Posts Categorized: Sports | Lifestyle

Swimming sensation: Ron Jacks

With his white, puffy hair, one would never peg Ron Jacks as a Canadian swimming legend. Although Jacks, over the past 50 years, has helped define Canadian swimming as a coach and as a swimmer, he is a modest man. Born in Winnipeg on Jan. 23, 1948, Jacks began swimming as a child. At the… Read more »

Be a better berry-picker (and stop drinking that orange juice)

The Martlet took a stroll through UVic’s own local community market, held in the Michèle Pujol room of the Student Union Building (SUB) on Oct. 24. Upon visiting various booths at the market, we learned about health, organic gardening, and ways in which high-tech ideas can help people with something as lo-tech as gathering fruit… Read more »

Inside UVic sports: Sleep science in university athletics

University athletes looking to take their game to the next level might want to consider how much sleep they are getting. When it comes to that final shot, save or return, an extra wink of sleep can make all the difference. Pat Byrne is the vice president of Fatigue Science, an international sleep management company… Read more »