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

VIU's Research Week Showcases Student and Faculty Scholarly Activities

April 5, 2018

Members of the public invited to attend research events Research projects big and small are changing the world as we know it, either by expanding knowledge into unknown realms, offering creative solutions for regional issues or building on existing theories. Vancouver Island University (VIU) faculty and students are showcasing their projects during the University’s First Annual Research Week,... Read more

Scientist Uses Television Signals to Send Internet Data to Remote Locations

March 16, 2018

VIU partnering with Pixelstream Communications to field test technology What if you could turn the world’s television infrastructure into a system that can broadcast data that people access on the Internet? It could help people in remote communities gain access to information they might not otherwise be able to obtain, says Frank LoPinto, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Physics instructor... Read more

Lunch and Learn Series Allows Researchers to Share Insights With Community

February 5, 2018

VIU’s Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office presentations explore diverse topics Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Bring Your Lunch and Learn series delves into diverse research topics this semester, including Canadian art, the video game industry and the total solar eclipse of 2017. Lunch and Learn sessions run on Tuesdays at VIU’s Nanaimo Campus from noon to 1 pm in Building... Read more

VIU Offers Brown Bag Education Opportunities

October 10, 2017

Lunch & Learn Series aims to highlight research, scholarly and creative activity at Vancouver Island University Crises happen, usually when we least expect it. People don’t want to think about a catastrophic event, however being prepared is the best defence when an emergency arises, says Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, a VIU recreation and tourism instructor. One of the best ways to arm yourself is... Read more

VIU Alumnus Tracking Migration Habits of Canada Geese

September 26, 2017

Public participation is crucial for the success of the VIU Canada Goose Project While some Canada geese in the Nanaimo area are frequent flyers others are homebodies. Stew Pearce, a VIU alumnus, has been monitoring the migration habits of Canada geese through the VIU Canada Goose Project, which he started as part of his undergraduate research. He is now working under contract with the City of... Read more

VIU Professor Receives $115,000 Discovery Grant

September 15, 2017

Dr. Dan Baker, a VIU Fish Physiologist, is researching how increasing temperatures in North American rivers are affecting sturgeon and salmonids Just one day of intense hot weather could raise water temperatures enough to devastate an entire population of white sturgeon and salmonid eggs and larvae, says Dr. Dan Baker, a VIU Fish Physiologist. But how hot is too hot? That is a question Baker is... Read more

Visiting Researcher at VIU Explores the Role of the Expert Witness in First Nations Communities

August 18, 2017

Dr. Daniel Boxberger, a Professor of Anthropology from Western Washington University, is VIU’s second Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies The Island is not only familiar ground for Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) second Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. It is right in the middle of the... Read more

Legacies of BC's Colonial Past Examined During Conference at VIU

April 28, 2017

The BC Studies 2017 conference takes place May 4-6 at VIU’s Nanaimo Campus and features research on the theme of (Un)Settling British Columbia British Columbia’s colonial past and the legacies of colonialism is the timely topic of this year’s BC Studies Conference hosted at Vancouver Island University (VIU) May 4-6. BC Studies is both an academic journal and the name of a biannual, multi-... Read more

VIU Create Conference Shines Light on Student Research

April 21, 2017

VIU undergraduate and graduate researchers representing a wide range of disciplines presented their work at this year’s CREATE Conference  As the dust settles on what was for Vancouver Island University (VIU) the largest student-research showcase to date, organizers of the 5th annual CREATE Conference are able to reflect on the event that had more than 250 students presenting their work to the... Read more