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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

Travis Baker in his lab

Creating the next generation of treatments for substance abuse disorders

January 23, 2023

VIU Psychology alum Dr. Travis Baker receives $2.5-million grant for research Little did Dr. Travis Baker know when he first came to Vancouver Island University more than 20 years ago that it would be the start of a successful career in researching new treatments for addiction. Now an Assistant... Read more

Dr. Kyle Duncan, a VIU Chemistry Professor,  smiles while leaning against a white railing.

VIU researcher aims to build a new tool to map molecules in tissue

January 4, 2023

Chemistry Professor Dr. Kyle Duncan receives NSERC Discovery Grant to help develop new mass spectrometry imaging technology. A Vancouver Island University (VIU) Chemistry Professor is developing mass spectrometry technology that could help discover new treatment options for cancer. Dr. Kyle Duncan... Read more

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VIU hosts BC Protected Areas Research Forum

January 3, 2023

A total of 170 delegates attended the multi-day event. Vancouver Island University (VIU), in partnership with  BC Parks and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), recently hosted the 2022 BC Protected Areas Research Forum. The event took place from December 12- 14, with 170... Read more

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From climate change to fish kills – environmental chemistry enabled by innovative research

December 1, 2022

VIU Chemistry Professor Dr. Erik Krogh receives NSERC Discovery Grant to continue groundbreaking research. Dr. Erik Krogh, a Vancouver Island University (VIU) Chemistry Professor, is expanding the frontiers of mass spectrometry to develop real-time measurements of emerging contaminants in real-... Read more