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Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute

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Connecting people and nature through community-based, student-led research and education on Vancouver Island

Established in 2014 at Vancouver Island University, the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) is the engine behind the MABR’s research and educational programs. MABRRI also works to uphold VIU's Research and Academic plan by creating projects and initiatives that have a regional impact. MABRRI’s mission is to advance a program of inquiry that involves regional stakeholders in meaningful explorations of issues of local relevance. By harnessing the knowledge of the MABR community and the interdisciplinary strengths of students and faculty at Vancouver Island University, MABRRI is a centre for collaborative research, innovation, and knowledge sharing that elevates the relationship between people and nature on Vancouver Island and within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region.

Director: Dr. Pam Shaw

Website: Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute