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Experts on wildfire prep and water conservation 🔥

In this issue of VIU news & experts:  Surviving wildfire season Getting children outdoors and learning on the land Why talking about sex with your kids is...

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New remote sensing technologies used to measure water from the province’s snowpack and glaciers

Hakai Cryosphere Node researchers are using LiDAR technology to measure snowpacks on a grander scale than was possible before. Researchers at the Hakai...

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New research centre focuses on quality of life improvements for people affected by trauma and mental health issues

The Centre for Trauma and Mental Health Research aims to address impacts of trauma, brain injury and mental health challenges. Improving quality of life for...

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Going beyond the bar: VIU students research Nanaimo’s culinary past

New exhibit tackling Nanaimo’s food histories now open at the Nanaimo Museum.­­ Beyond its famous, eponymous bar, Nanaimo’s culinary history is not widely...

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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.