UBC Thunderbirds track and field coach Laurier Primeau. (Photo by Jeff Sargeant property of UBC athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters podcast 06.04.20 edition: UBC Thunderbirds track and field coach Laurier Primeau on the power of sport to effect positive change

Welcome to the Varsity Letters podcast for Thursday, June 4. 

Today we welcome UBC Thunderbirds head track and field coach Laurier Primeau back to the podcast to chat about the state of the sport and the loss of the spring season following his program’s dual win at the 2019 NAIA national championships.

Laurier also reflects on B.C.’s graduating Class of 2020 high school seniors, a special two-sport recruit headed to his program, and the influence of his late high school coach Dave Nichols.

But before any of that, we address the world’s pressing story, discussing last week’s killing of George Floyd and the power of sport to address our most serious issues, including racism.

As well, I introduce the podcast by speaking about the powerful video released Wednesday featuring UNBC basketball player and Prince George Secondary grad Tyrell Laing.

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