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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🏉 Great action on tap this weekend at UBC's Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre, come out and catch current & former… https://t.co/OpatxbE61l
about 11 hours ago.
RT @lizzie_king: “Dr. Bob” is a true TBird! 💙💛 #GoBirdsGo @ubctbirds https://t.co/d9uPZelYf4
about 13 hours ago.
RT @brighterlightsg: #UBC vs. 🇨🇳 National Team gave a good show to the #soldout @ubctbirds gym 🇨🇳 vs. 🇨🇦 this Friday! @CanBball https://t.c…
about 18 hours ago.
RT @ubcprez: I’m very proud of our @ubctbirds basketball team for their exceptional game vs Team China https://t.co/VQQ9lBFf6L
1 day ago.
🏀 MBB | A great showcase event and an emotional night as Team 🇨🇳 tops @ubctbirds in front of a boisterous full hous… https://t.co/WQErNsk0Pg
1 day ago.
🏀 MBB | A packed house at War Memorial Gym on a special night of basketball between the T-Birds and team China… https://t.co/yVI4DcouGf
1 day ago.
🏀 MBB | Highlight of the night? We certainly think so! What a shot by @ChuckDai1031 https://t.co/nY7knnFkA3
1 day ago.
🏀 MBB | Your final score: T-Birds 63, 🇨🇳 88 📸 @RichLamPhoto https://t.co/gMGwyn82aM
1 day ago.
🏀 MBB | 'Birds trail Team 🇨🇳 52-40 at halftime. Patrick Simon leading the 'Birds with 11 points, @Grant_S99 with 10… https://t.co/zDTW5puIly
1 day ago.
RT @WYipJD: @ubctbirds So proud of our @UBC @ubctbirds Men’s Basketball who came out strong & scored first vs China’s national basketball t…
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