VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Centres and Institutes

VIU approved a Policy for Research and Scholarly Activity Centres and Institutes (31.11) and Procedure (31.11.001) in June 2021. Existing entities that have not been approved by Senate have two years to obtain approval. Download the RSACI application template budget proposal template. If you need assistance with your proposal or budget, please email

VIU has a number of research centers, institutes and labs that have emerged in response to both faculty research interests and regional priorities.

Research Centers and Institutes