VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

Join Us for SRCA's May Professional Development Sessions

Check out the May 2021 Professional Development Calendar for topics like:

Thanks for Attending VIU's Research Month & CREATE 2021!

'Research' is not something separate that just happens in the ivory tower of academia, but involves real people in real projects on the ground in real communities. April is when VIU turns the lens to the accomplishments of it's many researchers be it students, Faculty, staff and local community members. Huge thanks to everyone who participated in exciting, fun-filled and informative events of sharing scholarship, research and creative activity in April including the Student CREATE conference Check out some of the amazing work still available online including (click on the titles below for links):

Call for Nominations! President's Awards for Community Engagement  and Provost Awards for Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
Deadline: May 31st

Recognize the excellence and efforts of your colleagues to support the University’s commitment to scholarship, applied research and engaging with community.

What's Happening

Captive breeding appears to have saved the Vancouver Island marmot, but genetic problems may lie hidden in the population, says VIU biologist Prof. Jamie Gorrell who is embarking on a five-year study to determine if the marmot recovery program, breeding animals in zoos and introducing offspring into the wild, has led to a wild population whose individuals are more closely related than is healthy.
Jamie Gorrell, a biology professor at Vancouver Island University, is studying ... inbreeding between the rodents and the resulting lack of genetic diversity. Gorrell has received a 2018 Discovery Grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, which will grant him $24,000 per year for five years to conduct the research.

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VIU Students Presenting Research and Creative Activity during CREATE Conference

WHAT: VIU virtual CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN:  April 12-15, 2021, various...

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BC Government Announces Support for Development of a Food Hub at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station

The BC government has announced support for the development of new food hubs to strengthen food security on the island, including a new Seafood Innovation...

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Scholarly Article Sheds Light on Whether Island Wolverines are a Distinct Subspecies

Through DNA analysis, VIU researchers determined that Vancouver Island wolverines are not a distinct subspecies from those found on the mainland in North...

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VIU Nursing Professor Receives Financial Support to Continue Resilience Research

Support from BC’s health research funding agency will enable Dr. Shannon Dames to focus on further developing a resilience-focused, psychedelic-assisted mental...