VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

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 panelists from VIU including: 

Join a CBRC panel discussion on Bridging Indigenous and Western Research Paradigms with VIU's Danielle Alphonse,  BC Regional Innovation Chair for Aboriginal Early Childhood Development

Congratulations Dr. Sharon Hobenshield, Maureen Thomas and Tine Reimers, BC Campus 2021-22 Research Fellows!

The BC campus Research Fellows program provides support for B.C. post-secondary educators to conduct research on improving student learning and to share their results and experiences with peers in B.C. and beyond. Maureen Thomas and Tine Reimer's research question will be: How can VIU, as a public post-secondary institution, be responsive to the findings and considerations in the Making a Difference: “Walking away with a Good Mind and a Good Spirit” Report that endorses the vision of stewardship to uphold the ecological, social, and spiritual values of Coastal First Nations, including the protection of ancestral territories and economic health for communities. And Sharon Hoenshield's primary research question is: What processes and protocols are necessary to engage in the kinds of relationships that foster a co-creation approach to community-based teaching and learning with Indigenous communities?

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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VIU Researcher Investigating Impact of Plastic Pollution on Deep-Sea Organisms

Chemistry professor Dr. Heather Wiebe is pursuing her research with the help of a $120,000 NSERC Discovery Grant.Plastic pollution is reaching the deepest...

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VIU Professor Studies How Pandemic Affected Recreation Programming in the Yukon

Dr. Aggie Weighill is participating in a two-phase research project that aims to develop a more resilient, post-pandemic model of recreation delivery.How...

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BC Government announces support for VIU-developed drug checking technology

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to share the news that the provincial government is providing $305,000 for HarmCheck – a cutting-edge drug-...

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Indigenous Youth Exploring Issues through VIU Art-based Literacy Project

VIU community-engaged research team working with youth to use art as a conduit for self-care, language learning and as a relationship-building tool.A team of...