UBC Engineering Class of 1970
On Sep 16 2020, the UBC Engineering Class of 1970 held its 50th-year reunion. In compliance with COVID-19 protocols, it was a day-long program hosted on Zoom.
On the afternoon agenda was remembering Walter Gage. On May 28, 1969, Dean Gage was officially appointed UBC’s 6th president. It was a privilege to be on campus and witness the beginning of his role as President. The Eng class of 1970 would return to campus in the Fall to begin the final year on route to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
The story behind the Age of Walter Gage book was told to the class. Below is a YouTube video that Gary Wong produced and Butch Braidwood narrated.
Following the presentation, personal memories of Walter Gage were shared by meeting attendees.
While several Eng Class of 70 classmates have bought the Age of Walter Gage book, Bill Chyplyk let others know they can purchase via Amazon.ca or at the UBC and UBCO campus bookstores.
Very Old Red meets New Red
In the evening of the day-long reunion was a special meeting where 1970 grads met current EUS students. Comparing campus life 50 years ago and today was the prime focus. Reminiscing included informing students of Walter Gage and the special bond he had with the Engineering Undergraduate Society.
UBC Engineering Class of 1958
A week later the UBC Engineering Class of 1958 held their annual reunion. Their story of staying together and meeting annually is amazing and infectious. It was highlighted in a recent Applied Science Alumni newsletter.
The Age of Walter Gage book was also a topic of discussion. Gary and Bill were pleased to share additional information including where stories submitted by 1958 class members and others could be read online.