Thousands of VIU students are readying themselves for another semester of online courses, a restricted campus, and necessary isolation from their friends and classmates. People reflecting to me on their post-secondary school experience often remark on the sense of community it brought them; how part of their identity was forged before turning fully to a … Continued

BC Suspends Team Sports

Sports are off the table in BC, indefinitely. The province has put a hold on all adult (19+) indoor and outdoor team sports due to climbing COVID-19 cases, Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday, December 2. All other indoor group physical activity has also been suspended. The decision came in step with VIU’s extension … Continued

The fall sports season is upon us

Mariners athletes across various disciplines have been hard at work preparing for what will undoubtedly be another year filled with accolades, improbable comebacks, and unbelievable moments. Our clubs and organizations are suited up and ready to bring high-level sports to our campus for the 2017/2018 semesters. The puck has dropped on the inaugural season for … Continued

Mariner life

What does it mean to be a Mariner? Beyond simply donning a jersey on game night, making the buzzer-beater shot to win the game, or cheering from the stands, what are the values and cultural tones being transmitted by the program? Ask the players, coaches, and fans, and they’ll tell you it’s the prioritizing of … Continued

Exercisers connect with new fitness app

Above: Photo courtesy of Urs Camenisch By Sports Editor Cole Schisler 5F is a free sports networking app that allows users to find friends who want to stay active in a variety of ways. Users can create an account displaying which activities they are interested in and what their level of expertise in a given … Continued

Mariner Highlights

Wednesday, September 9 // Nanaimo VIU – 0, Quest – 1 The 24th minute gained Quest the winning goal shot from 25 yards out. VIU did well the second half of the game but did not manage to tie the game. “We came out a bit nervous and it took us a bit to get settled and … Continued

Vees down Clippers in Overtime

The Penticton Vees picked up their first win of the BCHL Championship. As the visiting Vees picked up a 2-1 overtime victory over the host Clippers. Tyson Jost scored the winner for Penticton just 57 seconds into overtime. Despite the loss in game three, the Clippers still hold a 2-1 lead in the series. The … Continued

Clippers prepare for League Championship

For the first time since 2008 the Nanaimo Clippers will compete for the Fred Page Cup and the right to be called BCHL champions. The only thing standing in the Clippers’ way are the regular season’s champions, the Penticton Vees. The Clippers advanced to the finals with a 2-0 victory in Nanaimo on Thursday, April … Continued

Mariners’ badminton player named Canada’s best

Badminton might not be one of the most popular spectator sports in North America; to most it’s considered more of a recreational game—something played in the summer at family barbeques. But to VIU’s Graydon Robb, badminton is more than just a casual game. Robb just finished an extremely successful season as a member of the … Continued

Recapping the year that was: The VIU Mariners

The calendar has turned to April. Classes are slowly coming to an end, and exams are just around the corner. But the beginning of school’s final month also marks the end to another year of varsity athletics for the VIU Mariners. It was another successful year for the Mariners, as every Mariner team picked up … Continued

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