Physical wellness

Balanced living

A healthy body is maintained by good nutrition, regular exercise, avoiding harmful habits, making informed and responsible decisions about health, and seeking medical assistance when necessary.

To remain well, physical wellness requires that you take steps to protect your physical health.

Do this by eating a well-balanced diet, getting plenty of physical activity and exercise, maintaining proper weight, getting enough sleep, avoiding risky sexual behavior, trying to limit exposure to environmental contaminants, and restricting intake of harmful substances.

Ways to stay active on campus

Vikes Recreation

Vikes Recreation is your campus starting point for fun, fitness and recreation!

FREE facility use:

As a continuing employee of the University of Victoria you have full access to the McKinnon Gym and the Ian Stewart Complex. At drop-in times you can use: 

  • the tennis/ squash/ racquetball courts
  • our indoor pool at McKinnon, and outdoor pool at ISC
  • our gymnasiums and ice rink 
 Staff-only programming:
Fun events and contest:
Did you know? As a continuing employee you get...

Vikes Nation

Are you passionate about being a Vike? Enjoy bring active and living healthy? Then look no further than Vikes Nation!

Vikes Nation's an all-inclusive community focussed on engaging the UVic campus. You can win prizes for living a healthy lifestyle and getting involved with Vikes Athletics & Recreation!

Community resources and events