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


Post-secondary Partnership Showcases Research

July 27, 2016

A new partnership between Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Royal Roads University (RRU) will increase public access to student and faculty research. Library staff at the two universities will collaborate on a three-year pilot initiative to share an online institutional research repository. RRU University Librarian Rosie Croft says the similar applied research mandate of both institutions... Read more


3,000 Shellfish Tagged as VIU and UVic Students Launch Microplastics Study

July 15, 2016

VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station is ground zero for a research project designed to monitor shellfish for microplastic contamination  With the help of five Vancouver Island University (VIU) student researchers, Garth Covernton, a University of Victoria (UVic) master’s student, and his team waded into the ocean at three different spots along Vancouver Island’s coastline to collect more than 2,... Read more


Where is Here? Symposium to Wrap-up VIU Cultural Mapping Project

July 12, 2016

Public invited to celebrate with VIU community and keynote speakers, July 20-22   When Vancouver Island University (VIU) student researchers and faculty first launched a community mapping project called ‘Where is Here?’ in February 2016, they recognized they were heading into uncharted territory. What started as an idea about digitally mapping cultural stories, led to nine VIU students and three... Read more


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