Sports

Sawicki looks to put a ring on it

Though few may guess it, Jaclyn Sawicki didn’t possess the stereotypical love of all things sports that many successful athletes appear to have as a child. Rather, her first encounter…

Tips from Olympian Adam Kreek on academic goals

“Doing the thing is like the candy you earned.” – Adam Kreek, at Science North 2013 Twenty-nine feet long, six wide; four men sharing less than 100 square feet; a boat,…

Inside UVic sports: Vikes scouting and recruiting

UVic has a rich history of competitive sports teams. The eight varsity sports at UVic—basketball, swimming, soccer, rowing, rugby, field hockey, golf and cross-country/track—have shown great success throughout the years…

Imagine costs

Anyone who’s set foot on the UVic campus this term has most likely noticed the major construction project behind the McKinnon Gym. Though it may not look like much at…

Vikes track star Rachel Francois runs to her future

Rachel Francois is running from class to her track practice. Born into a family of star runners (her father, André Francois, was an Olympic sprinter and her mother, Julie, was…

Setting the bar

The Vikes golf team return from a successful tournament in Portland, Oregon and both the women’s and men’s teams are happy with their results. The women finished first, shooting a…

Reaching New Heights

Imagine a solitary person walking out onto a soft, padded, stage in front of thousands of people. The crowd is oddly silent, even tense. He turns his back on the…

The science of stretching

  Stretching has been a part of my workout routine for years. It seems like a natural, common-sense activity. I had always assumed it was playing an important role in…

UVic men’s rowing team has one mighty goal in mind

In 2010, the Vikes men’s rowing team won gold at the Canadian University Rowing Championships. Coming in second last season by a mere one point behind Brock University, they are…