Undergrads Presenting Tourism Research at National Conference

May 20, 2014

Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) Bachelor of Tourism Management students are presenting their research this week at a conference in Halifax involving leisure academics from around the world. Natalie Drope and Genevieve Huneault have been invited to attend the 14th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (CCLR) May 21-23, where they will present findings of research they conducted on a VIU... Read more


VIU Faculty Receive Prestigious National Research Grants

April 14, 2014

Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers will receive almost $500,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to create new research and technology facilities on VIU’s Nanaimo campus. Chemistry faculty Dr. Erik Krogh and Dr. Chris Gill, co-directors of VIU’s multi-million dollar Applied Environmental Research Laboratories (AERL), will receive $398,000 from the John R. Evans Fund (... Read more


VIU’s Chemistry Department Saves Water And Energy

April 3, 2014

Vancouver Island University (VIU) will realize substantial savings in water and electricity thanks to innovative thinking by faculty in the Chemistry department. The department recently faced a dilemma - how to generate purified water to meet the growing demands of teaching and research labs? “The existing distillation system was running at full capacity and not able to keep up with peak... Read more


VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station Launches ‘Buy A Bone’ Campaign To Raise A Whale

March 31, 2014

Vancouver Island University is launching an innovative ‘buy a bone’ campaign to raise a Grey Whale and inspire generations. The University needs to raise approximately $75,000 to create a world class Grey Whale skeleton exhibit at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Bowser. The Deep Bay Marine Field Station is a key research facility for VIU with a mandate for public education around... Read more


Aboriginal Perspectives Offered In VIU’s Health Care Assistant Program

March 24, 2014

Students in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Health Care Assistant (HCA) program will now benefit from the addition of Aboriginal perspectives relevant to their training, and guidance from Aboriginal Elders-in-Residence at three VIU campuses. VIU had offered an Aboriginal-focused HCA program at its Cowichan campus for that last four years, however VIU faculty recognized the importance of... Read more


VIU Invites Public To Celebration Of Research And Scholarly ‘Slam’ March 25 - 27

March 21, 2014

Graduate and undergraduate student research projects at Vancouver Island University (VIU) cover every topic imaginable including the history of the leg prosthesis, whale watching on Vancouver Island, regional climate change, and soil carbon dynamics in Douglas-fir, to name a few. Come learn about innovative and community engaged student research and scholarly activity at CREATE (Celebration of... Read more


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