Avalon Wasteneys, photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Meet Avalon Wasteneys: UVic student and Olympic champion

Avalon Wasteneys was sitting in a second year UVic anthropology course when the class discussion sidetracked to the Olympic Games. The psychology major contributed to the conversation, and her peers…

Here’s what you need to know about Vikes Varsity sports this fall

Despite the size of our athletic department — unlike many other universities across the country, UVic is home to just eight varsity sports — Vikes athletes, coaches, and alumni have…

Olympic dreams put on full display at CARSA

The athletes who filed into CARSA’s gym on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 19, differed in gender, height, size, and age, but they all had one unifying trait—they dreamt about…

As 2016 fades, what’s next for Ryan Cochrane?

After winning bronze and silver medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 (respectively) in the 1500 metre freestyle, UVic’s most famous Olympic swimmer set his sights on gold in Rio,…

A reflection on Rio 2016, and why all that glitters is not gold

From the provincial housing crisis to near-weekly terror attacks, 2016 has felt like an apocalyptic year. But for the next couple of weeks, the impending doom of our world will…

Former men’s rowing head coach headed to national team

If you’re looking for an impressive coaching resumé at UVic, look no further than UVic’s former men’s rowing head coach Howard Campbell. He’s won five national championships in his 23-year…

The Lens: Russian Olympics

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Olympic games?

Brandon Johnston Second year Civil Engineering “I’m excited to see team Canada play.” Elly Thorne Fourth year Religious Studies “I hope there’s some noise about, is all; I don’t expect…

Should the Olympics impose popular values?

When discriminatory notions result in malevolent action against certain groups, they should be reassessed by those in positions of power. The new law passed by the Russian government, which incriminates…

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