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Unravelling the mystery of “mommy brain”

March 1, 2024

VIU Psychology Professor Dr. Marla Morden is using innovative eye-tracking technology to conduct her research. Dr. Marla Morden, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Psychology Professor, is researching the phenomenon commonly called “mommy brain” or “baby brain.” It is typically viewed as a time of... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

Need an expert for your story? 🗣️ In this issue of VIU news & experts:  International Women's Day experts Online harms bill commentary Helping newcomers to Canada learn English and French Disrupting cancer tumour growth Featured experts Experts for International Women's Day Dr. Whitney Wood... Read more

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VIU researcher exploring the cognitive effort behind achieving second-language fluency

February 28, 2024

Modern Languages Studies Professor Dr. Yoichi Mukai is using eye-tracking technology to explore second-language acquisition. Newcomers to Canada often face challenges in developing fluency in the nation’s official languages and attaining these language skills can have impacts on their future. Dr.... Read more

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VIU’s View Gallery presents Kashmir Lesnick-Petrovicz’s Guardians of Land, Life, Seeds and Love

February 27, 2024

An artist talk is at the gallery on Wednesday, February 28 at 1 pm.  In 2023, Queen Elizabeth Scholar and photographer Kashmir Lesnick-Petrovicz spent three months in South Africa to complete her internship in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Studies program.  As a communications intern... Read more


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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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