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British Columbia

Track & Field and Cross-Country

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City:

Vancouver, BC

Country:

Canada

Established:

1908

World academic ranking:

28

Undergraduate population:

52,550

Estimated semester costs

In-province:

$2,697 CAD

Out-of-province:

$2,697 CAD

International:

$15,758 CAD

Association:

U SPORTS

Conference:

CANWEST

Teams:

T&F (M), T&F (W)
XC (M), XC (W)

British Columbia's oldest university, located west of downtown Vancouver, is surrounded by parkland and ocean beaches. UBC has a long history of its varsity athletes competing at the Olympic Games and is among the top ranked universities in the world for its academics.

Academics

UBC is a highly reputable, global top-30 institution. The University of British Columbia is ranked 2nd in Canada, 25th in North America, and 28th in the worldwide.

Language

English is the language of instruction at UBC.

Fields of Study

UBC is internationally recognized for STEM and is ranked top-30 worldwide for mathematics, medicine, literature, law, and economics. It offers undergraduate programs in the fields below.

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Track & Field, Cross-Country

Laurier Primeau

Coach, Circle Throws

Running Club

Garrett Collier

Coach, Combined Events

Running Club

David Douglas

Coach, Horizontal Jumps

Running Club

Byron Jack

Coach, Horizontal Jumps

Running Club

Elena Voloshin

Coach, Race Walk

Running Club

Gerry Dragomir

Coach, Springs & Hurdles

Running Club

Andrew Cooke

Administrative Assistant

Running Club

Kendra Pomfret

Assistant Coach

Track & Field, Cross-Country

Norm Tinkham

From the Coach

UBC's cross country team competes in the U SPORTS association. UBC track and field competes in the outdoor season in the NAIA association with year-round access to their own outdoor track.

UBC’s track and field and cross country teams care about success at the university level in both academic and athletic pursuits, but importantly we have high goals of having our best athletes represent their respective nations at the World Championships and Olympic Games. We foster an environment of teamwork and camaraderie, yet we don’t apologize for striving for excellence and ensuring that our targeted athletes have their needs met in order to achieve excellence in our sport. We feel that simultaneously aiming to achieve the highest honours in the classroom and in the sporting world can be congruent objectives and we want our recruits to believe this too.

Laurier Primeau
Head Coach

Rashpal Dhillon Track and Field Oval at Thunderbird Park (photo courtesy of UBC Athletics)

Rashpal Dhillon Track and Field Oval at Thunderbird Park (photo courtesy of UBC Athletics)

Smith & Laycoe Varsity Weight Room in the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (photo courtesy of UBC)

Smith & Laycoe Varsity Weight Room in the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (photo courtesy of UBC)