VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

At VIU, research and teaching are complementary activities as both contribute to the ultimate goal of the institution – high quality learning experiences.

The purpose of Vancouver Island University is to be a leader in providing high quality learning and support the well-being of the people of Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia by promoting a high quality of life for their communities through commitment to student success, community engagement and associated scholarship.

Every day, faculty and students at Vancouver Island University undertake boundary spanning research and creative activity. Together, and with community partners, they ask thought provoking questions and challenge conventional ideas. They investigate, innovate and create new knowledge and works that go on to change individual learning journeys, disciplinary knowledge, and community/industry practices. They experiment with new models and techniques forging new ground and innovative practices. And regardless of their program or disciplinary background, they constantly strive to pursue new knowledge, find solutions to complex problems, and enhance the world we all inhabit.

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SRCA’s Monthly E-news – a celebration of scholarship, research and creative activity among Students, Faculty and Staff at VIU. Includes a variety of news, events, resources, funding and knowledge sharing opportunities and more!

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Assessing Creative Tourism in Rural BC and Yukon

Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are heading north to analyze a relatively new economic driver  ̶̶  creative tourism and its impact...

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Overcoming Barriers to Active Transportation With E-Bikes

A VIU student research project aims to help cities formulate cycling plans that include electric bicycles.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) Masters of...

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Students Conduct Research for Local Non-Profits

Students in the Community-Based Applied Interdisciplinary Research course delve into issues facing local community groups. ­­ A unique interdisciplinary...

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VIU Research Will Study Rising Stresses on Fragile Mountain Ecosystems

VIU researchers launch far-reaching study on Mount Arrowsmith in collaboration with The Canadian Mountain Network.  A team of Vancouver Island University...

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VIU professor Dr. Leigh Blaney is helping volunteer firefighters cope with the physical and mental effects they may experience when they are involved in a traumatic incident.
VIU video memorial that honours Nanaimo soldiers’ contributions to the First and Second World Wars to be displayed across the city.
Five VIU’s nurses of tomorrow address community health-care issues on a unique Nanaimo radio show to provide reliable health information to the community.
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