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.
After a 533 day hiatus, the UBC men’s hockey team returned to action against historical foes SFU in the Captain’s Cup.
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.
With the time difference, it is difficult to watch the events live on broadcasts, but here are the summary of how T-Birds have been performing thus far.
Men's rugby and basketball earned big wins respectively over the weekend and will look to carry that winning momentum into the new decade.
Men's and women's soccer are set to take part in the Canada West final four while women's field hockey lost out on a chance to retake the Canada West title and return to the U Sports national championships.
Women's and men's soccer came back with big wins after opening the weekend with a tie and loss respectively. Men's hockey finally got their first win of the year against the Regina Cougars.
“Our goal this year was not to raise a substantial amount of money, it was just to create a higher level of awareness for cancer research.”
While still continuing his training as an elite gymnast at USA Gymnastics World, UBC alumnus Devy Dyson is currently working for a major engineering and consulting firm for the mining industry in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It was a successful day for the UBC Men’s soccer team, with four Thunderbirds being picked in the two rounds of the 2021 Canadian Premier League (CPL) U Sports draft: Thomas Gardner, Christopher Lee, Victory Shumbusho and Jackson Farmer. Making up a quarter of the total selections, these players will now join their respective CPL clubs in training camp.
Thunderbirds swimmer Markus Thormeyer is the first male swimmer from UBC to be named to Team Canada for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics, his second Olympics since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
After 23 years in the UBC baseball program, Terry McKaig has departed for pastures anew, becoming the Director of Development for the BC Cancer Foundation in the Fraser Health Region.
Between the Zoom calls, the constant stream of Canvas notifications and all the emotions that come with living through a global pandemic, UBC students have turned to video games as a way to escape the stressors of everyday life.
While the Nest reopened in May 2020, recreational sports clubs are still unable to book rooms for club activities due to provincial health orders. Club officials still have access to their rooms but it is limited to one person at a time.
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.
It was just a set of time-trials, behind closed doors, but the Odlum Brown Swim Series this past weekend represented a whole lot more for the UBC Thunderbirds swim teams.
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.
After closing down for months due to the global pandemic, starting mid-October UBC Recreation was finally went back to offering drop-in basketball as well as tennis, swimming and other sports. However, students are violating SRC rules.
Even in a pandemic stricken season, Matt Neaves looks to blaze a path for UBC men’s volleyball. Neaves's path during this pandemic has seen him trade his environment at UBC for a spot with the Canadian National Excellence Program (NEP) in Gatineau, Quebec.
While many of his former Thunderbirds teammates pursued careers in basketball after graduation, Michael Steele decided to start his own company instead.
Class of 2020 UBC T-Birds Women’s Hockey alumna Mathea Fischer is playing professionally for Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Women's Hockey League (SDHL) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Vincett is one of the three top-end prospects who have committed to T-Birds this year and he exudes enthusiasm for playing among his new teammates, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.