy, Trivel Pinto and Ben Cummings — are in police custody and will appear in a Richmond Provincial Court at a future date.
A UBC student was taking out the trash at around 8:10 p.m. on Saturday when she was attacked.
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.