Thunderbird Football Association

The TFA is an organization of dedicated people who care about UBC football. We provide a connection point through which alumni, parents, donors and friends of the program can channel their passion. Our purpose is to steward the legacy of UBC football by building a vibrant and engaged community. We help early-career alumni transition to life after football.

6th Mastermind Dinner

May 10th, 2018
6:30-9:00 PM @ Steamworks Brewery

in the T-Bird for Life Career Success Stories

Climbing to the Top: Nailing Your Next Interview

Join us May 10th, as the TFA is extremely excited to host our 6th Mastermind event as we will be joined by our guest speaker Shawn Olson, Director of Recruiting for Western Canada, London Life/Great West Life/Canada Life.


Whether it is an entry level position with a new company or a promotional opportunity from within, we all have a critical interview to prepare for in the weeks, months or years ahead.  

Discussion will Include:

  1. Preparation can make the difference between getting an offer and getting rejected. How to lay a foundation for nailing your next interview
  2. What to do before, during and after
  3. Navigating the behavioural based questions – what are they really asking?

The evening promises to have numerous practical take-a-ways along with quality interaction with like-minded T-bird Alumni.

Date: Thursday May 10th, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Steamworks Brewery – Private Wine Room, Gastown, Vancouver                        

Tickets: Tickets are $30 per person. As this is a private table that sits 30, we anticipate this event will fill up quickly. Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible to secure your seat at the table.

Food: A 3 course meal is provided. Plus appetizers.

Attire: Business casual, dress like you would for an office job.

Confirm Attendance:

Click the link above or Contact Alan Pepper, TFA board member at: or 604-837-6217.

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Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring part of this event please reach out to Digby Leigh at

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Events take two forms:

1) Mastermind Events, and
2) Social Events

The purpose of Mastermind Events is to provide topical insights and expertise that supports the success of our younger alumni as they develop in their careers and in life.  TFA Social Events take place in casual environments, such as a bar, and provide a forum for camaraderie and networking.

Events are a key platform of the T4L along with Mentorship and Career Connections.




The Thunderbird for Life Mentorship Program  provides ambitious, young members of our community with access to the experience and expertise of our more established members. Our established members represent a wide range of businesses and professions in Vancouver, across Canada, and globally.

Thunderbird for Life Connections is open to anyone in the Thunderbird community – alumni, family members, coaches, trainers, supporters – who wants to stay connected. This is the place to access the Thunderbird alumni community.




The TFA is always looking for new members, contributors, and supporters whether you’re a player, alumni, parent or friend of the program.  We’re a volunteer organisation and our impact on players, alumni, and the community is thanks to people who generously give time and money.

So whether you’re looking to join the TFA, have some ideas for the alumni, questions about what the TFA does or how you can contribute, drop us a line.


Get Involved

The TFA is focused on helping and growing the UBC football alumni community. This is only possible with the willing participation of alumni & friends of the program. If you're interesting in helping or participating (in any way), reach out to anyone at the TFA or shoot us an email