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VIU News & Experts: February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

Need an expert for your story? 🗣️ In this issue of VIU news & experts:  Expert opinion on province's new affordable housing investment. Nature-based tourism a key focus for VIU's new BC Regional Innovation Chair for Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development.  How can couples keep the spark... Read more

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VIU’s Science and Technology lecture series explores diverse research topics

February 15, 2024

The lecture series kicks off with a talk by Dr. Andrew Loudon about how scientists can harness microbes for our benefit. Explore cutting-edge research during Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Science and Technology Community Lecture Series this spring. “This year promises to be another exciting... Read more

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VIU researcher exploring tourism resilience in rural BC communities

February 14, 2024

Dr. Farhad Moghimehfar named new BC Regional Innovation Chair for Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development. A Vancouver Island University (VIU) researcher is exploring the ability of rural and remote communities to become more resilient through tourism opportunities. Dr. Farhad Moghimehfar is VIU’... Read more

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Alum of the Month: Dr. Morgan Mowatt

February 13, 2024

Dr. Morgan Mowatt is an advocate for Indigenous sovereignty in Indigenous-state relations. As a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in Indigenous governance at the University of Victoria, the VIU alum is researching the application of Indigenous authority-making processes to Indigenous-state diplomacy.... Read more

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