Research

VIU Library Takes Role in Preserving Regional History

May 23, 2018

Newspaper archives to be digitized at VIU Who are we without our stories? It is in sharing our stories – our history – that we build our connection to community. Ben Hyman, University Librarian at Vancouver Island University (VIU), hopes to strengthen residents’ connections to... Read more


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.... Read more


VIU's Canada Research Chair Focused on "Future Proofing" Shellfish

May 9, 2018

Dr. Timothy Green will be CRC Research Chair in Shellfish Health and Genomics Climate change is one of the biggest threats to shellfish populations and sustainable shellfish farming in Canada and worldwide. In British Columbia, ocean acidification caused by climate change is... 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... Read more


VIU Press Launches First Book

March 16, 2018

Adjunct Professor Michael A. von Hausen pens Small is Big, a guide to revitalizing small- and mid-size downtowns Vancouver Island University (VIU) Press celebrated an important milestone this week with the launch of its first book. This special honour goes to Small is Big: Making... 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... 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... Read more


Plastic Ocean

January 8, 2018

By Rachel Stern Scientists don't fully understand the impacts of microplastics on ecosystems, and VIU faculty and students are on the cutting edge of research on the issue.   A rising tide of plastics are floating in the world’s waterways and amongst the debris is a hidden... Read more


Introducing the Mass Specmobile

January 8, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   Is there something strange in your neighbourhood’s air or water? VIU’s Applied Environmental Research Labs is developing new technologies that could revolutionize how we figure out what’s going on in our environment.   Thanks to a $1-million... Read more


International Biosphere Research Journal Launched by VIU

January 8, 2018

Biosphere reserves are the subject of research around the world, yet the field of study didn’t have an academic journal dedicated specifically to biosphere research. That is, not until recently, when VIU faculty and staff stepped up and created an online academic journal — the... Read more