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In Memoriam – Donald J. Arnold, BPE ’62, 1935 – 2021

July 27, 2021
After retiring from rowing, he later taught at the University of Waterloo, managed Canadian international rowing crews and co-founded Rowing BC. He remained a steadfast supporter of the Vancouver Rowing Club and UBC rowing his entire life. He also maintained strong roots in Winfield, BC, where he grew up on an apple farm and in […]



A Warm Welcome to Rachel Dickens, PhD Student

June 25, 2021
A warm welcome to Rachel Dickens who joins the School of Kinesiology to pursue her Ph.D. Rachel is from Prince Rupert, BC, and is of mixed ancestry, including East Asian and Tsimshian, a member of the Lax Kw’alaams Band. She holds a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics and works alongside the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations as […]



In Memoriam – Arnold Frederick Smith (Arnie), 1938 – 2021

June 7, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arnold Smith. Arnie graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor in Physical Education and a Master of Education in 1982. While at UBC Arnie played Thunderbird football under coach Frank Gnup. Upon graduation, he embarked on a teaching and coaching career in West Vancouver. In […]