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Secondary School Counsellors Conference. Thursday & Friday, October 15-16, 2009. Overview of Presentation Varsity Athletics Vikes Recreation Student Employment Facilities. Student Affairs. Vikes Athletics and Recreation. Vikes Athletics (Varsity).

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Secondary School Counsellors Conference

Thursday & Friday, October 15-16, 2009


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Overview of Presentation

  • Varsity Athletics

  • Vikes Recreation

  • Student Employment

  • Facilities




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Vikes Athletics (Varsity)

One of the most successful university athletic programs in Canada

  • 16 Teams in 8 different sports

    • Basketball, Cross Country/Track, Field Hockey, Golf, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming

  • 326 Varsity Student-Athletes from across campus (not including novice and developmental athletes)

  • 11 full-time and 20 part-time coaches

  • 64 national championship titles


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    Tradition of Champions

    • 45 CIS National Champions

    • 19 Canadian Univ. Championships

    • 247 Championship Medals

    • 156 Olympians

    • 60 Medals won at Olympics


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    Our Student-Athletes

    • 60 Vikes’ athletes received Academic All-Canadian status for 2008-09 and were recognized at the Academic All-Canadian Luncheon

    • Of the 326, 2009-10 varsity roster: - 240 are from BC; - 81 are from other provinces; and - 5 are from out of the country

    • Of the 240 from BC: - 79 are from Victoria; - 39 from Vancouver Island; - 81 from the Lower Mainland; and - 41 are from other parts of BC


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    Associated Memberships

    • CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport)

    • CWUAA (Canada West Universities Athletic Association)

      • 12 full members

      • 2 probationary

      • 3 applications

  • NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)


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    On Campus Student-Athlete Support

    • Working together to recruit, retain and graduate our students

    • Flexibility in balancing training schedules, team travel with course work and exams

    • Faculty participation at the Academic All-Canadian Luncheon

    • Student Affairs (Health Services, Residence, Counselling)

    • Athletes by Faculty 09-10

    • Business - 10

    • Education - 43

    • Engineering - 17

    • Fine Arts - 6

    • Human and Social Dev - 4

    • Humanities - 46

    • Law - 5

    • Science - 83

    • Social Sciences – 112


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    Common Questions

    • How can I play for the Vikes?

    • Are there scholarships available?

    • Where can I find out more information?

      www.govikesgo.com

    • What opportunities are available for me to be involved with Vikes outside of playing?


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    Vikes Recreation

    • Committed to providing a wide variety of programs and services to engage students and staff to live a healthy, active life through:

      • One of the largest fitness weight centres in Western Canada

      • Convenient aquafit and fitness classes

      • Various informal recreation (drop-in) opportunities

      • Play sports without getting “cut” in a competitive and social intramurals program

      • Classes including yoga, martial arts, tennis and dance

      • Student-led sports and recreation clubs

      • Great special events


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    Recreation by the Numbers

    • Over a half million facility visits annually

    • 7,000 students in Intramurals across 323 teams

    • 2,000 students across 26 Sport Clubs

    • 2,000+ across 60 Instructional courses


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    Aquatics

    • Programs for students

      • Swimming lessons

      • Leadership courses

      • First aid courses and recertification

    • Services for students

      • Length swimming throughout the day

      • Everyone Welcome swims

    • Provides pool space

      • UVic clubs and faculties

      • Community groups


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    Vikes Recreation cont’d

    • Health & Fitness

      • Examples of programs:

        • Pilates Fusion Flow

        • Yin/Yang Yoga (all levels)

        • Powerflow Yoga (all levels)

        • Yoga Core

        • Bootcamp

      • Spin and group fitness classes

      • Personal training services

    • Outdoor Recreation

      • Rent outdoor equipment

      • Outdoor trip planning


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    Vikes Recreation cont’d

    Intramurals  

    • 19 different activities offering 43 leagues from recreational to competitive

    • Tournaments including Dodge ball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball and Sand Volleyball

    • Participation ladders in Squash, Racquetball, Tennis, Table Tennis and Badminton

    • Focus on social interaction and staying active


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    Sport Clubs

    • Led by students, for students, in an active and social environment 

    • Wide range of recreational or competitive opportunities

    • Some of the current 26 sport and recreation clubs:

      • Badminton

      • Equestrian

      • Fencing

      • Ice Hockey

  • For information: http://vikesrec.uvic.ca/programs/sportclubs.php


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    Vikes Recreation cont’d

    • Informal Recreation

    • Drop-in Activities

      • Badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball in our open gyms

      • Hockey and skating in arena

      • Tennis on our indoor and outdoor courts

      • Squash on one of our eight squash courts

      • Ball hockey in the field house

    • Special Events

      • September Pool Party

      • Campus Chase

      • Curling Bonspiel

      • Dive-In Movie


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    Common Questions?

    • How do I sign up for classes, programs and intramurals?

      http://vikesrec.uvic.ca/

    • What do I get for free and what do I have to pay for?

    • Are there any jobs available?


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    Student Employment

    Student leadership opportunities(club captains, intramurals, varsity)

    Vikes Recreation

    • 300+ part-time student staff (summer camps, equipment desk attendants, field attendants, officials, intramural supervisors, etc)

    • $500,000 annually distributed in student wages

      Vikes Athletics

    • 50 students are employed through work study programs

    • $54,000 annually distributed in student wages


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    Facilities

    • McKinnon Building

      • McKinnon indoor pool (6 x 25m lengths; dive tank with 1m diving board)

      • Apparatus gym

      • 3 basketball courts

      • Dance studio

      • Weight room

    • Ian Stewart Complex

      • Outdoor pool (6 x 25m lengths) - open early May-end of September

      • 5 indoor and 7 outdoor tennis courts; 8 squash and racquetball courts; 6 table tennis tables

      • Gymnasium

      • Ice rink

      • Dance studio

      • Fitness Weight Centre


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    Facilities cont’d

    • Fields

      • 3 artificial turfs

      • Water based field hockey turf

      • High performance grass pitches (Wallace and Centennial Stadium)

    • Centennial Stadium

      • New seating

      • Soccer

      • Track and field


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    New Facility Project

    • UVic students are above-average users of recreation facilities

    • In 2007, UVic conducted a Comprehensive Facility Assessment

    • Two phased project proposed

      • Phase 1 – new Athletic and Recreation and CanAssist facility ($58.7 Million)

      • Phase 2 – renovation to existing McKinnon building and new 50 meter aquatic facility

    • Student Consultation Process


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    New Facility Project

    • Benefits

      • State of the art athletic and recreation space to meet quality and capacity challenges

      • Inclusive facility

      • Location for Students

    • Elements of New Facility

      • New Fitness and Weight Centre on 2 floors

      • Spin Studio and Yoga and Pilates Studio

      • New and improved Field house for multiple sports and activities

      • 2,000 seat spectator gym that converts multiple basketball and volleyball courts

      • Indoor walking and jogging track

      • Varsity weight and training spaces

      • Sports injury clinic

      • 60 foot climbing tower


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    Thank you

    Any questions?


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