Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Committees

There are a number of committees that support the adjudication of VIU’s internal research awards, grants and scholarships.

Note to committee members: For electronic copies of committee documents please visit VIU's Archiving System. Internal Viewer: Restricted to VIU Employees only. Public Viewer: Committee documents open to the public.

 

BCGEU Professional Development Committee

Provides funding for studies, or experience in business, industry, community service, government or other educational institution, to increase personal development through a leave or to attend an event.

BCGEU Professional Development Committee Members

Rosemary Holley (Chairperson)

Dental Assistant Program

Daryl Pushor

Automotive Service Technician Program

Charlene Stewart

Academic and Career Prep

Tricia Young

The High School

NSERC Awards Committee

This committee administers student awards granted to VIU from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). VIU receives a quota from NSERC to nominate students for the Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). VIU is required to conduct a fair and transparent internal selection process for these awards.

Committee Members

Daniela Fischer-Russell (Chairperson)

Associate Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

Jamie Gorrell

Biology

Sarah Dudas

Biology

Stefanie Duff

Fisheries & Aquaculture

Duane Friesen

Chemistry

Sandra Johnstone (On Leave)

Earth Science

Jacobus Swarts

Math

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office

VIU Faculty Association Professional & Scholarly Development Committee

The VIUFA Professional & Scholarly Development Committee sponsors activity that, in their opinion, will help to maintain excellence of instruction and educational service at VIU. The committee members evaluate and support events and activities on the basis of how much professional interest they are to the general faculty.

Committee Members

Denise Hook (Chairperson)

Access Specialist, Disability Services

Faye Shedletzky

Student Affairs

Carolyn Swanson

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Robert Willis

Management

Terms of Reference

VIUFA Collective Agreement, Article 12.3 – Professional Development

Funding Administered by this Committee

VIUFA Professional and Scholarly Development Funding

 

Research, Scholarly Activity and Curriculum Development Committee

The Research, Scholarly Activity and Curriculum Development Committee recognizes that scholarly activity and curriculum development are important to academic excellence and essential components of the faculty workload. The Committee has three categories of awards to support these activities: a) release sections – available to regular faculty (normally awarded in the Fall only); b) research and curriculum development funding of up to $1,000 available to regular and temporary faculty (awarded both Fall and Spring); and c) funding of up to $1,000 for conference attendance for temporary faculty (awarded both Fall and Spring).

Next Application Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

 Elizabeth Brimacombe (Chairperson)

Dean, Social Sciences

Johan Latulippe

Professor, Management

Kathleen Reed

Assessment and Data Librarian

Dean Slonowsky

Professor, Math

Terms of Reference

VIUFA Collective Agreement, Article 12.5 – Scholarly Activity

Graduate Scholarship Selection Committee

This Committee administers scholarships granted to VIU from the Tri-Agencies (SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, NSERC - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and CIHR - Canadian Institutes for Health Research). Each year VIU receives a quota from the Tri-Agencies for the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program.

Next Deadline:

Committee Members

Louise Stern (Chairperson)

Faculty of Health and Human Services

Mary Ann Richards

Faculty of Education

Jackie Oncescu (Vice-Chairperson)

Faculty of Management

Clay Armstrong

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Gillian Anderson

Faculty of Social Sciences

Alan Gilchrist

Faculty of Science & Technology

Marian Riedel

Faculty of Education

John Black

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Student Research Engagement Coordinator (Committee Support)

Scholarship Liaison Officer, Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

VIU is mandated to conduct an internal selection process and select recipients for these awards. For details of VIU's current quota, visit our CGS-M webpage.

Awards Administered by this Committee

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program

 

Student Travel and Research Committee (STAR)

Vancouver Island University Student Travel and Research Committee supports students who wish to engage in research and attend conferences. The committee serves two purposes: 1) Allocate external funds given to the institution for student-led research; and 2) Allocate funds provided by VIU for student research-related travel to professional and academic conferences.

Committee Members

Caroline Burnley (Interim Chairperson)

Social Sciences

Amber Heib

Management

Marie Hopwood

Social Sciences

Richard Lane

Arts and Humanities

Martin Martens

Management

Michael Ribicic

Student's Union Representative

Deirdre Wilson

Education

Nicole Vaugeois

Associate Vice-President, Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Student Research Engagement Coordinator (Committee Support)

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office

Awards Granted by this Committee

 

Travel and Conference Proceedings Funding Committee

This Committee administers Travel & Conference Funding awards for training and conference participation and presentation for the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union and for conference participation and presentation for the VIU Faculty Association.  

Committee Members

Alex Pevec (Chairperson)

Management

Robert Willis

Management

Sally Vinden

BCGEU, Hairdressing

Jessie Magee-Chalmers

Carpentry

Affiliation of Committee

Advisory to the Provost and Vice-President Academic.

 

VIUFA Leave Committee

In order to maintain excellence of instruction and educational service at VIU, it is recognized that there is a need for faculty to have the opportunity to participate in and pursue activities related to professional development. The VIUFA Leave Committee administers the funding of leave endeavours.

Committee Members

Terri Doughty (Chairperson)

Arts & Humanities

Clay Armstrong

Arts & Humanities

Dana McFarland

Library Administration (non-instructional rep)

Deborah Matheson

Social Sciences

Don Noakes

Dean, Science & Technology (Dean of Instruction rep)

Jennifer Ford

Management

Lynn Rollison

Health & Human Services

Riki Cox

Education

Rosemarie Ganassin

Science & Technology

Nicole Vaugeois (Ex-officio)

AVP, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity (Provost & VPA designate)

Lyn Locke (Committee Support)

Committee Support, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Terms of Reference

VIUFA Collective Agreement: Article 12.3 Professional Development; Article 12.4 Assisted Leave; Article 12.15 General Leave

 

Michael L.Warsh Law Corporation Committee

The Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation Committee selects award recipients for the Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation Award.

The Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation Committee promotes and recognizes outstanding research and research potential in any discipline. Research may include the following: independent research supervised by a faculty member; an independent project undertaken for credit, e.g. under the 491 code; research undertaken as a Work-Opportunities student; financially supported or pro bono research as part of a faculty member’s project, or any other similar project. The Award is targeted to a student who intends to pursue postgraduate studies, and who is entered in his/her last two semesters. Faculty recognize that research grants and awards are crucial aspects of graduate school admissions and future grant application success.

Committee Members

Cheryl Warsh (Chairperson)

History

Alanna Williams

Media Studies/Digital Media Technology

Liz Gillis

Resource Management Officer Technology

Riki Cox

Education

Deborah Matheson

Psychology

Kelly Atkins (Support)

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office

 

Regional Initiatives Fund

The Regional Initiatives Fund (RIF) is an initiative undertaken in partnership between Vancouver Island University (VIU) and the Province of British Columbia to enable communities of Vancouver Island to collaborate on projects that develop scholarly connections through meaningful student involvement in community-based applied research that directly respond to community needs, that promote innovative and sustainable solutions to those needs and that benefit regional initiatives relating to lands, people, and sustainability with a particular interest in supporting Indigenous communities and projects.

Committee Members

Nicole Vaugeois (Chairperson)

AVP, Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Roisin Mulligan

Grant Facilitator (SRCA)

Bettina Ruhstein

Grant Facilitator (SRCA)

Tanis Dagert

Community Liaison & Knowledge Mobilization Officer

Geraldine Manson

Education

Brian Dick

Psychology

Laurie Meijer-Drees

 

Lyn Locke (Support)

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office

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