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

Student Research at VIU Celebrated at 2017 Create Conference

March 21, 2017

More than 250 VIU student-researchers from all areas of study will be sharing their projects with the public March 29 at the Nanaimo campus From a study of parasites that make their homes in Western Purple Martin nests to looking at trends in space tourism and a presentation on microplastics as a global pollutant – more than 250 Vancouver Island University (VIU) students will share their research... Read more

VIU Partners with Parksville on Parks Survey and Community Park Master Plan

March 2, 2017

VIU and the City of Parksville are working together to come up with plans for parks and trails that look 20 years into the future If you live in Parksville don’t be surprised to see a wide range of Vancouver Island University (VIU) Master of Community Planning (MCP) students from various VIU disciplines interviewing citizens, conducting research, and mapping the extensive network of 54 parks that... Read more

VIU's Canada Goose Research Shows Some Birds Going South

December 14, 2016

After banding 200 Canada Geese, VIU student researcher Stew Pearce is starting to get a picture of where they are going, and what they are doing Have wings will travel. That’s the underlying message Vancouver Island University (VIU) student researcher Stew Pearce is seeing in his data after spending more than four months monitoring the 200 Canada Geese he and his team of volunteers collared this... Read more

VIU Launches International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

November 22, 2016

First-of-its-kind journal provides a place for academics and citizen-scientists from around the world to publish biosphere research The idea for a new journal came to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Master of Community Planning program director Dr. Pam Shaw after she challenged one of her students to conduct a review on the state of global biosphere research. Shaw, who is also the research... Read more

VIU's Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies Examines Need to Change Justice System

October 26, 2016

VIU’s Reconciliation Road series fitting welcome as Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair pursues research in restorative justice Dr. Roy Janisch is on familiar ground as he strolls across Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Nanaimo campus. The University’s Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies was here in 2014 – on sabbatical from Pittsburg... Read more