alumNIGHTS: Life of an international athlete

In this webinar hosted by journalist and former professional volleyball player Emily Cordonier (BA’06), listen in as former UBC varsity student-athletes share their personal stories of a world most of us will never have the opportunity to experience. From behind the scenes at the Opening Ceremonies to life in the Athletes Village and what it is like competing at the Olympic Games, our alumni share their favourite moments and biggest surprises. This is also a great opportunity to get the inside scoop on who to watch for this summer and on how to support our UBC community headed to Tokyo!

Presented in partnership with UBC Athletics & Recreation.


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Emily Cordonier, BA’06 – Journalist, Blogger, Sports Broadcaster, Former Pro Volleyball Athlete


Laryssa Biesenthal – Head of Rowing at Brentwood College School, and Canadian Rowing Olympic Athlete

Iñaki Gomez, BA’11 – Associate, BLG Law Firm and Canadian Race Walker Olympic Athlete

Curtis Moss – City of Edmonton Firefighter and Canadian Track and Field Olympic Athlete 

Recorded July 15, 2021.