VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

Graduate Research Opportunities at Work (GROW)

VIU employs many employees who are also engaged in graduate research and study while working. Graduate work can be isolating and stressful, especially when also working full-time, and even more so for VIU graduate scholars who may have no sense of connection to their graduate program cohort, which is probably at a different university. The GROW Network aims to support VIU employees to be successful in their graduate pursuits by building a community of practice that shares resources, tools and strategies and that organizes professional development and training opportunities.

Join this network to meet other employees who are pursuing graduate studies and learn about the series of learning opportunities that will take place throughout the year.


GROW - Data Collection

Many graduate students describe data collection as the best part of their experience. Are you about to begin data collection, or do you have experiences (both good and bad) to share that may help others about to embark on this part of their research process? A panel presentation about data collection experiences will be followed by a discussion.

January 26, 2023, 4-5:30 pm in the Royal Arbutus Room

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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.