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Jesse Mason forecasts the weather for the Games

Jesse Mason forecasts the weather for the Games

I was asked to help forecast the weather for the 2014 Games. Being able to volunteer is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time, but being able to do it within your profession is even better! Read more here.

UBC Food Services is working behind the scenes to serve athletes and coaches

UBC Food Service professionals are preparing to serve 33,000 meals over the 8 days to athletes and coaches attending the 2014 Games. Read more here.

Pauline Chuang worked with athletes at Track and Field training camps

It has been an honor working with Special Olympics athletes at the Team BC Athletics (Track and Field) training camps, Fun Fitness screenings, and functional movement testing. Read more here.

Ashlee Jollymore

Bottled-water free project – Ashlee Jollymore

PhD candidate Ashlee Jollymore helped supervise the Bottled-Water Free student team as they completed their report outlining ways of attaining a bottled-water free Special Olympics. Read more here.

B.U.I.L.D. club wins UBC Equity award

B.U.I.L.D. club wins UBC Equity award

Founded by four Kinesiology students, the B.U.I.L.D. club (Building Understanding of Intellectual Disabilities) is a recipient of the 2014 UBC Equity Enhancement Fund. Read more here.

Sepand Boroumand-Jazzi volunteers for Special Olympics in Vancouver and Burnaby

Sepand Boroumand-Jazzi volunteers for Special Olympics in Vancouver and Burnaby

I have been a volunteer with the Special Olympics for the past 25 years. What started out as an opportunity for me to “help,” transformed itself into the athletes, coaches and family members assisting me in understanding more about myself.

Zuroon Ho volunteers as a swim coach

I work with the Vancouver branch of the SOBC primarily as a volunteer swim coach. What I have most enjoyed with my time with SOBC is watching the athletes grow and learn. Read more here

SOBC & UBC Varsity Free Throw Charity Contest

SOBC & UBC Varsity Free Throw Charity Contest

Five Special Olympics BC athletes from the Vancouver Basketball chapter came out to the last Thunderbirds Women’s Basketball game on Saturday, February 15. Read more here

Joanna Verweel (Manager of Health and Sport Science at SOBC), Greg Lee, Hwan Lee, Brian Cho

Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Screening Day

We are three medical students collaborating with SOBC to organize the fourth annual Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Screening Day for those with intellectual disabilities. The health fair is a highly anticipated annual event in Vancouver… Read more here

Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games Waste Management Team. Our team, minus Wilford.

Waste Management for the Vancouver 2014 Games

We are the Special Olympic Canada 2014 Summer Games Waste Management Team. Our project was to develop a set of guidelines for food vendors aimed primarily at reducing waste that heads to the landfill. Read more here

Rhiannon and Kimberley at our UBC Thrive Basketball Drop-in for the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games (November 2013)

Promoting Human Well-being at UBC by Hosting the Vancouver 2014 Games

Our project focuses on discrimination and human health. We proposed three initiatives to ensure that the Special Olympics 2014 Canada Games are a positive experience for all Olympians and the UBC community. Read more here

Welcome Back Staff BBQ showcases UBC hosting 2014 Special Olympics

Welcome Back Staff BBQ showcases UBC hosting 2014 Special Olympics

The festive, collegial energy at the 2013 Welcome Back Staff BBQ was ideal for sharing the news that UBC will play host to the Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games, July 8 – 12. Read more here.