VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

New Employee Orientation to Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity (SRCA)

Are you interested in pursuing scholarship, research or creative activity (SRCA) in your new role at VIU? The purpose of the New Employee Orientation to SRCA series is to introduce you to the resources and opportunities available to faculty and students at VIU. Our goal is to ensure that we answer your questions about how to engage in SRCA and to set you up for success.

The series will kick off with a welcome by VIU’s AVP of SRCA, Dr. Nicole Vaugeois followed by an overview of the services and supports available at VIU. In follow-up sessions, new employees will have the opportunity to learn about some of the unique program opportunities ranging from funding, engaging students, international research, and a professional development program.

Register for any session on the InVIU Pro D Calendar!

Engaging Students in Your SRCA

Engaging students in research and creative activity is an important priority for VIU. Come and learn about the range of support mechanisms available at VIU to allow you to encourage and reap the benefits of student involvement in your research.

Date:  Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location:  B305 - R440 – Research Lounge

A recording will be available online.

GROW: Graduate Research Opportunities at Work

VIU employs many employees who are also engaged in graduate research and study while working. Graduate work can be isolating and stressful, especially when also working full-time, and even more so for VIU graduate scholars who may have no sense of connection to their graduate program cohort, which is probably at a different university.  The GROW Network aims to support VIU employees to be successful in their graduate pursuits by building a community of practice that shares resources, tools and strategies and that organizes professional development and training opportunities.

Join this network to meet other employees who are pursuing graduate studies and learn about the series of learning opportunities that will take place throughout the year.

Date:  September 29, 2022

Time:  3:00 – 4:30 pm

Location:  B300 - Royal Arbutus Room

Gaining an EDGE: VIU’s professional development program to develop competencies in SRCA

No matter where you are at in your SRCA journey, there is always an opportunity to learn and refine your knowledge and skills. Join this session to learn about the new EDGE program which has been created to provide employees with growth opportunities to enhance their confidence and competence when engaging in SRCA.

Date:  October 20, 2022

Time:  1:30 – 2:30 pm

Location:  B305 - R440 – Research Lounge

International Research Workshop

Are you interested in pursuing SRCA in international contexts or with international partners? This workshop is being co-hosted by SRCA and the Department of International Education as part of World VIU Days. Come and learn about the different types of international SRCA activities and be inspired by some experienced colleagues who will share their promising practices. Participants will also learn about the services and support available to them if they decide to pursue these types of activities.

Date:  October 31, 2022

Time:  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Location:  B255 - R170A and B

Register for a session on the InVIU Pro D Calendar!

What's Happening

VIU Anthropology graduate Samantha Good unearthed skull at the Drimolen Palaeocave System in 2018. Good is graduating from Vancouver Island University (VIU) with an accomplishment few anthropologists achieve in their lifetime – unearthing a two-million-year-old skull belonging to an early human ancestor.
Prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, trades, vocational, education, and training (TVET) professional development had begun to focus on integrating technology practices and open education into teaching and learning. It is safe to say that the global pandemic accelerated this process.
Since the 1970s, Vancouver Island’s glacier count has reduced from 170 to five. Dr. Bill Floyd, Research Hydrologist and Adjunct Professor of Geography at VIU worries about what gets lost as the snow melts, a concern he quantifies as data.

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