VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Research & Scholarly Activity News

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VIU Researcher Investigating Impact of Plastic Pollution on Deep-Sea Organisms

Chemistry professor Dr. Heather Wiebe is pursuing her research with the help of a $120,000 NSERC Discovery Grant.Plastic pollution is reaching the deepest...

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VIU Professor Studies How Pandemic Affected Recreation Programming in the Yukon

Dr. Aggie Weighill is participating in a two-phase research project that aims to develop a more resilient, post-pandemic model of recreation delivery.How...

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BC Government announces support for VIU-developed drug checking technology

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is excited to share the news that the provincial government is providing $305,000 for HarmCheck – a cutting-edge drug-...

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Indigenous Youth Exploring Issues through VIU Art-based Literacy Project

VIU community-engaged research team working with youth to use art as a conduit for self-care, language learning and as a relationship-building tool.A team of...

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VIU Invites Community to Learn about Sustainable Development through Online Game

VIU receives $100,000 from the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program to continue promoting and advancing goals at the University...

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VIU Canada Research Chair Developing Tools to Inform Forest Recovery Initiatives

Dr. Sean Sloan will build on expertise in the field of forest management, wildfire dynamics, and satellite Earth observation to develop a new understanding of...

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VIU Undergraduate Student Publishes Research Paper in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Genevieve van der Voort was the lead author of the published research – a rare accomplishment for an undergraduate student.Genevieve van der Voort is...

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VIU Researcher Investigates Hospital Design Elements to Improve Employee Well-being

VIU researcher surveying Island Health employees working in Cowichan District Hospital to understand what physical architectural features make a difference in...

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VIU’s Milner Gardens Marks 20 Years as a Public Garden

Donated to VIU 25 years ago, the property is home to a range of educational activities, community events and research projects.From programs that connect...

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VIU Students Presenting Research and Creative Activity during CREATE Conference

WHAT: VIU virtual CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN:  April 12-15, 2021, various...