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Students UBC homeless guy "ChairBo"

Discussion in 'Employment and Students' started by onthefly, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. onthefly

    onthefly Guest

    The homeless guy that sits in a chair by the vending machines at the SUB, what's his story? He's always there reading the newspaper Over the years i'm sure someone has talked to him
  2. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Dunno, but saw this on likealittle. Pretty hilarious.
  3. Keith Shum

    Keith Shum New Member

    Hes been there for over a decade. I've talked to people who have graduated when I first started Uni and he was there when they entered school, now I'm graduating....hes still there.
  4. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    EDIT: Nope, different guy! Disregard post.
    Same guy?? The 53-year-old homeless man had been living in the Endowment Lands for about 10 years, supporting himself by collecting bottles and accepting the good graces of a few friends and clergymen. Police said Lang often told friends and acquaintances that his wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver in North Vancouver about 10 years ago.

  5. Timbo

    Timbo Guest

    Why don't you talk to him? Maybe he has a voice.
  6. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    He looks pretty pissed off sometimes so I can see why people keep their distance. I always wonder what would happen if someone accidentally sat in his chair, do you think he would go apeshit?
  7. he was there when my brother attended. and i'm about to graduate so overall its been 8 years at least that he's sat in that chair everyday till around 8-9pm and disappears. he never harasses anyone and he actually seems nice.
  8. Nerdy Gal

    Nerdy Gal Guest

    haha i've seen this guy around too! He's usually drinking a coffee and reading old newspaper lol.

    Wonder what neighbourhood (removed sneaky spam) will recommend him if he did the survey since they suggest areas that are based on ur lifestyle. Would be funny if the results came back as Yaletown haha.

    if anyone sees him, ask him to do it!
  9. ubc-memes

    ubc-memes Guest


    SUB SANTA Guest

    My friends call him the SUB Santa, one of them went to talk to him and said he was actually very nice!
  11. Spencer

    Spencer Guest

    RIP Chairbo
  12. ripchairbo

    ripchairbo Guest

    "According to an AMS security employee, the man who always sat by the SUB entrance was found dead @ UBC Village Monday or Tuesday night. - Ubyssey."
  13. Sad News

    Sad News Guest

    There was news today that this man was found dead at the Village. It's really sad news, he was always nice to everyone and I got used to seeing him every day.
  14. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    :'( RIP Trevor Wimble.


    Ubyssey website is currently down, but here's the article: http://ubyssey.ca/news/man-found-dead-at-university-village662/
  15. ET@UBC

    ET@UBC Guest

  16. RIP Chairbo

    RIP Chairbo Guest

  17. riptrevor

    riptrevor Guest

    rest in peace my friend, i'm sorry i never said hello

  18. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Let's turn this into a photo memorial thread? Maybe those who talked to him can share some background information (unless you think he would prefer it to be a private).

    A photo of Mr. Wimble from the Ubyssey files, taken March 24, 2006.

    High resolution version - http://i.imgur.com/lbpQm.jpg
  19. anony

    anony Guest

    He's been there 15 years :(... My friend had an idea that we should all raise funds for a statue to commemorate his sitting.
    cheeseshredder likes this.
  20. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Great idea, seconded! This pose would be great for a statute:


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