Mind Games

For many Canadians, the Stanley Cup is the silver chalice closest to their hearts. However, this particular resident of the Great White North possesses another grail that—in his eyes—rivals Lord…

Vikes shine at athletics banquet

The Victoria Conference Centre played host to the Vikes Athletics Awards Banquet on April 1, held each year to honour the achievements of hundreds of UVic’s varsity athletes. The gala…

The changing face of Canadian basketball

It’s early November, and I’m watching Lakers highlights featuring hometown hero Steve Nash and his SportsCentre Top 10-worthy side-parted hair. But something’s not quite right: Nash languishes on the sidelines,…

Flipping stereotypes and catching camaraderie

With dim lights and faded blue walls, scuffed from years of use, the McKinnon apparatus gym is not designed to inspire a crowd. Just don’t tell that to the cheerleaders.…

A season of balls…and oars, and more

It’s another semester in the books for the Vikes athletic teams, a season that featured plenty of achievements from UVic’s many athletes. Track Major accomplishments were scored on the track…

Puppets and poets join forces with master

Victoria’s fourth annual Spoken Word Festival gathered the fun March 4–9. The six days of poetic festivities brought hundreds of poets from across North America and Victorians together for a…

Vikes repeat as Canadian rugby sevens champions

The UVic Vikes remain champions of the Canadian rugby sevens world, defeating the rival UBC Thunderbirds in the final, to claim the 2014 title. The Vikes double up their 2013…

Vikes overpowered by top-seeded Ottawa at CIS Final Eight

Fresh off an impressive showing in the Canada West playoffs, the Vikes headed to Ottawa last weekend looking to end UVic’s men’s basketball title drought. The school’s last national championship…

Vikes track nationals bound

The Vikes track team dominated the middle distances and relays at the Canada West track championships on Feb. 20–22 in Edmonton. After a brisk two-week stay at home, UVic returns…

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