Category Archives: Third Year

UBC REC Day of the Longboat

Last weekend was UBC REC’s Day of the Longboat, which celebrated its 25th birthday. Students have an opportunity to form teams of ten and race in canoes around Jericho beach for a weekend in (optional) funny costumes or team spirited clothing. This year my floor in Totem competed in the race. We may have rowed away with a team mate hanging off the edge of the boat for a while, and we may have had another team mate swim to the beach to get a baton for us, but we made it to the finish line without capsizing. Big win. Click here to find out more about Longboat and UBC REC.

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UBC REC Day of the Longboat Wrap Up Video 2011

Nootka 2nd at Day of the Longboat 2011

PS. If you haven’t noticed, I’m the RA on the same floor I lived on in first year. Whuddup!

The Return of Music Monday

Music Monday, a weekly blog post I used to post during my first and second years of university is returning. There’s a purpose. Music Monday from now on will be used to feature music that reminds me of the west coast and Music Monday will soon form a collection of sounds from UBC that others can share in. I think if you are a perspective student, you may enjoy this.

Most of the sounds shared are coming from the folks at 100.5 The Peak, which is what I normally let stream from my computer while I’m studying.

This week I’m featuring Santa Fe off Beruit‘s new album that came out this year titled The Rip Tide. I like to think of Santa Fe as a pumped up twist on the Beruit classics I used to listen to in high school that were shared with me by a dear friend named Michael Tobin, who is someone I made a trip to Toronto to see the day before I moved to UBC in first year and is now at Ryerson for Radio and Television Arts. Basically, a pretty amazing dude who has always known the best music from the moment I met him. Fun fact: Tokyo Police Club comes from his home town (woah woahh blog name connections).

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PS. This is also the return of lots of new blog content for new and perspective students at UBC. Welcome back me.

I approve: New Ubyssey weekly videos and video content

This week, The Ubyssey, our campus paper, deserves to have the spotlight on them for their awesome new online video content. Big thumbs up for them. If you are a prospective UBC student or a new to UBC student, these videos will help you get that “real” look at campus you are looking for.

Here’s this week’s news update from The Ubyssey.

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Highlights: Dubstep noises, candid footage of our newspaper staff, and sweet edits that I wanna learn.


More from the paper… Engineers mix with science and start blowing stuff up!

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Highlights: The underwater explosion that made a water fountain freak out.


And lastly.. a time-lapse of the Imagine Day pep rally!

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Highlights: Those two girls sitting and talking for a long time on the red carpet. You know who I’m talking about.


Back on UBC Campus

& There are TWO awesome new UBC videos that will fill you with endless school spirit.

NUMBER ONE > Class of 2015 Imagine Day Pep Rally Video
Made by Alyssa Koehn, the person I am a mini version of. Spot me twice in the video.
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NUMBER TWO> 93 Things To Do Before You Graduate
Made by The Ubyssey, and it’s pretty amazing this year (kooodooosss).
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