UBC students attempt to break world record

On Sept. more than 6,000 faculty, students, and staff celebrated the start of the new school year at the Imagine UBC Pep Rally in the Doug Mitchell Winter Sports Arena. To pounding music, flashing lights and waving towels, the Class of 2015 was welcomed, celebrated and challenged to use their imagination and creativity during their time at UBC. 

Collectively the audience attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most simultaneous high-fives.  Currently held by the University of Guelph at 1,790, once verified and confirmed UBC’s over 3,000 high fives should break the record.  

A highlight for students, the record breaking was the first of many accomplishments this incoming class with a mean average of 89.5 per cent is sure to accomplish.