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.

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 […]

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 […]

Tim Frick

Bachelor of Physical Education, 1975 Tim Frick, who graduated from UBC in 1975 with a BPE (Kinesiology) degree, has since made a unique contribution to the world of sport. From his position as Physical Education instructor at Douglas College, Frick coached the college’s Wheelchair basketball teams to numerous national club team titles. He also coached […]

Victor Cue

Graduating Year: 1951 Victor Cue can be considered one of the true humanitarians among those who have graduated from UBC’s Kinesiology faculty. Completing his degree in 1951, Victor played and coached basketball until 1962 when he took over as a volunteer coach of the BC men’s wheelchair basketball team. He would remain the team’s dedicated […]