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The Re-VIU: Top 20 stories of 2023

December 21, 2023

From climate anxiety to cheese rolling, psychedelic research and a big moment for mushrooms, these were VIU’s top stories of 2023. #1: Say cheese Our most unusual mention comes courtesy of VIU Theatre student Delaney Irving, who won a unique global contest – in a very unique way. Irving made headlines globally when she won the women’s competition in the 2023 Coopers Hill cheese-rolling... Read more

VIU gets in the zone for the CCAA National Women's Basketball Championship

VIU Gets In The Zone For The CCAA National Women's Basketball Championship

March 11, 2020

VIU Mariners women’s basketball team has home court advantage heading into CCAA National Women’s Basketball Championship. The top women’s university and college basketball players from across the country will be giving it their all in high-paced action at the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Basketball Championship hosted at Vancouver Island University (VIU)... Read more

VIU Mariners Secure Deal With Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group

VIU Mariners Secure Deal With Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group

October 11, 2019

VIU Mariners, Kahunaverse Sports and Adidas announce partnership on the eve of the PACWEST court sport season openers. Vancouver Island University (VIU) Athletics and Recreation is proud to announce a new partnership with Kahunaverse Sports Group (KSG) and Adidas. Kahunaverse Sports now becomes the official uniform, sports apparel, and T-shirt provider for the VIU Mariners of the PACWEST... Read more

VIU's Kaitlyn Lafontaine Receives Prestigious Aboriginal Youth Sports Award

January 26, 2018

Mariners student-athlete recognized for her skill, dedication and commitment to basketball and community contributions Kaitlyn Lafontaine is a dedicated athlete, a mentor and a Vancouver Island University (VIU) student who dreams of using her education to make a positive impact on Indigenous people in Canada. Lafontaine, a member of the Métis Nation, recently received the 2017 Premier’s Awards... Read more