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Enhancing food sovereignty and security for Indigenous communities

Research collaboration between the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Vancouver Island University and Indigenous communities focuses on the safety of marine...

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Researcher looking for participants for brain injury study

Dr. Sandy Shultz aims to improve health outcomes for domestic violence survivors Are you a domestic violence survivor? VIU researcher and neuroscientist Dr....

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Oyster breeding research aims to address the deadly effects of ocean acidification

Vancouver Island University collaborating with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on research project. Ocean acidification is negatively changing the way...

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What is environmental psychology and why is it important?

Dr. Lindsay McCunn explains Did you know our physical environments can have a big impact on our health and well-being? Environmental psychologist Dr. Lindsay...

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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.