Research

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... 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)... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more