Despite being volunteers, Priest and his analytics team understand the value they provide to the Thunderbirds’ on-ice results, and they’re committed to playing a part in the development.
During the fall 2022 term, UBC’s fitness centres — ARC and Birdcoop — saw a 25 per cent decrease in average daily gym attendance in the exam period.
After dropping the first set, the Thunderbirds won three to knock out OUA champions Brock University Badgers 3–1 to secure a spot in Saturday’s U Sports semifinals.
Four current UBC students represented Canada in the rugby sevens tournament at BC Place. Matthew Percillier and Jack Carson from the men’s side and Piper Logan and Florence Symonds from UBC women’s rugby.
The club has been around for decades, and members gather three times a week to learn how to chop, bucksaw, pole climb and throw axes.
For one night, War Memorial Gym was transformed into a glow in the dark and lotus-pose-filled dance party.
On Thursday night, UBC announced that they will be hosting the U Sports Final 8 on March 13 through 16, 2025 at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre and War Memorial Gym.
With a swish, the crowd erupted. Event staff started passing pizza down the stands as the final buzzer rang at 83–68.
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.
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.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is scheduled to run from November 20 to December 18 and will be available on TSN in Canada. Here is your guide on where to watch World Cup games on campus.
The Thunderbirds defeated SFU 170–130 at the Western Divisionals Quidditch tournament, becoming the top university team in Western Canada.
In total, students spend around an hour at the event; they check in, race, take some photos, enjoy the music and leave. However, for the volunteers, the Day of the LongBoat requires months of work and planning to bring the tradition to life.
UBC Homecoming is making a comeback on Friday, September 23 for the first fully in-person celebration since 2019.