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James Cook, left, a volunteer for the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank and Sean Weins, Garden Café Chef, share stories in the Snaw-Naw-As Health Centre’s Garden of Spiritual Healing.

Garden Café Feeding Conversations about Healthy Eating Habits

November 25, 2019

VIU project at Snaw-Naw-As Health Centre helps increase food knowledge, cooking skills and promotes conversations about healthy food choices.Engaging people in conversations about how to make simple, healthy meals at home is at the heart of the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Garden Café project running at the Snaw-Naw-As Health Centre this fall.The café currently features Chef Sean Wiens, who... Read more


VIU’S MABRRI Researches the Importance of the French Creek Estuary Area

December 5, 2018

As communities continue to expand on Vancouver Island, creating a balance between development and natural spaces is even more crucial to ensure the protection of the environment and wildlife.  The Friends of French Creek Conservation Society (FFCCS) sought out the expertise of VIU’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) to help support their efforts to... Read more


VIU Student Researchers and Faculty Organize Annual BioBlitz Event

April 13, 2018

Community volunteers sought to survey flora and fauna  Community members have the opportunity to contribute to biodiversity research during the third annual Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR) BioBlitz. The event is organized and run by student researchers from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) and student and faculty... Read more


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