VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity


Get out there

So, this section is called conferences, but in reality there are many ways we 'mobilize knowledge'. Other events may include: workshops, trade-shows, colloquia, and round-tables. There are SO many opportunities for you to go out beyond VIU's walls to learn and share knowledge. Please see the list of opportunities below for some options.

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Know of other events coming up? Email Kendra ( and she will put the info here.

Funding Info

Fall 2019

October 4-6
New Westminster

The BCSLA Annual Congress is out premiere event of the year, bringing together laboratory professional, educators, and industry reps from across the province and nationally.

The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international conference that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event involving over 1000 delegates from around the world.

Registration Savings End September 3, 2019

November 14-15

The Public Health Association of BC would like to invite everyone to attend our fall conference (Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practices to Complex Systems) and annual general meeting, happening this year at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Spring 2020

The Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics at Thompson Rivers University on Secwepemc Territory offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students. Join them at their student organized undergraduate conference in January 2020.

As the largest gathering of historians, the annual meeting presents an unparalleled opportunity for you to connect with other history students, professors, and historians in a range of fields and professions.

Great Undergrad Info Here>>
Check out the Lightening Round! Deadline to register is November 15>>

The SfAA Annual Meeting provides an invaluable opportunity for scholars, practicing social scientists, and students from a variety of disciplines and organizations to discuss their work and brainstorm for the future.

Call for papers deadline: October 16

Lots of student travel grants!

March 25-28, 2020

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Each conference hosts 3,500 to 4,000 students from across the globe, presenting their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances.

General info on NCUR

Abstracts can be submitted between September 30 and December 6, 2019

Summer 2020