Dr. Dick Mosher inducted to Canada West Hall of Fame

On Saturday October 12, 2019 UBC held a recognition ceremony celebrating Dr. Dick Mosher’s induction into the inaugural class of the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Dick was a 12-time CW champion, nine-time national champion, and was named national Coach of the Year on three occasions. Not only was Dr. Mosher a celebrated coach, he was also a celebrated Academic, retiring in August 2012 from the School of Kinesiology. In 1975 Dick became a faculty member in the School of Physical Education and Recreation (now the School of Kinesiology) UBC. Dick enjoyed a scholarly research career, with his academic responsibilities for the last eighteen years of his career co-ordinating the Masters in Human Kinetics, MHK (now Masters in Kinesiology) program, along with the development of the Coaching Science option.


Photo credit: Bob Frid

This program has attracted numerous students including varsity athletes from across Canada, as well as international students from China, Japan, England, Scotland, Portugal, Slovakia, Australia, and the United States.
The program continues to be a proven success to this day, due to the efforts and influence of Dick. Including his days as an undergraduate student in the School, Dick has spent fifty years of his life at UBC as a scholar, researcher, mentor, advisor, administrator, supervisor, leader, all the while engaging in a remarkable coaching career.