Jock Waugh at the
University of British Columbia, 1930-1934
Jock Waugh attended the University of British Columbia from c 1930-1934. During these years, he played on the university football (soccer) team and taught at schools in Ocean Falls and Powell River, B.C.. Upon his graduation in 1932, he received a Bachelor of Arts. He continued post-graduate work to receive a Masters in Arts from UBC in 1934. By 1936, he was Principal of the Brooks High School in Powell River, B.C.
"John Waugh joined UBC Varsity Blue and Gold in 1930-31, a soccer team that included several important "names". Dr. O.J. Todd was the faculty advisor, honorary president and "patriarch" of the team at that time. His sons Alan Todd and Dave Todd who were part of the famous Todd family who played on UBC's teams through to the sixties, were on the early '30s teams. The goalie in '30/31 was Malcolm McGregor who later became Professor McGregor who like O.J. Todd was an expert in the classics. McGregor taught at UBC until the 1970's. The '31/32 team saw Waugh play "Outside Right" with Dave and Laurie Todd on this team. Millar McGill was one of the team's better players and as of the late '90s was still very much alive. In '33/34 Waugh again played with varsity a team that previous year reached the final for the Mainland Cup before losing to the Chinese Student's soccer team. UBC this '33/34 season was led by Waugh and McGill at fullback, Dave Todd one of UBC's best athletes, the team's captain Paul Kozoolin and the ever supportive Dr. O.J. Todd, who is still remembered at UBC through the O.J. Todd Field." - Fred Hume, UBC Sports Historian, July, 2006
Read about the UBC Soccer
Team (1931-1934) in the Ubyssey Sports Section
My Dad told me about a hunting trip he went on when he lived in Ocean Falls. He and a couple of his friends hiked up into the mountains in search of mountain goats that used to hang out on the many cliffs above the town. On this one particular trip he was able to bag a large billie goat, but told me it was one of the toughest meats he had ever eaten! - Jeff Waugh
The UBC Soccer Team played the Nanaimo Team on March 6, 1934. This placed Jock Waugh on the team opposite Daisy Waugh. Daisy Waugh was a famous football player with the Naniaimo City Team, Vancouver St. Andrews and the Westminster Royals who was electrocuted in an accident in the Nanaimo coal mine (#1) on Dec 31, 1936, at the age of 24 leaving a widow (Ethel) and 3 month old baby boy.
Who was the "Feen-a-mint Kid"?
My Dad used to tell me the story of the Feen-a-mint Kid... While my Dad was attending UBC and after a visit home to Nanaimo, his mother would send him back to university with a "care package" of her goodies (I'm sure it would have always included her shortbread!). His roommate would often help himself to these goodies when my Dad wasn't around. My Dad decided to play a trick on this roommate and put some Feen-a-mint into the few remaining goodies from one package. When my Dad returned to his room all of the goodies were gone and his roommate was in the bathroom! My Dad introduced me to the Feen-a-mint kid when we were living in Fanny Bay in about 1969. I walked in the front door and my Dad said, "I want to introduce you to someone. Remember my story of the Feen-a-mint Kid? Well, here he is!" I wish I could remember his real name. I'll always remember him as the "Feen-a-mint Kid" though. My Dad was also quite the "Joker". - Jeff Waugh