In a heartwarming reunion that radiated the spirit of camaraderie, the UBC Chemical Engineering Class of 2018 converged once again, this time for an idyllic BBQ gathering on the sun-kissed shores of Spanish Banks Beach. Under the radiant Vancouver sun, laughter echoed and the aroma of grilled delights wafted through the air as old friends embraced, rekindling the bonds forged during their university days. The setting couldn't have been more perfect—a stretch of pristine beach, azure waters gently lapping the shore, and a backdrop of majestic mountains providing the ideal canvas for this picture-perfect day.
As the grills fired up, sizzling sausages and juicy burgers served as a delicious backdrop to conversations that flowed effortlessly, much like the memories that were being recounted. From sharing anecdotes about late-night study sessions to recalling the excitement of engineering triumphs, the class of 2018 found solace in the familiarity of each other's company. Amidst the laughter and catching up, friendly competitions kicked off, reminiscent of their spirited academic rivalries. Beach Spikeball matches transported everyone back to the carefree days when deadlines were the only thing causing stress.
As the sun began its descent, casting a warm, golden glow on the scene, the realization dawned that while times had changed and paths had diverged, the connection they had formed during those university years remained as strong as ever, still reminiscing about the good days being part of the same capstone group and sharing a pint of T-Bird Lager at the Gallery. In the end, this BBQ at Spanish Banks Beach was more than just an event—it was a reminder that the bonds of university friendships are unbreakable, and no matter how far life takes you, the memories you create together will forever be a source of joy, comfort, and inspiration.
Submitted by Jhonatan Diaz Rosero, BASc '18