Planetary alignment

VIU News & Experts: March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023

Featured in this issue:  Planetary alignment expert What's in store for Island tourism? How honeybees are affected by climate change VIU's largest student research conference Reach out to us for experts for your stories!  Featured experts Dr. Gregory Arkos on planetary alignment Five planets –... Read more

Joseph Nowlan, Scott Britney and Dr. Spencer Russell, wear white lab coats, while looking at a Petri dish.

VIU researcher developing better tools to detect and manage bacterial infections in salmon

March 27, 2023

Dr. Spencer Russell is pursuing his research with the help of NSERC and Mitacs grants. Dr. Spencer Russell is working to understand and manage bacterial infections in salmon.  Russell, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Fisheries and Aquaculture Associate Professor, is researching Tenacibaculum.... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: March 15, 2023

March 15, 2023

Featured in this issue:  World Water Day experts Planning for more age-friendly communities Tuition waiver program for former youth in care expanded Indigenous Speakers Series Reach out to us for experts for your stories!  Featured experts World Water Day on March 22 is about accelerating change... Read more

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VIU researcher examining pelvic health histories to help address gaps and inequities in care

March 15, 2023

Dr. Whitney Wood received more than half a million dollars from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to pursue her study. Studies on women’s health tend to focus on reproduction. Vancouver Island University (VIU) researcher Dr. Whitney Wood believes this has led to gaps and inequities in care... Read more

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VIU News & Experts: March 2, 2023

March 2, 2023

Pyschedelic research, International Women's Day, sustainable development week and more. Reach out to us for experts for your stories!  Featured experts VIU experts on International Women's Day March 8 is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about... Read more

VIU Psychedelic-assisted Therapy Program Chair Shannon Dames with VIU Elder-in-Residence C-tasi:a Geraldine Manson standing outside in front of totem poles and smiling at the camera

VIU launches collaborative psychedelic research centre

March 2, 2023

The first of its kind in Canada, the centre will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives together for research, treatment and program development. A new psychedelic research centre at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives together to co-... Read more

A woman with her back to the camera sits on a swing tied to a tree in a clearing on the top of a mountain looking down at the water below on a sunny evening.

Researchers asking Cowichan region residents how they feel about tourism

February 8, 2023

Residents aged 15 and older can share their thoughts in an online survey. The number of visitors to Vancouver Island has nearly recovered to pre-pandemic levels and in some cases, communities are seeing more tourists than even before. Unfortunately, the labour market hasn’t recovered to the same... Read more

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VIU Media Highlights: February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023

VIU in the news this week 📃 The Spring Semester is ramping up at Vancouver Island University. Next week, the campus will be packed with events as part of Global Citizens Week, which features a wide variety of speakers, events and panel discussions. As always, please reach out to us if you need... Read more

An brown Vancouver Island marmot sits on a grey rock with some green bushes around it.

VIU lecture series kicks off with the story of the endangered Vancouver Island marmot

January 31, 2023

Science and Technology Community Lecture Series features seven presentations by VIU faculty. Scientists are sharing their insights on everything from the endangered Vancouver Island marmot to investigating deep-sea organisms with computational chemistry during the Vancouver Island University (VIU) ... Read more

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VIU experts appear live on CBC Nanaimo broadcast

January 27, 2023

Several shows were broadcasting from Serious Coffee on Hammond Bay Road The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation launched its permanent bureau in Nanaimo on Friday, January 27 with a special live broadcast in the Harbour City that featured several experts from Vancouver Island University. The Nanaimo... Read more