VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Congratulations to the COVID Special Call Research Award Recipients!

A total of $40,782 was awarded to following for their projects:

  • Michael Lait: Tracking the Social Impacts During the Covid-19 Crisis: Quality-of-Life and Housing Surveys of the Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, and Powell River Regions
  • Dana McFarland: Creating a Selective Web Archive of Central and North Vancouver Island Community Information during COVID-19
  • Marian Riedel: Alternate Delivery in K-12 Schools: COVID-19 Experiences and Possibilities
  • Marla Morden: The Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Adults, Including the Behaviour and Birth Outcomes of Pregnant Women
  • Lauren Mayes: Provincial Corrections: Re-entry, Recidivism and Reincarceration During COVID
  • Shannon Dames: A COVID-19 Response and Recovery Effort: Working Across Sectors to Aid Healthcare Providers Suffering from Mental Illness
  • Alana Devereaux: Acute-Care RNs' Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Aggie Weighill: Leisure as a Mechanism for Coping with Stress Related to Public Health Interventions due to COVID-19.
  • Gillian Anderson: The Burden of Care: Exploring the Gendered Impact(s) of COVID-19 on Mothers’ Caring Labour

Congratulations to the Provost’s 2020 Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award Recipients!

Early Career Research Excellence Award

  • Dr. Jasmine JanesFaculty of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Lindsay McCunnFaculty of Social Sciences
  • Dr. Shannon DamesFaculty of Health and Human Services.

Graduate Research Mentor Award

  • Mary O’NeillFaculty of Education

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

  • Dr. Linda SheaFaculty of Health and Human Services

 Knowledge Mobilization Award

  • Antje Bitterberg and Cheryl CameronFaculty of Health and Human Services

 Deans’ Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award

  • Dr. Monica SothFaculty of Health and Human Services 
  • Dr. Mark Williams, Faculty of Social Sciences

Congratulations VIURAC Explore, Inquire, Collaborate, Gather and Share Grant Award Recipients! 

A total of $55,658 was awarded to the following for their projects:

  • Martin Angelstad: Exploring the Incorporation of Virtual Dissections and Digital Media in First Year Biology Lab Sessions
  • Jasmine Janes: Making Raspberry Pi to Observe Pollinators in the NoIR and Shining A Light on the Night Life of Platanthera
  • Laura Gover-Basar: Police Mothers: Toward an Inclusive Approach for Retaining and Promoting Policewomen
  • Jeff Lewis: Awareness of Climate Change Through Education and Research (ACER) 2020 Symposium
  • Gerri McEwen: Ocean Plate Stratigraphy in Southern Quesnellia: an Indicator of Subduction Polarity and Basin Extent in the Paleozoic
  • Jamie Gorrell: Genetic Diversity of Jalisco Crocodiles
  • Mercedes Hernandez: Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Nanaimo Area
  • Alison Taplay: Centre for Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainable Community Development: Laying the Groundwork
  • Cheryl Warsh and Katharine Rollwagen: Atomic Childhoods: The Cold War and Children's Popular Culture
  • Heather Sanrud: Child & Youth Care National Conference Presentation
  • Ravindra Mohabeer: PANEL: #CommunicationsSoWhite, Canadian Style: Working with and Through Race  and PAPER: Do/n’t Look me in the Eye; It shows Dis/Respect: Auto-Invisibility and Bifurcation as Coping Strategies in the Communication Classroom
  • Janet McKeown: Carrying the Mental Load: Unpacking the Gendered Nature of Mental Labor in Families Through Leisure
  • Allyson Fleming: Is an Ethos of Criticality Possible in Post Secondary Educational Administration?
  • Tim Stokes: 16th Sinkhole Conference
  • Albert Seinen: Freedom through Forgiveness
  • Brian Dick: International Field School for First-Year Engineering Students
  • Sarah Crover: Shakespeare Association of America Conference
  • Fiona Meyers Cook: Resurgence! Making Space for Indigenous ways of Knowing, Being, and Doing
  • Lindsay McCunn: Evaluating a Pop-up Resource Village: Making Connections with Sense of Place and Perceptions of Safety
  • Paula Waatainen: Tipping Point: Designing an Urban Planning Game to Teach Democratic Deliberation Skills in Elementary Schools
  • Suzanne de la Barre: Arctic Tourism in Times of Change: Urban and Overtourism
  • Heather Pastro: The Path to Truth and Reconciliation Through Visual Imagery and Children's Literature
  • Michael Govorov: Trivariate Kernel Density Estimation of Spatiotemporal Crime Events
  • Sandra Johnstone: Engaging Multiple Ways of Knowing to Educate for Geo-Scientific Ethics
  • Cynthea Masson: Alchemy and The Alchemists’ Council--Presentation at the Speculative Literature in Canada Conference

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The Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Report 2018 summarizes the contributions that faculty submitted to the SRCA database. Learn about who is doing what in the institution and connect with faculty members to learn more about their projects!

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