VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Internal Award Recipients 2022

AMPLIFY 

Aggie Weighill ($2000) - Leisure Matters VIU  

Shannon Dames  ($1633.78) - Amplifying Success through Media: Cultivating Connection and Security with Psychedelic-assisted therapy as an effective approach to supporting mental wellness.

EXPLORE

Marla Morden ($1999.90) - Using 360° Panorama and HMD Technology to Promote Ecological Validity and Experimental Control in Psychological Research

Linda Neilson ($2000) - ABE ELL Pathways

Heather Wiebe ($2000) - Conformational Changes in Lactate Dehydrogenase Under High Pressure

Lindsay McCunn ($2000) - The Effects of Microgravity of Wayfinding, Sense of Place, and Environmental Familiarity in the International Space Station as Experienced in Virtual Reality

ENGAGE

Sheila Grieve ($2000) - Evaluating Outdoor Play in Early Learning and Care Programs; is There Need for an Assessment Tool?

Linda Neilson ($2000) - ABE ELL Pathways

GATHER 

Sally Vinden ($2982.50) - Plant Medicine: Supporting Growth and Well-being through Learning from Plants

Andrew Loudon ($3000) - Seaweed Challenge, Applied Learning in Local Food Systems: Seaweed Product Development 

Elizabeth Gillis ($2000) - North American Wildlife Technology Association Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference

INNOVATE

Eliza Gardiner ($5000) - The Inclusive Theatre Project

INQUIRY

Heather Wiebe ($5000) - Conformational Changes in Lactate Dehydrogenase Under High Pressure

Maureen O'Connor ($5000) - Successful Integration of Perioperative Specialty Education for 4th Year BSN Program Students

SHARE

Sheila Grieve ($1200) - Plant Medicine: Supporting Growth and Well-being through Learning from Plants

L'abbe Sonnet ($1200) - Geopoetics Symposium

Danielle Alphonse ($1200) - Strengthening Assessment of Spiritual Development in Indigenous Early Childhood Programs

Cheryl Warsh ($1200) - Royal Society of Canada Celebration of Excellence and Engagement 

Jodi Latremouille ($1200) - Grief-Writing: Navigating Individual and Collective Suffering Through and Ecological Curriculum. Conference Presentation for Hollyhock Geopoetics Symposium

Brian Dick ($1200) - Developing a New Engineering Technologist Career Pathway from First Year Engineering

AMPLIFY 

Alexandra Weissfloch ($1797) - Development of Chemical Hazards Educational Resources  

Patricia Johnston ($2000) - Sharing Knowledge Between North and South: Setting the Foundation for Decolonizing Arctic Education in Canada 

Shannon Dames  ($1633.78) - Amplifying Success through Media: Cultivating Connection and Security with Psychedelic-assisted therapy as an effective approach to supporting mental wellness.

COLLABORATE

Joanne Schroeder ($2000) - World Leisure Centre of Excellence

Robert Mahikwa ($2000) - VIU Research Institute for Indigenous Methodologies and Mentorship [RIMM] Gathering Community Insight, Consultation, and Establishing the Strategic Plan

EXPLORE

Shannon Dames ($2000) - Explore: A ‘Two-Eyed’ Approach to Mental Health Care: Responding to the Mental Health Crises with an Innovative Transcultural Treatment Option

Alexandra Weissfloch ($1983) - Development of Chemical Hazards Educational Resources

Elizabeth McLin ($1994) - Hiring People with Diversabilities & the Theory of Planned Behavior

Andrew Loudon ($2000) - Microbial Ecology and Soil Health of Naturalized Meadows in Vancouver, BC

ENGAGE

Jeff Lewis ($2000) - Awareness of Climate Change Through Education and Research (ACER)

Alexandra Weissfloch ($1890) - Development of Chemical Hazards Educational Resources

Christine Quist ($2000) - Rhododendron Revival Research

Paula Waatainen ($1951.30) - Designing an Assessment of Deliberative Dialogue with a Grade 12 teacher

Patricia Johnston (2000) - Sharing Knowledge Between North and South: Setting the Foundation for Decolonizing Arctic Education in Canada

Ken von Schilling ($2000) - Port Hardy Recreation - Robotics and Coding

GATHER 

Aggie Weighill ($3000) - BC Protected Areas Research Forum

Patricia Johnston ($3000) - Sharing Knowledge Between North and South: Setting the Foundation for Decolonizing Arctic Education in Canada

INQUIRY

Tim Stokes ($5000) - Karst Aquifer Modelling and Karst Spring Investigation, Port Alberni and Quadra Island, British Columbia

Aggie Weighill ($3000) - BC Protected Areas Research Forum

Jenn Houtby-Ferguson ($4850) - Tourism Disaster Communications: Framing Wildfire and Bushfire Risk

Moghimehfar Farhad ($4984) - Crowding in BC Parks: The Experiences of People with Mobility-Related Disabilities

INNOVATE

Caroline Josefsson ($5000) - Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration on the VIU Nanaimo Campus

Shannon Dames ($4980) - Innovate: A ‘Two-Eyed’ Approach to Mental Health Care: Responding to the Mental Health Crises with an Innovative Transcultural Treatment Option

Alexandra Weissfloch ($4467) - Development of Chemical Hazard Educational Resources

Elizabeth McLin ($4128.25) - Hiring People with Diversabilities & The Theory of Planned Behaviour

Spencer Russell ($5000) - Gene cloning and gill expression of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ATPase genes.

Spencer Russell ($5000) - Field testing of a quantitative PCR assay for the detection of Tenacibaculum ovolyticum bacteria from Vancouver Island marine waters.

SHARE

Heather Wiebe ($1200) - Molecular dynamics investigation of the interplay between volumetric and thermodynamic properties of pressure-resistant lactate dehydrogenase

Heather Pastro ($1200) -Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Visual Imagery and Indigenous Children's Literature

Sarah Crover ($1200) -The Cam as “Noble Parent”: Herbert’s Anthropocentrism Reconsidered

Tim Stokes ($1200) - Preliminary Findings from Graphical Modelling of Two Karst Aquifers on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Jean Blackburn ($1200) - Situating Representations of Indigenous Knowledge in Place & Context: Recommendations for Vendors

Lindsay McCunn ($1200) - Chairship Responsibilities at the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association

Patricia Geddes ($1200) - Situating Representations of Indigenous Knowledge in Place & Context: Recommendations for Vendors

Elizabeth McLin ($1200) - The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program: VIU's Experience and Belonging

Sylvie Lafreniere ($1200) - The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at VIU

Heather Pastro ($1200) - Looking at Young People's Indigenous Literature in the Classroom

Heather Pastro ($1200) - British Columbia Art Teachers Association (BCATA) Annual Conference

Marie Hopwood ($1200) - The Movement of Women, Beer, and Feast Foods in Establishing the Inka Empire

Paula Waatainen ($1200) - Sharing Engage Grant and Dissertation Research at an International Conference

Warren Heiti ($1200) - Atlantic Region Philosophers' Association Conference

Sarah Carruthers ($1200) - Growing Accessible and Inclusive Systems Design Course with Plant UML

Jamie Gorrell ($1200) - TSW 2022: Genetic Diversity of Vancouver Island Marmots

PUBLISH

Jamie Gorrell ($1000) - Genetic Management on the Brink of Extinction: sequencing microsatellites does not improve estimates of inbreeding in wild and captive Vancouver Island Marmots (Marmota vancouverensis)