The University of British Columbia

Oliver Rizun

Oliver Rizun

Oliver Rizun will graduate this year with his Human Kinetics degree. Most recently he was a co-MC for the UBCO Virtual Awards Banquet. #NoBanquetNoProblem.

For his five years at UBCO, Ollie has been a fixture on the Heat’s varsity golf team. He played in 20 of a possible 21 tournaments in his career with the Heat, picking up three provincial medals.

He also earned a CCAA National Silver medal back in 2017-18. His career highlight is when he scored a hole-in-one in tournament play. In 2017, he aced the par-4 8th hole at the Okanagan Golf Club in tournament play, en route to a round of 67 (-5). He was on this season’s team that - for the first time ever - qualified for Golf Canada’s Canadian University and College Championship.

As he was working towards his HKIN degree he worked as a student assistant within Heat athletics for multiple years. He did work as a student writer, broadcaster, student staff lead, and handled some social media duties as well as creating content for Heat athletics.

For his practicum this January, he did a project where he went into local middle schools and held pep rally’s for Heat athletics.

UBCO or UBC Okanagan?

UBC Okanagan

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee

What Song has to be played on your warmup playlist?

300 violin orchestra by Jorge Quintero 

Blue or white? What is your preferred uniform colour to wear? Why?

White for sure, white polo with white pants looks saucy.

Favourite place to study?

Third floor sciences, got to get the leg workout in along with the studying.

Favourite Heat sport to watch besides your own?

Besides golf.... probably men's soccer.

Would you rather write a final exam or a 10-page paper?

Papers.