Athletics and Recreation

Thunderbird student athletes have long been a source of pride for the University of British Columbia, combining unmatched academic and athletic excellence to produce the leaders of tomorrow. Success in the classroom and in competition requires the support of the entire UBC community. With your help, we will continue to reach our goals and positively impact the lives of student athletes year after year at the university.

Your support is an investment in these young leaders, in the University of British Columbia, and in the future of athletics at UBC.

Find a Fund:

Department Priority Funds

Projects and Impact Stories:

  • Priority Project

    100 Years of Impact: Mapping Donor Support

    100 Years of Impact: Mapping Donor Support

    If you take a walk around our campus, you will see the impact of our supporters everywhere. Click on the points below to find out more—where will you make a more

    Community Engagement, Research Excellence, Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Short Corner Club photos

    Join the Short Corner Club and Support UBC Women’s Field Hockey

    The UBC Women’s Field Hockey “Short Corner Club” is a new avenue for alumni, friends and supporters to be part of the Thunderbird Women’s Field Hockey program and help drive more

  • Priority Project

    Frank Read and UBC Rowing

    Honouring a Legend: the Frank Read Endowment

    On June 17, 2015 Frank Read, a Canadian athletics pioneer and celebrated UBC rowing coach, was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Gold for Life, a group of more

  • Priority Project

    POWER 10 Club

    POWER 10 Club

    A “Power 10” has always been a call to action in rowing. The Power 10 Club is a monthly giving program that is an easy way for alumni and friends more

  • Priority Project

    UBC Women's Volleyball players

    The Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award in Women’s Volleyball

    The Rick Hansen Difference Maker Award in Women’s Volleyball recognizes individuals as leaders within the women’s volleyball team and as contributing members of the UBC community. The more

  • Priority Project

    UBC Men’s Volleyball - Legacy of Excellence Fund

    UBC Men’s Volleyball – Legacy of Excellence Fund

    The UBC Men’s Volleyball Legacy of Excellence Fund supports Men’s Volleyball in its pursuit of winning National Championships and its continued establishment as a top program in the country. The more

    Community Engagement

  • Priority Project

    UBC Women's Ice Hockey team

    Support Thunderbirds Women’s Hockey – Canada West Champions

    In 2014, the Thunderbirds women’s team celebrates 100 years of hockey at UBC. It comes at a time of unprecedented success for the team, having won the 2012-13 Canada West more

    Community Engagement

  • Priority Project

    UBC Varsity Rugby

    UBC Rugby “Return to Excellence Campaign”

    The “UBC Rugby Return to Excellence Campaign” is a long-term strategy aiming to achieve and sustain the standards of excellence for which UBC rugby is historically known. more

    Community Engagement

  • Priority Project

    UBC Bird Backer program

    UBC Athletics ‘Bird Backer

    The ‘Bird Backer program is an avenue for alumni, friends, family and the greater community to be part of our Thunderbird team. more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    6th Woman UBC Women’s Basketball

    6th Woman UBC Women’s Basketball

    The UBC Women’s Basketball program is one of the most storied and successful programs in Canada. The 6th Woman UBC Women’s Basketball Monthly Giving Club is an avenue for alumni, more

    Community Engagement

  • Priority Project

    Peter Mullins Memorial

    Peter Mullins Memorial

    This award honours Peter Mullins, UBC’s longest serving basketball coach. His teams won seven Canada West championships and two Canadian championships – in 1970 and 1972. more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Frank Gnup Memorial Football Award

    Frank Gnup Memorial Football Award

    In 2009 members of the 1959 Thunderbird football team hosted a 50th anniversary reunion at the Homecoming football game in Thunderbird Stadium. The event was a great success reconnecting friends more

    Student Learning