VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity

Dive into summer at VIU!

Dive Into a Summer of 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?

Call for 2021-22 Presenters: Mobilize Your Knowledge Through VIU's Lunch and Learn Series

‘Lunch & Learns’ provide presenters with an opportunity to mobilize their new knowledge, discuss their insights and ideas, and help build a culture of life-long learning and scholarly sharing!  Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from September to April, from noon to 1pm, either in-person or via Zoom (hybrid model).  Have an Idea? Contact tanis.dagert@viu.ca

What's Happening

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.

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