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VIU Receives $300,000 to Research Norovirus Contamination of Oysters

Research project focuses on helping the BC shellfish industry to forecast, manage and prevent risks to human health and multi-million-dollar losses associated...

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VIU Biology Professor Pens Paper About Insect Apocalypse Myth

Scientific paper sheds light on the damage sensationalist language can have on public opinion and conservation efforts of insect populations.Insectageddon. The...

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Assessing Creative Tourism in Rural BC and Yukon

Two Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers are heading north to analyze a relatively new economic driver  ̶̶  creative tourism and its impact...

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Overcoming Barriers to Active Transportation With E-Bikes

A VIU student research project aims to help cities formulate cycling plans that include electric bicycles.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) Masters of...

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Students Conduct Research for Local Non-Profits

Students in the Community-Based Applied Interdisciplinary Research course delve into issues facing local community groups. ­­ A unique interdisciplinary...

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VIU Research Will Study Rising Stresses on Fragile Mountain Ecosystems

VIU researchers launch far-reaching study on Mount Arrowsmith in collaboration with The Canadian Mountain Network.  A team of Vancouver Island University...

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VIU Researchers Awarded $25,000 In Health Canada's Drug Checking Technology Challenge

VIU researchers developing a breakthrough opioid drug testing system using new equipment provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific – were declared semi-finalists in...

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Raising a Pint of Ale to Build Links to Ancient Cultures

A VIU Ethnoarchaeology research project brings the past to life through the re-creation of ancient-inspired ales hailing from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and...

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VIU Announces Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Recipients

Five Vancouver Island University (VIU) students will have the opportunity to make a difference internationally this spring thanks to the Canadian Queen...

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Exploring the Importance of Snow to Vancouver Island Water Supplies

VIU researchers are helping devise new methods of assessing the quality and quantity of water sources in coastal mountains using drones.  Vancouver...

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