VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Community Welcome

Cancelled - Bring Lunch & Learn! Developing the Roots to Thrive: Core Factors That Mitigate Stress and Maximize Thriving.

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on December 11, 2019 - 10:18am

Led by Shannon Dames. With the rise of for profit business taking on self-care, mindfulness, and wellness strategies, we find ourselves in a sea of recommendations, many of which are misleading and anecdotal.  With all the noise, we often lose track of the signal (what really matters). Come join a discussion that centres on the signal: what the research has to say about why some flourish while others wither, despite similar work and home environments.  If time allows, we'll dive in and practice a couple stress mitigation tools.

Cancelled - Bring Lunch & Learn! The Canadian Mountain Network Project: Human/Nature Connections in Canada's Biosphere Reserve Mountain Environments.

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on December 11, 2019 - 10:15am

Led by Graham Sakaki and Pam Shaw. Learn about a three year research project that looks at human/nature connections in mountain environments, starting in the UNESCO-designated Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR). One-quarter of Canada’s land mass is made up of mountains, seven times the area of the European Alps.

Bring Lunch & Learn! Education for Sustainable Development and Indigenous Education: An International Research Network

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on December 11, 2019 - 9:54am

Learn about an international research project led by led by Rachel Moll and Danielle Alphonse, that involves over 120 institutions and communities across 40 countries, to examine education for sustainability and improving outcomes for indigenous learners.  A summary of the first report from the international network will be presented along with experiences learned at the 2019 Global Conference on Teacher Education for Education for Sustainable Development.

Bring Lunch & Learn! Global Engagement International Work Opportunity Grant “Stories from the Field”

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on December 11, 2019 - 9:32am

Led by Darrell Harvey. Join VIU faculty and staff as they share their travel tales and celebrate the engaging international cooperation work that the Global Engagement Grant program is enabling across campus. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.  Panel: Robin Davies, Media Studies, Jennifer Mitchell, VIU High School, Dean Cadieux, Automotive and Michael Govorov, Geographic Information Systems.

Bring Lunch & Learn! VIU and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on December 11, 2019 - 9:28am

Courtney Vaugeios, Projects Coordinator at the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI), will give an overview of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address  global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. She will also present findings of research on how VIU is currently meeting the goals as well as priorities moving forward.

Community Partners Series: Planning for Healthy Communities: BC Healthy Communities with Jodi Mucha, Executive Director

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on October 7, 2019 - 11:57am

BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities. They provide a range of programs, resources and services through the lens of determinants of health and equity, in order to meet communities where they are at to address critical challenges such as active transportation; age-friendly communities; health and the built environment; multi-sectoral collaborations; walkability, etc. Join us to find out more about the important work they do across the province.

Community Partners Series: 'Where Harm Reduction Works: AVI Health & Community Services' with Dana Becker, Manager

Submitted by Tanis Dagert on October 7, 2019 - 11:46am

AVI Health Centre offers low barrier, free treatment and support to people struggling with opiate addiction as well as HIV, HepC and sexually transmitted infections. They engage in community education and advocacy as well as offer support, treatments, testing, supplies etc. Come and find out more about this long standing community agency where 'harm reduction works'.

Student Training Session: Best Practices for Community Research Engagement

Submitted by Kendra Stiwich on September 30, 2019 - 1:00pm

Hosted by Tanis Dagert, VIU's Community Liaison and Knowledge Mobilization Officer

Are you doing, or are interested in doing, community based research? Tanis is a wealth of knowledge on best practices in this field.

This session is in the Student Training Session module, but all community members are welcome!