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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 News & Experts: September 6

As a new school year begins, educators are looking at how AI tools like Chat GPT will change teaching and learning. Also in this issue:  Climate action...

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VIU News & Experts: August 28, 2023

Wildfires, drought and climate anxiety experts 🌍 From August 29 to September 1, VIU is hosting its annual RockVIU new student orientation, a series of events...

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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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Archeologist Christine Roberts’, member of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation and graduate from VIU's Anthropology program, delves into the lives of her First Nations ancestors as a monitor of excavations during upgrades to Highway 19 along the east coast of Vancouver Island near Campbell River. The highway, constructed decades ago, runs through the heart of her nation’s traditional territory.
On Father’s Day in June 2018, Samantha Good, an undergraduate student studying anthropology at VIU, was participating in a field school that was working on an excavation in the Drimolen cave in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind. She uncovered what appeared to be a canine tooth jutting out from the loose brown sediment. Ms. Good kept digging until she found two more teeth and a partial palate, and then alerted her instructors. (Article published in the NY Times on Nov. 9th)
Dr. Georgina Martin is the only BC representative to be elected to the Tri-agency reference group, a national group responsible for providing direction on building mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous communities and researchers.