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

On Father’s Day in June 2018, Samantha Good, an undergraduate student studying anthropology at VIU, was participating in a field school that was working on an excavation in the Drimolen cave in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind. She uncovered what appeared to be a canine tooth jutting out from the loose brown sediment. Ms. Good kept digging until she found two more teeth and a partial palate, and then alerted her instructors. (Article published in the NY Times on Nov. 9th)
Dr. Georgina Martin is the only BC representative to be elected to the Tri-agency reference group, a national group responsible for providing direction on building mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous communities and researchers.
Bill Beese, VIU Forestry Professor and Forest Ecologist, shares his insights on 'forest management' as wildfires continue to rage across parts of Western Canada and the United States.

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