The trophy emblematic of the top university men’s rugby team in Canada was named after Spence McTavish in 2017.

On the occasion of his retirement as General Manager of the UBC Men’s Rugby program in 2014, this was the UBC tribute: https://gothunderbirds.ca/news/2014/6/25/RUGM_0625141355.aspx

Spence’s BC Sports Hall of Fame induction read as follows: https://bcsportshall.com/honoured_member/spence-mctavish/

Spence was at the 2018 CUMRC in Victoria along with the 2018 CUMRC Chair Mike Holmes to present his trophy to his beloved UBC Thunderbirds.