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Call for letters of intent for Canada Foundation for Innovation Funding

The SRCA office is requesting Letters of Intent (LOI) from faculty with a track record of research excellence to apply for the Canada Foundation for Innovation - John Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) which offers competitive funding for research equipment needs in all disciplines. The JELF targets the recruitment and retention needs of Canada’s universities and provides funds for recognized or developing research leaders with cutting-edge research programs requiring infrastructure and providing an enriched training environment.

Please see the attached call for further information and contact if you have any questions.

Fall 2023 Call for VIURAC Applications

The Vancouver Island University Research Awards Committee (VIURAC) Fall funding deadline is October 31, 2023 (midnight). Here is the table with all of the award details and submission information.

Contact the SRCA Research Facilitator team at for support with your draft internal grant application before October 24. 

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VIU researcher using community-engaged approach to BC’s toxic drug crisis

Dr. Sharon Karsten received a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar award that will support her in her work. In the midst of BC’s ongoing, toxic drug crisis...

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VIU professor develops imaging technology to take a deeper look at tumour metabolism

Dr. Kyle Duncan is part of an innovative cancer research team that received funding from the Terry Fox Research Institute. A team of researchers is leading an...

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Tara Cooper is a fourth year undergraduate honours student studying psychology at VIU conducting research under professor Marla Morden, with the aim of better understanding the mental health impacts of pandemic related school changes on children across Canada. Morden’s team is performing a longitudinal study over five years that is “trying to shed light on how to support families should a pandemic happen again.”
VIU Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney received a $10,000 grant to develop Firefighter Edge, a video game that could help firefighters cope with stress and anxiety experienced on the job. Blaney and her research partner Robert Fell, a volunteer firefighter and owner of tech company HYPERSURGE, are developing a prototype firefighter resilience education video game called Firefighter Edge that can be used in resilience training worldwide. Read more.
Dr. Lindsay McCunn, a VIU Psychology Professor, and Maureen O’Connor, a VIU Bachelor of Science in Nursing Professor were curious about some of the effects of this new way of interacting with one another.