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VIU’s Science and Technology lecture series explores diverse research topics

The lecture series kicks off with a talk by Dr. Andrew Loudon about how scientists can harness microbes for our benefit. Explore cutting-edge research during...

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VIU researcher exploring tourism resilience in rural BC communities

Dr. Farhad Moghimehfar named new BC Regional Innovation Chair for Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development. A Vancouver Island University (VIU) researcher is...

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VIU professor researching adversarial situations on networks

Dr. Melissa Huggan received $147,500 in NSERC grants to pursue her research. Dr. Melissa Huggan, a VIU Math Professor, is studying two-player adversarial games...

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Dr. Laura Cranmer reawakens Indigenous languages through powerful play

The VIU Honorary Research Associate’s play urges reflection on Canada’s collective history and colonial impacts. Warning: Scenes from the Nanaimo Indian...

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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.