VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity


NSERC Alliance Grant Program

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 19, 2024 - 11:21am

Join Megan Griffiths and Reinack Hansen, via Teams, from NSERC’s Pacific and Prairies Regional Office as they provide an overview of NSERC’s Alliance grants program. Learn how Alliance grants support research in the natural sciences and engineering through collaborations that generate new knowledge and apply results for the benefit of Canadians.
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Mitacs Funding – The Essentials

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 19, 2024 - 11:11am

During this interactive session, Dr. Kennefick will provide a historical perspective of VIU's engagement with Mitacs, as well as an overview of the key funding streams available to post-secondary institutions, such as Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, and Business Strategy Internship. In addition, this session will cover new programmatic offerings, such as Express Accelerate (1-3 internship units) and the Umbrella model.

Hosted by Mike Kennefick, Mitacs Senior Advisor, Business Development

Next Level Research Data Management: DMP Assistant and Data Repositories Workshop

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 19, 2024 - 11:09am

Data Management Plans are about to become mandatory for many tri-agency funding opportunities.  A key tool to assist with this new requirement is the Data Management Plan (DMP) Assistant.  The DMP Assistant is a national, online, bilingual data management planning tool developed by the Digital Research Alliance of Canada to assist researchers in preparing data management plans (DMPs). In this hands-on workshop staff from the library and VIU’s SRCA office will discuss how the DMP Assistant works and guide you through the process so that you can make your own data management plan.

VIUFA Assisted Leave and Time Awards Workshop

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 19, 2024 - 10:09am

The VIUFA Assisted Leave Committee will host a workshop for VIUFA faculty applying for a VIUFA Assisted Leave during the 2025/2026 year and Time Awards. At the workshop, we will review eligibility, the process for submitting an application, merit review, criteria, and share tips for preparing a strong proposal.

RSVP to the VIUFA Leave Committee 

Talking to the Media 101, Jenn McGarrigle, VIU External Communications Manager

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 19, 2024 - 10:08am

Did you know that Canada’s major funding bodies consider print and broadcast media interviews as a type of research contribution for your CV? VIU’s Strategic Communications team is here to support you as you navigate the world of media interviews. Team members were working print, radio, and TV journalists in our past careers, and we know what reporters are looking for because we have been in their shoes! In this short media training workshop, learn strategies for clearly communicating your research during a media interview and how to prepare for success.

Information Session - Canada Foundation for Innovation 2025 Innovation Fund

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 19, 2024 - 10:01am

CFI’s biennial Innovation Fund is a competitive program that funds large-scale (>$1M total project cost) infrastructure projects. CFI funds research equipment and components, software subscriptions and licenses, laboratory furniture, communications infrastructure, building renovations essential to house and use the infrastructure and other infrastructure-related costs.  Research projects from all disciplines are eligible to apply to CFI, however, key themes for the 2025 Innovation Fund competition include:

Research Showcase and Celebration: Faculties of Health Sciences and Human Services and Education

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 9, 2024 - 8:52am

All are welcome to join us at this event designed to showcase the various points of excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity in these two Faculties. The format will be five-minute lightening talks given by researchers in HSHS and Education. Come join us to learn, be inspired, and share in community (cash bar and light snacks will be provided). 

ITCH Medieval Madness play

Submitted by Lyn Locke on April 8, 2024 - 9:40am

Join us for our Inclusive Theatre Collective's production of "Medieval Madness", an original script by student Ceridwen Nord. In this witty whodunit, kings and knights, processes and pals try to figure out who is the culprit. In this fun farce, students take on both performance and technical roles.