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Research @VIU: Cultural Geography Students Investigate Perceptions of Bio-Diesel

October 17, 2018

Every year, faculty and students at VIU go out into communities to participate in research that is having significant impacts on the region as well as giving students important experiential learning opportunities. Here are a few projects they engaged in this year. Project four of five.  What stops a person from adopting a change in their business operations, and what factors could convince... Read more


VIU Professor and Master’s Student Collaborate to Develop Vancouver Island's Water Budget

October 3, 2018

In resource-rich Canada, people often assume our water supply is limitless but between contamination and overuse, we have to wonder: how much water is really available? Vancouver Island University (VIU) Geography Professor Dr. Alan Gilchrist and Master of Geographic Information Systems Applications student, Tim Sivak, have partnered with the BC Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource... Read more


VIU Geography Students Research Barriers to Bio-Diesel Use

May 11, 2018

Research used to increase awareness of bio-diesel as an alternative to fossil fuels What stops a person from adopting a change in their business operations, and what factors could convince them to make that change? Students in Vancouver Island University (VIU) Professor Dr. Matthew Bowes’ upper-level Cultural Geography class are attempting to answer these questions as part of his latest... Read more


Global Citizenship at the Heart of VIU's GIS Training Program in Ukraine

March 19, 2018

Courses help Ukraine government develop sustainable economic policies NANAIMO, BC: In the spirit of global citizenship, professors from Vancouver Island University (VIU) have helped Ukraine launch a training program in Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to support sustainable economic growth. The program is the culmination of a five-year partnership between VIU, the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic... Read more


VIU Professor Awarded Prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship

February 21, 2018

Passion for teaching matched only by helping students discover their own path Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Dr. Pamela Shaw has received the prestigious 3M Fellowship, which is awarded to only 10 educators annually. It is given for exceptional teaching in a Canadian post-secondary institution. “I am so grateful to receive such an honour,” says Shaw. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard. I... Read more


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