VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

At VIU, research and teaching are complementary activities as both contribute to the ultimate goal of the institution – high quality learning experiences. Every day, faculty and students undertake boundary spanning research and creative activity. Together, and with community partners, they ask thought provoking questions and challenge conventional ideas. They investigate, innovate and create new knowledge and works that go on to change individual learning journeys, disciplinary knowledge, and community/industry practices. They experiment with new models and techniques forging new ground and innovative practices. And regardless of their program or disciplinary background, they constantly strive to pursue new knowledge, find solutions to complex problems, and enhance the world we all inhabit.

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Captive breeding appears to have saved the Vancouver Island marmot, but genetic problems may lie hidden in the population, says VIU biologist Prof. Jamie Gorrell who is embarking on a five-year study to determine if the marmot recovery program, breeding animals in zoos and introducing offspring into the wild, has led to a wild population whose individuals are more closely related than is healthy.
Jamie Gorrell, a biology professor at Vancouver Island University, is studying ... inbreeding between the rodents and the resulting lack of genetic diversity. Gorrell has received a 2018 Discovery Grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, which will grant him $24,000 per year for five years to conduct the research.
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VIU Receives $300,000 to Research Norovirus Contamination of Oysters

Research project focuses on helping the BC shellfish industry to forecast, manage and prevent risks to human health and multi-million-dollar losses associated...

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VIU Biology Professor Pens Paper About Insect Apocalypse Myth

Scientific paper sheds light on the damage sensationalist language can have on public opinion and conservation efforts of insect populations.Insectageddon. The...

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Assessing Creative Tourism in Rural BC and Yukon

Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are heading north to analyze a relatively new economic driver  ̶̶  creative tourism and its impact...

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Overcoming Barriers to Active Transportation With E-Bikes

A VIU student research project aims to help cities formulate cycling plans that include electric bicycles.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) Masters of...

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