Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

(In)Accessible Academia

The unexpected extra costs of post-secondary education and how one student is changing the game University students can all agree that tuition costs a lot, and that’s to be expected. But what most students aren’t prepared for is the exorbitant cost of textbooks. According to a 2017 article in Maclean’s, when it comes to average… Read more »

Modelling and Medicine

How emerging model Colin Gallagher balances his modelling career with his dreams of going to med school The path of a modelling career is narrow, and especially for recent UVic Developmental Psychology graduate Colin Gallagher, whose careful curation of his busy schedule is the only way he remains active in the fashion industry. For many… Read more »

Attack of the franken-phones

The saga of my water-damaged phone; a cautionary tale PART I: The Cursed Swim So you dropped your iPhone in Cadboro Bay (we all know it actually fell in the toilet but we’ll let you have this one). Now what? You’ve shut it off, you’ve removed the SIM card, you’ve buried your phone in rice…. Read more »

Vikes bring the thunder

Men’s soccer team have a promising start to the season at the Thunderfest home opener Bells, whistles, chants, and cheers welcomed the Vikes back to Centennial Stadium for the first men’s soccer game of the season, kicking off right as the wind and rain stopped blowing through campus. While the cheers felt like the students… Read more »

Shouldn’t we all stand up (or kneel) for what we believe in?

Why Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign is inspiring and you would be ignorant to think otherwise With nine simple words, the world’s largest sports apparel company has taken the moral high ground on issues larger than sport, angering some investors and millions of consumers… Read more »

Accessing my abilities in Cuba

I am a student at UVic who gets around campus with the help of a guide dog. I am legally blind. With help, I was able to study for a month in Cuba this summer, where no one placed limits on me because of my disability. I participated in a field school organized by UVic… Read more »

Perfect practice makes perfect

The refined art of Shorin-ji Ryu Karate I find that the best way to describe Karate is to compare it to yoga — just with more punches and kicks. Both require a great deal of mindfulness when it comes to the position of your body and limbs, and each position has to be just right. You can’t… Read more »

UVic at the forefront of concussion research and management

How the changing landscape of concussion research has taken shape across campus Rats with tiny helmets and 3-D video games—welcome to the front lines of concussion research and management. Information and best practices on treating concussions are constantly evolving as experts study the impact of traumatic brain injuries, and some of that research is being… Read more »

A sports fan’s biggest confession

Yep, I’m saying it: the Canadian Football League is more entertaining than its American counterpart I’ve got a confession to make. Ever since my dad brought me to a sold out B.C. Place to watch our hometown Lions battle the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2007 Western Division Finals, I have been hooked on the CFL…. Read more »

The top ten things to do in Xi’an, China

Xi’an, China, the 5  000-year-old capital of 13 dynasties, has a vast array of history, art, architecture, archaeology, and culture. Its recent incarnation as a crucial part of the international and infrastructural One Belt, One Road initiative — a massive infrastructure and trade project connecting China to 70 other countries — also makes for great shopping and amazing displays of… Read more »