In Memoriam: Sandy Silver, 1950-2019

It is with sadness the School has learned that former Kinesiology Instructor and UBC Volleyball Coach, Sandy Silver passed away October 14th, 2019 having suffered a stroke. Sandy was a champion of women in sport, breaking down barriers for many who followed. She was the starting setter for the Toronto Blues Women’s Volleyball, York University, and Ontario Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Association East Championship. She served as assistant coach to Canada’s National Women’s Team during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Sandy taught in the School of Kinesiology beginning in 1979 as an Instructor, and coached the UBC Women’s Volleyball team (1979-1983). Her coaching career came to a halt in 1984 while she battled cancer. Sandy continued to be a leader in sport for women, with a devotion for volleyball and empowering people, serving as Canada West Volleyball Convenor (1992-2016). Her contributions to the sport of volleyball have been recognized with her inductions into both the Volleyball Canada’s Hall of Fame, and Volleyball BC Hall of Fame. Our condolences go to her family and many friends in sport.

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