This list reflects research grants and leaves that have been awarded and are administered through the Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office.

 

 

VIURAC Community Engagement Accelerator Grant November 2017

Recipient

Project Title

Amount

Imogene Lim

Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Engaging Educators, Engaging Students

$2,500

Rachel Moll

The Design and Use of Mobile Learning Apps in Marine Science Education by Elementary and Secondary Students at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Research Field Station

$2,500

Laureen Styles

What Matters: Views of Older Adults Living in Central Vancouver Island

$5,000

 

VIURAC Research Fund November 2017

Recipient

Project Title

Amount

Stephen Davies

The Canadian Letters and Images Project Transcription Upgrading

$5,000

Terri Doughty

Exploring Cultural Ideas of Identity in Swedish Picturebooks for Children

$2,238

Jackie Oncescu

Poverty, Mothers and Leisure Experience Facilitation

$4,756

Tim Stokes

Monitoring of the Stramberg Karst Spring: and Investigation of its Associated Karst Aquifer & Catchment, Quadra Island, BC

$4,000

Cheryl Warsh and Katharine Rollwagen

Children’s Television in the Long Post-war Decade (1950-63)

$7,360

Hannah Wilson

Garry Oak Ecosystem Mapping Project

$4,815

 

Regional Initiatives Fund October 2017

Recipient

Project Title

Amount

Dan Baker

Thermal Plasticity of Larval Stages of West Coast Salmonids

$20,000

Matthew Bowes

Barriers and Benefits to Bio-Diesel Use in Commercial, Industrial, and Government Vehicle Fleets in the Regional District of Nanaimo

$10,678

Erik Krogh and Chris Gill

Regional Air Quality Mapping Pilot Project

$20,000

Spencer Russell

Isolation, Identification and Florfenicol Sensitivity of Tenacibaculum Bacteria from Farmed Atlantic Salmon in Vancouver Island Waters

$11,000

 

 

 

 

VIUFA Leaves (awarded in 2017 - 2018, to be taken in 2018 - 2019)

Recipient

Project Title

Leave

Rick Bevis
Sport, Health & Physical Education

Coach and Athlete Development in the Caribbean

Half

Heather Burke
Marketing, Analytics, Recruitment & Communications

Creating Stories that Matter

Half

Shannon Dames
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Building the Post-secondary Side of the Bridge: The Student to Novice Nurse Journey

Full

Alan Gilchrist
Geography

Water Budget for Vancouver Island

Full

John Hill
The Writing Centre

The Shrilling of the Frogs: a Novel

Full

Jerry Hinbest
Sociology

Structural Challenges Among Nonprofit Human Service Organizations in British Columbia

Half

Elizabeth McLin
Criminology

Envisioning the Post-Colonial Classroom with Lessons from Down Under

Full

Alexander Netherton
Political Studies

The Political Economy of Canada, 3rd Ed

Full

Maureen Okun
Liberal Studies

A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition of Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market and Selected Other Poems

Half

Nancy Page
Art and Design

From Text to Context; Teaching Strategies for the Front Lines

Half

Cheryl Warsh
History

Frankie: The Life of Frances Oldham Kelsey, 1914-2015

Full

 

Regional Initiatives Fund May 2017

Recipient

Project Title

Amount

Rob Ferguson

Developing a visitor profile and exploring resident perceptions of tourism development for Bella Bella, BC

$20,000

Jerome Lesemann

Surface-subsurface aquifer mapping and hydrometeorological characterization for improved groundwater management and policy in the Nanaimo lowlands, Vancouver Island, BC

$20,000

John Predyk

Evaluation of the Economusée® business model’s provincial/regional economic impacts and improvements in client satisfaction

$20,040

Pam Shaw

Linley Valley Park Plan, Trail Assessment and Public Engagement Strategy

$17,740

Leslie Sundby

Snaw-Naw-As Garden of Spiritual Healing

$20,000

 

VIURAC Research Fund March 2017

Recipient

Project Title

Amount

Jamie Gorrell

Using the software Geneious to study the biodiversity of Vancouver Island

$1,140

Laureen Styles

Fostering Nursing Students’ Resilience: Can an On-line Course Help?

$6,080

Mark Williams

The Rise of the Video Game Industry in Vancouver

$2,452

 

 

Student Travel & Conference (STAC), Jessica Wilde Conference Participation (JWCP) Awards and Stephanie Buckingham Conference Funds

Recipients

Conferences, Workshops, and Colloquia

STAC

JWCP

SBCF

Kate Archer

60th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association

$800

$250

 

Mykelti Berg

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$235

 

 

Michael Caditz

Philosophy, History, and Politics Undergraduate Conference

$500

 

 

Maggie Dietterle

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$235

 

 

Colleen Haddad

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$235

 

 

Meg Hansell

Canadian Psychological Association National Convention

$700

$250

 

Alexandra Lamberton

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$235

 

 

Stephanie Wetten

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$235

 

 

Braeden Zimmer

Association for Core Texts and Courses Liberal Arts Conference

$403.40

 

 

Courtnay Allen

HRC West Case Competition

$270

 

 

Brendan Barlow

CASWE Conference 2017

$200

 

 

Pauline Dawson

Network of Empowered Women Business Conference

$150

 

 

Trevinder Grewal

CABS Roundtable

$200

 

 

Quayd McLellan

Canadian Institute of Financial Planning 15th Annual Conference

$200

 

 

Sidney Parker

HRC West Case Competition

$260

 

 

Diana Pearson

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

$120

 

 

Cody Stevens

HRC West Case Competition

$270

 

 

Miranda Thomas-Merkley

BCRPA 2017 Cultivation Community Connections

$150

 

 

Lan Tran

Canadian Congress on Leisure Research 15

 

$250

 

Maria Angelica Granja Moreno

Canadian Congress on Leisure Research 15

 

$250

 

Maria Moreno

15th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research

 

$250

 

Erin Catherall

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$235

 

 

Dulcie Thomson

TBD

 

 

$500

Jasmine Ashmore

TBD

 

 

$500

Suzanne Son

TBD

 

 

$500

Trevor Dickinson

Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers

$500

 

 

Flynn Saunderson

Destination B.C’s Visitor Services Network Conference

$84.80

 

 

Alissa Ward

The Vancouver Island Leadership Conference

$173

 

 

Shantel Beute

University of British Columbia Model United Nations Conference 2017

$250

 

 

Taylor Edison

University of British Columbia Model United Nations Conference 2017

$250

 

 

Jack Freedman

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

$500

$200

 

Natalie Gates

University of British Columbia Model United Nations Conference 2017

$250

 

 

Jenna Hagen

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

$500

$200

 

Kayla Harris

Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers

$500

$200

 

Sally Haynes

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

$500

$200

 

Amanda Inglis

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

$500

$200

 

Victoria McIndoe

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

$500

$200

 

Matthew Miller

Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Meeting 2017

$330

 

 

Justin North

University of British Columbia Model United Nations Conference 2017

$250

 

 

Sherill Rutherford

15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education

$700

$200

 

Jessylee Spence

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

$500

$200

 

Mykelti Berg

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$260

 

 

Edward Bracken

Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers

$500

$97.25

 

Linda Bracken

Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers

$500

$97.25

 

Michael Caditz

Philosophy, History, and Politics Undergraduate Conference

$500

$97.25

 

Sarah Chalmers

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$260

 

 

Raquel Greiter Loerzer

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$260

 

 

Michelle Harnett

International Polar Tourism Research Network

 

$250

 

Sarah Holden

Western Division, Canadian Association of Geographers

$500

$97.25

 

Sharlene James

Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference

$350.48

 

 

Calleigh Lim

QUEUC 2016

$700

$97.25

 

Stephanie Pike

Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers

$495.32

 

 

Haley Robinson

Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers

$500

$97.25

 

William Smith

49th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association

$700

$97.25

 

Christopher Stephens

Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) 2016 Annual Conference - Planning Unfiltered

 

$250

 

Rhys Turner

Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers

$500

$97.25

 

Farhana Alidina

BCTF (British Columbia Teachers Federation) New Teacher Conference

$345

 

 

Alison Legge

BCAMT Mathematics conference/ Workshop

$400

 

 

Denise Tierney

5 day workshop at the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA): Encaustic and Mixed Media

$400

 

 

Mary Alexander

North Island College Business conference 2016 : Future of the workforce 2016 - Gaining the Edge

$69

 

 

Charlotte Bolderson

National Student Food Summit

$700

 

 

Sacia Burton

Leading Change - Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders

$95.50

 

 

Jennifer Duncan

Perinatal Services Conference

$346.37

 

$500

Angela Prins

Esri Canada User Conference - Victoria 2016

$315

 

 

Michael Sutherland

North West Regional Association for Experiential Education Conference

$200

 

 

Andrew Thornton

DIGNITY 2016

$400

 

 

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