In History

Graduates of the School of Physical Education and Recreation are some of the leading pioneers in many fields.  Read and learn about some of our proud alumni here.

Our ‘In History’ alumni profiles are made possible by UBC Athletics Historian, Fred Hume. (pictured on the right)

UBC Athletics historian and long-time football statistician, Fred Hume entered the UBC Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 nearly 22 years after he began working to uncover the great UBC teams, athletes and builders of sport dating back to 1915. The UBC graduate’s efforts soon resulted in the establishment and development of the UBC Sports Hall of Fame which has been instrumental in re-connecting the university with hundreds of its most accomplished athletic alumni encouraging them to become more directly involved with the campus and their former teams.

As UBC’s first and sole Athletics historian, Hume also serves as an information resource for coaches, students and faculty together with campus, local and national media. Much of UBC’s now established historical sport information including all-time lists, sport histories, sport records and historical highlights is a result of his original research – information of value to Athletics’ Development and Sports Information teams as well as to the university.

Arnie Smith

Arnie Smith, Physical Education graduate, 1962, provides another example of the unique and varied experiences those from this faculty have undertaken. While at UBC Arnie played Thunderbird football under coach Frank Gnup and following graduation had a tryout with the Montreal Alouettes. He then quickly embarked upon a teaching and coaching career in Vancouver.

Barbara ‘Bim’ Schrodt

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1951 Dr. Barbara Schrodt has the distinction of being one of a select group of UBC Physical Education (Kinesiology) graduates to be inducted as an individual into both the UBC and British Columbia Sports Halls of Fame. A 1951 graduate, ‘Bim’ has been a true Builder as a teacher, coach, historian […]

Bev Barnes

Bev Barnes’ teammates and friends speak fondly of her when they refer to her as a “basketball player, coach and lunatic".

Bill McNulty

Bill McNulty is known for service to his community as a teacher, sports aficionado and city councillor. His story begins as a member of the UBC Physical Education (Kinesiology) class graduating in 1968 with a Masters in 1970. During the 1960s UBC’s Intramural Program was under the auspices of the School of Physical Education and […]

Bob Carkner

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1958 1958 Physical Education graduate Bob Carkner was a man with visions; visions of helping others while at the same time broadening the horizons and raising the social conscience of young people.  A teacher and coach and ultimately principal at several Vancouver high schools, Carkner possessed that special ability to inspire […]

Bob Hindmarch

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1953 Whether it be on the UBC campus or in the realm of Canadian hockey and Olympics, Bob Hindmarch is virtually a household name. His presence at UBC spans over 60 years comprising careers as an athlete, coach, educator and director of UBC’s athletic programs. While a student in UBC’s Physical […]

Brian Budd

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1975 Brian Budd, a 1975 UBC Physical Education (Kinesiology) graduate, has a most amazing story. Born in Toronto but growing up in Delta, Brian was an all-around athlete entering UBC in 1970. In his first two years at UBC Budd swam for the Thunderbird swim team under coach Jack Pomfret. In […]

Brian Upson

Brian is best remembered as a high school basketball coach, in fact a storied career which stands out among such careers of those from UBC.

Cait Haggarty

Cait Haggarty, a Victoria native and 2008 UBC Kinesiology graduate, has the distinction of being an integral member of three Canadian champion UBC basketball teams.

Carole Bishop

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 […]