VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Pro D Sessions

VIU’s Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office is hosting Pro D sessions until June 10th. Please see the list of sessions below and note that some sessions include a zoom link and some are in-person only.




Embedding Principles and Practices of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion into your Research


10-11 am




Decolonizing knowledge sharing, one ‘R’ at a time


10-11 am


NVivo Workshop

  • Using your laptop for this workshop, email to request access to NVivo before the workshop, or use a computer in B305/R508 that already has Nvivo installed.


Reserve your seat.

9:30 am-12 pm

Provost Award nomination packages for Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity will be accepted till 4 pm, May 31, 2022

2020-21 Research and Creative Activity Highlights Report

The 2020-21 Research and Creative Activity Highlights Report shines a light on the research and creative activities that Vancouver Island University faculty and students are engaged in.

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity at VIU!

'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. Check out some of the amazing work that members of VIU 'created' in 20/21 including (click on the titles below for links):

View VIU Member Session Recordings from the Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021

Includes sessions and panellists from VIU including: 

What's Happening

ExploreIP is a Government of Canada tool for businesses, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators to discover intellectual property (IP) held by public sector institutions and leverage ground-breaking research and discoveries, stimulating collaborations that could help launch the next big innovation.
The VIU EDI Symposium was held on March 24-25, 2021. Learn more about the VIU EDI Symposium on the website and watch recordings of all the sessions.
Sea otters are voracious eaters. On the surface of the water, they tend to lounge about and adorably hug their little babies. Beneath the surface, sea otters will dive down over 150 feet to reach prey like abalone, sea urchins, crabs, and clams, which they can crack open using rocks. VIU Biology Professor Dr. Jane Watson has studied sea otters for decades.

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Citizen Scientists Asked to Look for Plants and Animals during Annual MABR BioBlitz

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VIU’s CREATE Conference Showcases Student Research and Creative Activity

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VIU Welcomes Award-winning Researcher and Neuroscientist

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Open House Showcases Research Initiatives in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere

WHAT: Regional Research, Stewardship and Citizen Science Open HouseWHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2-8 pmWHERE: Qualicum Beach Civic CentreAnyone...