VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

VIU Research Highlights Report 2019-20

Check out  VIU's Research Highlights Report 19/20

SRCA's annual Research Highlights Report in online magazine style report that includes news articles written throughout the year by VIU Communications, research stats and more. Click on the image or link to it here.  Because research matters at VIU!

Announcing the ‘Zoom into Lunch & Learn‘ 2021 Line-Up!

The ‘Zoom into Lunch & Learn’ series provides presenters and attendees with opportunities to share, learn, and discuss their insights, research, and ideas. Held on the following Tuesdays from 12 to 12:45pm. Thanks to the following for sharing their learnings with us in 2021!

Announcing 'VIU CARES: Collaborative, Applied Research & Engagement Symposium, Thursday Feb. 18th

Join this 'Zoom Symposium' on Thursday Feb. 18th between 9am and 3pm, to learn from researchers, students and community members about their involvement in a variety of community based research projects funded through the VIU Regional Initiatives Fund. Schedule t.b.a.

Scholarly Activity Data-base Report 19/20 T.B.A.

Because of a 'data-base glitch' a number of faculty entries were missing from the annual data-base report that we published in October. We are working on round two, to be published in the New Year. We are also looking at new tools to streamline this process in the future.

What's Happening

VIU Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney received a $10,000 grant to develop Firefighter Edge, a video game that could help firefighters cope with stress and anxiety experienced on the job. Blaney and her research partner Robert Fell, a volunteer firefighter and owner of tech company HYPERSURGE, are developing a prototype firefighter resilience education video game called Firefighter Edge that can be used in resilience training worldwide. Read more.
Dr. Lindsay McCunn, a VIU Psychology Professor, and Maureen O’Connor, a VIU Bachelor of Science in Nursing Professor were curious about some of the effects of this new way of interacting with one another.
Archeologist Christine Roberts’, member of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation and graduate from VIU's Anthropology program, delves into the lives of her First Nations ancestors as a monitor of excavations during upgrades to Highway 19 along the east coast of Vancouver Island near Campbell River. The highway, constructed decades ago, runs through the heart of her nation’s traditional territory.

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