VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

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Using Project Management for Academic Research

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on May 3, 2021 - 10:02am

Led by Nicole Bennett from the Faculty of Management. A research project is similar to a business project in that they both have specific objectives, partners, risks, resources, a schedule, and budget that need to be adhered to.  Applying project management principles to research will give researchers the tools and techniques to complete their research in a timely and methodical manner and will allow the researcher to have a gauge to know where they are at in their plan. 

CREATE Welcome & Keynote Address: Dr. Patricia Wells: A Personal History

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on April 7, 2021 - 9:27am

Archaeologist Patty Wells brings a personal perspective to a discussion of knowledge mobilization in her academia and public life. She will present a brief journey through the forces in academia that influenced how she learned to communicate and listen in order to better understand how peoples lived in the past. It is her hope that this historical perspective will show students in the early years of their academic careers that the knowledge they communicate will have been shaped by traditions that both limit and expand understanding.  

Faculty Research and Creative Activity Symposium

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on March 30, 2021 - 10:48am

Faculty and Staff from across the institution are invited to participate in this event in order to present and discuss the work they are involved in, but rarely have opportunity to share with each other, and the broader community. A total of 14 presentations will be scheduled via Zoom from 9am to 3pm, with breaks. Join Us Via Zoom!  Schedule and more info:

Zoom into Lunch & Learn about "Applied Phylogeography - Searching for the Origins of Ebolaviruses"

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on December 21, 2020 - 10:36am

While it seems that the whole world is holding its breath and fighting COVID-19, it is easily forgotten that other pathogens have not disappeared. Especially Africa continues to suffer from epidemics with multiple infectious agents, many of them more feared and deadly than COVID-19. Dr.