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Four VIU Teams Top the First CCAA National Rankings of 2022

February 10, 2022

Say it four times for the first time: the VIU Mariners are number one. According to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), the Vancouver Island University Mariners have "made history" by topping four CCAA national rankings simultaneously in women's basketball, men's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's volleyball. The four Mariners squads boast a combined regular season record... Read more

Kayla Gromme and Emma Platner

Two VIU Mariners Alumni Take on New Roles as Apprentice Coaches

November 1, 2021

The pair were selected as participants in this year's CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program. Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners alumni have returned as apprentice coaches after being selected as participants in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Female Apprentice Coach Program (FACP). Emma Platner and Kayla Gromme will be on the sidelines this year assisting... Read more

Three VIU Mariner Alumni Take on New Role as Apprentice Coaches

Three VIU Mariner Alumni Take on New Role as Apprentice Coaches

October 23, 2020

The Mariners Athletics and Recreation department is proud to announce three former female student-athletes are joining the ranks of coaches for the 2020-21 sports season. Three Vancouver Island University (VIU) graduates are back with the sports teams they have devoted so much of their time to over the past five years as apprentice coaches.   Andrea Čanković, Emma Platner and Nicole Foglietta... 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 Soccer Teams Heading to Nationals

VIU Mariners Soccer Teams Heading to Nationals

October 30, 2019

VIU Mariners men’s and women’s soccer teams looking to bring home some hardware at the CCAA Nationals. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) men’s and women’s soccer teams will go for gold at Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championships. Stephanie White, VIU Director, High Performance Sport, Recreation and Physical Literacy says very few programs send both their men’s... 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

EleV Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth

VIU Spotlight News in Brief

September 17, 2019

News happenings from the 2018-19 academic year at Vancouver Island University. EleV Learning Partnership Continues to Grow An innovative learning partnership headquartered at VIU is starting to take root. It’s been two years since EleV, a collaboration between VIU and Indigenous communities that is supported by the Mastercard Foundation, launched. The program, which aims to boost the number of... Read more