Vigour and Variety: Varsity Sports

Vigour and Variety: Varsity Sports

Following a two-stage assessment, UBC announced the results of the sports review of the 29 Vancouver campus varsity teams; 24 teams made the cut, retaining varsity status. The remaining five teams became UBC competitive clubs. During the review fans and community supporters showed their own belief in varsity sports, pledging $4.8 million to help strengthen campus teams. President Stephen Toope said the review not only “re-energized support” for the teams, the community support underlines the teams’ popularity, on and off campus: “We’ve heard them [the community] and we look forward to seeing this translated into solid action in the months ahead.”

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UBC sports teams have had the name “Thunderbirds” since Jan. 31, 1934. Source: UBC Athletics

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RT @USTFCCCA: ICYMI: @ubctbirds doubled up on team titles at the @NAIA Cross Country Championships, which allowed Laurier Primeau to take h…
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🏒 ICEW | ‘Birds and Pandas clash in top teams battle. #GoBirdsGo ⏰ Nov 24, 7 PM and Nov 25, 2 PM 📍Doug Mitchell Th… https://t.co/85odqvtx8R
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.@MuscleMLKCAN's Thunderbird of the Week: @UBCWHKY's Logan Boyd boasts a +8 rating, tops on the 'Birds and tied for… https://t.co/zINcUZlGs3
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.@MuscleMLKCAN's Thunderbird of the Week: @Yuri_Kisil was named the reigning U SPORTS male swimmer of the year and… https://t.co/xnTd9VXe18
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RT @AthIllustrated: ICYMI: Popular read of the week & soon to be month? @ubctbirds @ubctrack sweep @NAIA XC Champs: https://t.co/wGzFo0FRif…
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🏐 VBALLM | T-Birds aim for home court bounce back. #GoBirdsGo READ: https://t.co/nS3Dup07e1 https://t.co/YPiJ5QDf2L
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RT @provincesports: Home is where UBC rookie sensation Kiera Van Ryk’s heart is, and always will be https://t.co/tDtWJczlcp https://t.co/qg…
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RT @provincesports: UBC coaches lock on to unsung hero in clinching national rugby title https://t.co/oQaafj7N0w https://t.co/yMZtpAsH7p
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Get ready to get festive with your UBC Thunderbirds basketball teams as they take on the Regina Cougars on December… https://t.co/H3wpKCQ9sJ
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.@USPORTSca's Top 🔟 ranking this week- #GoBirdsGo https://t.co/s6iURtqtx0
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