Bachelor of Physical Education, 1973
Carole Bishop, born and raised in Vancouver, graduated from UBC with a BPE (Kinesiology) in 1973. However it is her career as an athlete and as a clinical psychologist that frames this UBC alumna as somewhat unique.
In her profession she has been an adjunct professor at UBC, an associate professor at SFU and the co-ordinator of graduate clinical psychology at Vancouver General Hospital.
In her athletic life, Carole was a heralded volleyball player and coach. In 1966 at age 16, Carole became the youngest Canadian to play at the international level. She didn’t play for UBC but while attending this university did play for Vancouver Senior ‘A’ club teams winning ten national volleyball championships in addition to being a member of Canada’s national team through 1978. With the national team, Carole competed in the Olympics, Pan-American games, World championships and North American championships. In European tournaments she was the MVP in 1975 and 1976, the latter year she was ranked the fourth best setter in the world.
Carole also coached club teams to four Vancouver city titles and even coached gymnastics, winning a Vancouver championship in 1981.
To this day Carole remains a friend to UBC and is an inductee in the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Written by Fred Hume, UBC Historian