Everyone has a story to tell from their student years – what’s yours?

Hijinks at UBC’s Fort Camp.
Hijinks at UBC’s Fort Camp. (Photo courtesy UBC Library Archives)

The spring 2016 issue of Trek magazine coincides with the Centennial of UBC’s first graduating class, and we’d love to include some anecdotes of student life from alumni.

Whether you spent a rainy February night “redecorating” the Engineer’s Cairn, had an epiphany in Physics 101, or were mesmerised by a famous UBC visitor, we want to hear from you. Don’t be shy. We all know university is about more than just studying.

For inspiration, here are some intriguing teasers from the stories we’ve received so far:

…it was now 11 pm at night and nobody was around.  The chemistry building’s door were locked.  So I took a stroll around the building and noticed a very antiquated door had been left slightly ajar at the top of a fire escape on the third floor.  I jumped up and grabbed the lower rung of the fire escape ladder and hauled myself up a very rickety iron stairway…

Seeing either the damaged Valiant parked at UBC, or those cement posts at that gas station, allowed us both to relieve the pressure of our UBC studies by laughing uncontrollably

When that ball was snapped I ran with all the strength and might my 5’0 frame would allow and I tackled that quarterback just as the football left her hands

Within minutes almost the entire Camp and hundreds of men were embroiled in this water fight…. The Camp “super”, Mr. Amour, a former army sergeant, rushed to the scene, a war zone that required his military expertise, he must have thought. He blew his shrill whistle, which he always carried around, likely since his soldiering days, to get the attention of the militant mob. It worked and he was summarily doused with several buckets of water

Send in your stories, photos or videos, and we’ll publish as many as we can in the print spring issue.

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