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Expert on impact of racist team names, logos and mascots on Indigenous Peoples

July 14, 2020 - Expert advisory

Paul Whitinui (School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education) is an Indigenous Māori scholar from Aotearoa New Zealand and is available to media to discuss this week’s announcements that the Washington Redskins and the Saanich Braves, under increasing public and financial pressure, will change their nicknames.

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Vikes promote safe sport principles through new initiatives

March 9, 2020 - Ring

Vikes athletics is advancing the package of initiatives announced earlier this year that further its commitment to providing a supportive high-performance athletic environment aligned with the principles of safe sport. Safe sport principles recognize that all athletes and coaches have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination.

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New Vikes initiatives aimed at supporting high-performance athletes

January 23, 2020 - Ring

UVic is unveiling several initiatives that build on the Vikes' rich athletic tradition and its ongoing and deep commitment to providing a supportive high-performance environment for student athletes. The changes and additions aim to affirm, educate and support a culture of excellence for UVic athletics and provide improved resources for students and coaches.

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UVic Sports Hall of Fame for 2019

February 7, 2019 - News

Joining the UVic Sports Hall of Fame in 2019 are Lori Clarke, a two-time women's basketball national champion; Sara Brant Ballantyne, a member of the inaugural national championship-winning women’s field hockey team; and Michael Holmes, an outstanding contributor and champion for Vikes rugby.

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June 25, 2018 - News

UVic alumnus JC Fraser is general manager of the Vancouver Canadians, a professional minor-league baseball team affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays. Fraser is responsible for finding sponsors and filling seats at the 67-year-old stadium. Last season, the club sold 98 per cent of their tickets.

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