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Secondary School Counsellors Conference Thursday & Friday, October 15-16, 2009.

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1 Secondary School Counsellors Conference Thursday & Friday, October 15-16, 2009

2 Overview of Presentation –Varsity Athletics –Vikes Recreation –Student Employment –Facilities

3 Student Affairs

4 Vikes Athletics and Recreation

5 Vikes Athletics (Varsity) 16 Teams in 8 different sports B asketball, 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 One of the most successful university athletic programs in Canada

6 Tradition of Champions 45 CIS National Champions 19 Canadian Univ. Championships 247 Championship Medals 156 Olympians 60 Medals won at Olympics

7 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

8 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)

9 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

10 Common Questions How can I play for the Vikes? Are there scholarships available? Where can I find out more information? What opportunities are available for me to be involved with Vikes outside of playing?

11 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

12 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

13 Vikes Recreation contd 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

14 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 Vikes Recreation contd

15 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

16 Vikes Recreation contd 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:

17 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 Vikes Recreation contd

18 Common Questions? How do I sign up for classes, programs and intramurals? What do I get for free and what do I have to pay for? Are there any jobs available?

19 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

20 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

21 Facilities contd 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

22 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

23 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 New Facility Project


25 Thank you Any questions?

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