The Butterdome was packed Friday with 4,979 University of Alberta participants sporting green and gold who came together to take back the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game.
For the third year in a row, the game, which lasted almost an hour, was won by the gold team. Spectators included President Indira Samarasekera, Provost Carl Amrhein, and Liberal leader Bob Rae. Leading up to the game, both teams were chanting “U of A” and mascots Guba and Patches were seen crowd-surfing.
This record puts the U of A above the record set in September by the University of California, Irvine, who held a game in September with 4,000 participants.
More to come…
Germany ended Brazil’s dream of winning the World Cup in front of 200 million fans in emphatic fashion with a 7-1 drubbing of the host nation. But how could a team that has made it to the World Cup Final Four by defeating some of the world’s best capitulate in such an unbelievable manner? Here are some reasons that contributed to the perfect storm that was the most shocking result in footballing history.
Vice-President (Advancement) O’Neil Outar will be leaving the University of Alberta, effective August 31, 2014. Outar has accepted a position as senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.