Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

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 »

Searching for a taste of home

A list of Victoria restaurants that don’t just serve burgers and fries If you are a person of colour who has recently moved to Victoria, you will quickly realize that you are in the minority. Perhaps you arrived recently from an Asian, African, or Central/South American country; grew up in a major city like Los… Read more »

Air quality concerns cancel Men’s Soccer openers in Prince George

Cancellation follows new Canada West policy prohibiting games played in unsafe smoke conditions As wildfire smoke continues to blanket the skies of the Pacific Northwest, the UVic Men’s Soccer team have postponed their first two regular season matches against the UNBC Timberwolves in Prince George due to concerns with air quality. The Vikes and Timberwolves… Read more »

The benefits of horsing around

It’s a cold, brisk Friday morning at Echo Riding Stables in the outskirts of Victoria, British Columbia. Several horses are in the grass surrounding the stables, wrapped in blankets, waiting for their riders to show up for the day. The air smells of damp moss and farmlands and a rooster crows loudly in the background…. Read more »

From deep dives to home-run highs

Our interview with UVic alumnus and Vancouver Canadians GM JC Fraser For JC Fraser, an ex-Scuba diving instructor and UVic French History major, his journey into the sports business industry is a story that would likely would come out of a Hollywood filmmaker’s script. From applying to be a Vancouver Canadians summer intern because “it… Read more »

Barrett leads Canada over China at basketball showcase in Victoria

Professional hoops returned for the second time this calendar year to Greater Victoria, as the Canadian men’s national team took on team China as part of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on June 24. Since the NBA’s Toronto Raptors held an open scrimmage on the UVic campus in September, Victoria’s basketball… Read more »