It gets better.
Mounties from the Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, and UBC detachments, as well as officers from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the gang-fighting Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit came together to talk about being openly gay while in the RCMP.
“I really wanted to help a team find success,” says Oxland about her future at UBC Okanagan, “instead of going to a team that has already had a lot of success.”
“I was offered a lot of different options which was very fortunate for me. But I chose UBC because I thought this was the best place for me to become the best player I could be.
“Definitely I want to go to the Olympics. So 2016 is the real goal, and then 2020. But we have to build a team first.”
During a dream vacation to Thailand, the seventh grader had become separated from all seven members of her family, including her entire immediate family, when the tsunami ravaged the coasts of the Indian Ocean region, including the tiny island of Koh Hong.
So quickly had the water begun to rise above her ankles, that on the urging of complete strangers who also happened to be vacationing there that morning, she followed them on a climb to higher ground.
It was on their yacht which she now found herself a passenger, sailing through the night on a 14-hour junket of hope to the city of Phuket, where they imagined embassy offices might be located.
Step up your game, UBC students.
SFU students Ian MacDougall and Mack Warner returned to Vancouver on Tuesday after a five-day whirlwind trip to the United States. The trip culminated with them finding Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, and getting him to be in their film, which is due for a school assignment this week.
Two $25,000 slides are part of the bill for UBC’s new Student Union Building. One would take students from the fourth to the third floor, and one from the third to the second.
Bottoms up, UBC
The UBC Alma Mater Society is creating the world’s first microbrewery owned by the students who will consume its output.
The brewery is expected to add an extra $500,000 to $1 million to the new Student Union building’s operating budget.