Dr. Lindsay McCunn

What is environmental psychology and why is it important?

July 12, 2024

Dr. Lindsay McCunn explains Did you know our physical environments can have a big impact on our health and well-being? Environmental psychologist Dr. Lindsay McCunn, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Psychology Professor, studies how and why our environments impact individuals and what we can do... Read more

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Update to the community July 11

July 11, 2024

Dear VIU community,  Since its inception on May 1, the Palestine Solidarity Encampment (PSE) by the Students for Palestine Committee (SPC) on our Nanaimo campus has resulted in unprecedented challenges to our university community, including students, faculty, and administration as well as guests on... Read more

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Unveiling incredible Pentlatch fish trap panel exhibit at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station

July 9, 2024

A significant Pentlatch cultural Belonging unearthed by K’ómoks First Nation and archaeological collaborators is on public display for the next six months at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Deep Bay Marine Field Station.  At 550 years old, the fish trap panel is an incredible and enduring... Read more

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Update to the community July 3

July 3, 2024

Dear VIU community,  We are disappointed to inform you that on Friday afternoon, a group of approximately 25 protesters from the Palestine Solidarity Encampment occupied Building 255. Their actions disrupted an ongoing exam, blockaded several entry doors, and caused damage to flags in the... Read more

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Frances Kelsey’s battle against birth defect causing drug thalidomide profiled in new book

Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) History Professor, recently released her latest book Frances Oldham Kelsey, the FDA, and...

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Chasing the total solar eclipse

Dr. Greg Arkos, a VIU Astronomy Professor, travelled to Mazatlán, Mexico to view the total solar eclipse. The eclipse crossed North America, passing over...

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How has VIU’s Portal magazine evolved over the years?

How did Portal magazine evolve from a black-and-white photocopied and stapled chapbook to a nationally distributed literary magazine?Joy Gugeler,...

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Saving an endangered Nanaimo flower

A small flower with yellow and cream petals is on the edge of extinction in Canada and a VIU research team is fighting to save it.Bryan Lamprecht, a VIU...

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Re-creating a unique taste from ancient times

A “unique archaeological phenomenon” sparked Halle Walle’s desire to get a taste of life in ancient times – figuratively and literally.Halle is a fourth-year...

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Computer Science student develops digital dashboard for BC music festival

Attending VIU allowed Zeke Critchlow to push his limits and uncover a “deep-seated passion for programming and research.” “The VIU community has enriched...

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