VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Thank-you to everyone who participated in VIU CARES: Collaborative Applied Research Engagement Symposium

The symposium, held on Thursday Feb. 18th, was attended by over 70 participants throughout the day and featured presentations, panel discussions and Pecha Kucha videos about projects supported through VIU's Regional Initiatives Fund (RIF) that has enabled collaborative applied research on community planning with Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners, air and water quality, affordable housing, fish health and habitat, marmots, tourism, impacts of COVID-19, and more. Check out the recorded Pecha Talks on VIUTube here:

‘Zoom into Lunch & Learn‘ 2021!

This series provides presenters and attendees with opportunities to share, learn, and discuss their insights, research, and ideas. Held on the following Tuesdays from 12 to 12:45pm. Upcoming sessions:

Check out the VIU Research Highlights Report 19/20

Includes  news articles written throughout the year by VIU Communications, research stats and more. Click on the image or link to it here.  

VIU Research Highlights Report 2019-20

What's Happening

In light of the current campus wide cautionary measures related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CREATE and Research 2020 Celebrations are cancelled.
Two weeks of end of year celebrations and events from April 6-17th, 2020 including the student CREATE Conference from April 6-9th.
The SRCA Office is sponsoring a one-day Research and Creative Activity Symposium on Friday April 17, 2020.

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