Jan. 12, 2011: Winter Carnival
Celebrating its 50th year, this year’s events included an updated “pageant” that reflected the original nation-wide “Campus Queen” event that used to be part of the week’s events.
The Waterbuffalo team painted their faces black, put fried chicken buckets on their heads and carried around novelty-sized joints, drawing national media attention.
An attempt was made to integrate under-age events for those not of drinking age.
UBC student Janiel Jolley protested the Campus Queen pageant. Afterwards universities stopped sending females to compete.