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UBC Sauder Love
 

UBC Sauder Love

For the second year in a row, we're celebrating our many UBC Sauder alumni relationships. We’ve changed things up a bit this year and are including people dating or in relationships and friendships, too! We know University days can be the foundation of lifelong relationships and we want to celebrate these important connections.

We are no longer accepting stories for 2017, but check out some of them below! For a full list, visit the 2017 entries or 2016 archive pages.

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 Frank and Alyssa

Frank (BCom 2014) and Alyssa

Frank and Alyssa are both alumni of UBC Sauder's BCOM program. They met in their final year through a memorable course - 486R Leadership & Management. Alyssa had her eyes set on Frank the moment she saw him walk in to the course's first retreat. He offered his jacket for her to sit on while they played monopoly on the floor...

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Charlie and Emily

Charlie (BCom 2016) and Emily

Emily and I first met during lunch period at the Spark leaders' orientation session. We chatted casually over tea and coffee from Great Dane on that summer afternoon and munched on savory wraps while waiting for the second part of our training. We felt a connection as we shared our past experiences with orientation, leadership, and aspirations for the years to come...

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Gary (BCom 1971) and Linda

I saw Linda Shine at Hillel House on UBC campus. Her pony tail fell over her leather frilled jacket and her face was full of laughter. I left the stress filled law school study hall for Brock Hall where I ensconced myself in a desk strategically placed to be able to walk by Linda on my way to the coffee machine. I needed to build my courage to say the right words to this blue eyed beauty....

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Magee (BCom 2009) and Friends

There's no bonding experience quite like the NAIOP Pacific Northwest Real Estate Challenge! Eight years ago, 11 relative strangers - all undergraduate Sauder students - were placed on a team to compete in this real estate development challenge in Seattle. We may have lost the competition (we were robbed!), but we became a pretty tight knit group in the process...

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 Kevin and Kaitlyne

Kevin (BCom 2010) and Kaitlyne

Who would have thought that the quiet girl who sat next to me on the first morning of Frosh, in a classroom in Angus, would end up being my fiancée? The story of the introverted, private and studious girl, getting together with this partying/gambling social butterfly doesn't start at Frosh though; nor does it even start during undergrad...

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Peggy (BCom 1985) and Gordon

Dr. Dawson was an English 100 professor in January of 1980. He had no idea what he'd put in motion when he subtly hinted that I might not be up to the calibre of his z-section ENGL 100 students and shouldn't bother to meet my random match for the ENGL 100 debate. I made sure I was on time and actively participated...

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 Cheryl and Alex

Cheryl (BCom 2012) and Alex

It all started at FROSH. I was from Ontario and UBC wanted to make an example out of me to encourage others from out-of-province. So they hired a film crew to follow me around for the first week. When I arrived at FROSH, Alex didn't know what to think of me, I was loud, full of energy, and the film crew made me seem more important than I really was...

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Jeffrey (BCom 1976) and Ruth

Ruth Barchard (BEd Secondary -'75) was too cute in a short pleated airline hostess skirt to pass by - we both worked for an airline while at university and studied together at Sedgewick Library.  We liked to eat at the China Kitchen at the old Village...

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Phil & Mary 

Phil (BCom 2003) and Mary

World Travelers: Mary and Phil first met in Henry Angus in 2nd year financial accounting class. Who knew that since then they would travel to over 30 countries together spread across 6 continents?...

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Danielle Der

Danielle (BCom 2011)

February 14, 2007 in the old Henry Angus building outside my OB classroom - that's where I met my best friend of many years; my husband. After a clumsy introduction followed by 4 years of platonic study sessions in David Lam, lunch dates at 99 Chairs, and many many P.O.I.T.S nights (to name a few of our old pass times), we started dating in our last semester...

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Ali (BCom 2014) and Calvin (BCom 2012)

Ali and Calvin's love story started when Ali was in her first year at Sauder. Calvin was in his third year and was a teaching assistant for Comm 202. As fate would have it, Ali was lucky enough to have Calvin as her TA. However it wasn't until the following year when they both happened to be in Toronto at the same time, that they decided to meet up and both felt a spark...

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 Dayah and Johal

Dayah (BCom 2016) and Yahel

Bubbling with excitement for my first day of classes at UBC, I ended up sitting beside the friendly, curly haired Yahel in Comm 101. I snapped a selfie with him and we became Facebook friends, not knowing that we would soon become the best of friends...

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Amy (BCom 2016) and Hazel

The first time I met Hazel was during the start of first year. It was great talking to her, she was funny and easy to talk to. We didn't exchange contact numbers, I assumed that I would probably see her again soon.  It turns out that the next time I saw her, it was during business week of second year, approximately a year later...

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Nureen (BCom 2013) and Aman

It all started when Aman leaned over and asked Nureen for a pen in Math 184. Everyday he came in and scouted the class to sit beside her. He did what any 18 year-old boy does to get the attention of a girl, he teased her. He loved writing on her beautiful colour coordinated notes and tried to get a rise out of her each math class...

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Graham (BCom 1986) and Angela

It all began when I was 2nd year commerce (Sauder) and Angela was 1st year and we first met at a UBC Christmas party. We first met by chance on the dance floor where Angela was dressed as one of Santa's helpers, then we happened to slide into each other on a bed where she had stored her shoes underneath . . . not quite what it sounds.

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Alison (BCom 2001) and Graeme

Graeme and I met in third year while we were at the Western Business Games in Winnipeg. It was the first time UBC had fielded a team to WBG, so we had no idea we were in for things like being pelted with lettuce while walking into the first event!

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Rick (BCom 1985) and Mary

Rick and Mary met in the early years of their university career‎, and shared the same friend circle. During their time in business school (it wasn't called Sauder back then yet), they dated other people and didn't really consider being more than just friends to each other...

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