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the Podcast: The late Pat McGeer, British Columbia’s renaissance man

For the week of Sept. 4, 2022: 

A look at the life of late Pat McGeer: scientist, politician, athlete. 

A British Columbian like no other, who died at age 95 on Aug. 29.

The late Pat McGeer’s London 1948 Olympic basketball jersey (B.C. Sports Hall of Fame)

Hear clips of McGeer from 2017 and 2018, and an interview with Jason Beck of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 

“Any one of those three aspects of his life and what he achieved in them would be amazing, but collectively, he’s got to be one of the more fascinating British Columbian figures of the past 50, 60, 70, 80 years,” Beck told host Bob Mackin. “As an athlete, he was a very good athlete, I think his work as a scientist and politician has kind of overshadowed that.”  

McGeer famously led the University of B.C. Thunderbirds basketball team in a victory over the Harlem Globetrotters and starred for the UBC team that represented Canada at the London 1948 Olympics. 

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the Podcast: The late Pat McGeer, British Columbia's renaissance man