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Joanie Webster July 31, 2014

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1980 One is immediately struck by Joanie Webster’s passion, exuberance and energy. The 1980 Recreation in Education graduate was a “builder” and student leader at UBC from the mid 1970s through 1990, particularly in the areas of Intramurals and Recreation. Together with Nestor Korchinsky, both of whom are visionaries, Joanie helped […]
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KIN Alumnus Alex Murphy Signs with Swedish Basketball Team July 29, 2014

KIN alumnus Alex Murphy ( BHK' 11) recently signed a one-year contract with the Swedish professional basketball team Solna Vikings.
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Alvin Ip July 15, 2014

As a Kinesiology undergraduate student, Alvin Ip developed an academic interest in rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Now entering his third year of medical school, he is exploring how physical medicine can improve the quality of life in patients with neurological and musculoskeletal disabilities.
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Thelma Wright

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1973 The petite, energetic and charismatic Thelma Wright is UBC’s most prominent track and cross-country athlete. The 1973 Physical Education and 1974 Education graduate is presently the only UBC female track athlete to appear in two Olympics and has won medals at Commonwealth, Pan American and World Student Games and at […]
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Terry McKaig

Bachelor of Human Kinetics, 1997 The amazing story of Varsity baseball at UBC is tied to 1997 Kinetics graduate Terry McKaig. It was the hiring of McKaig that same year as UBC’s head baseball coach that proved to be the key in launching to unexpected heights this resurrected program. Terry as a player had made […]
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Ron Paterson

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1979 UBC Phys. Ed (Kinesiology) graduate Ron Paterson is one of the better known sports “personalities” in Vancouver and one who has given back to the game of hockey. During the 1970s Ron was one of the best amateur hockey goalies in BC, if not Canada. For four years beginning in […]
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Roger Jackson

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1967 Roger Jackson is not only one of Canada’s most heralded athletes but for more than four decades has worked to raise the sights of Canada’s academic, medical and Olympic endeavours. Jackson graduated from UBC with a BPE in 1967 after having become nationally recognized as a rower with UBC’s Eights […]
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Reid Mitchell

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1949 UBC’s Physical Education (Kinesiology) faculty has been the career launching pad for many well-known coaches, teachers and athletes. Reid Mitchell proved to be a good example in addition to being one of the originals. In fact Reid not only was a member of UBC’s inaugural Physical Education graduating class of […]
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Manny Sobral

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1993 1993 Kinesiology and Education graduate Manny Sobral has taken a most unique path among those who have graduated from UBC. Born in Spain, Manny’s family emigrated to Canada when he was 5 years old. At age 13 in an attempt to shed weight, he started boxing at the gym at […]
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Ken Winslade

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1960 Ken Winslade is one of UBC’s all-time basketball greats and is also considered one of the lower mainland’s best city administrators. A native of New Westminster, Ken graduated from UBC Physical Education as the top student of his 1960 class. Not only a top student during his five years at […]
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