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Using technology to support Indigenous data sovereignty

Dr. Shanna Lorenz, VIU’s 2022 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Indigenous Studies, is working with Indigenous communities on a data gathering app....

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Severe fire activity declines in Equatorial Asia

Research led by VIU’s Dr. Sean Sloan finds wildfire activity less severe today than in early 2000s, particularly in managed landscapes.Fires have become less...

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5 Questions with Kelly Black

Kelly Black, a Vancouver Island University Adjunct History Professor, received the Anne and Philip Yandle Best Article Award from the BC Historical...

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Alum of the Month: Dr. Serene Kerpan

When Dr. Serene Kerpan returned to Vancouver Island University this fall to teach and conduct research in the Kinesiology program, she was joining professors...

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VIU research projects receive funding boost

BC government invests in three projects with conservation and resource management themes.Vancouver Island University (VIU) is pleased to receive funding from...

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VIU researchers measure methane at Alberni Valley Landfill

Student researchers gain valuable hands-on experiences while helping to fight climate change.Methane is more potent than carbon dioxide and reducing or...

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VIU Adjunct Professor’s research seeks to improve perinatal, neonatal services in Nunavut village

Dr. Patricia Johnston has been awarded a $500K grant from the Canadian Institute of Health research for her project.­­Vancouver Island University (VIU) Adjunct...

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How did COVID-19 affect recreation programing in the Yukon?

A research project aims to develop a more resilient, post-pandemic model of recreation delivery in the territory.How COVID-19 impacted people in rural and...

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VIU students create community exhibit at Nanaimo Museum

Exhibit, which explores the history behind some of city’s more unusual street names, runs until June 25.Nanaimo is home to many streets with less-than-common...

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VIU hosts conference on the environment and young people’s literature and culture

The Assembling Common Worlds conference, held at VIU’s Nanaimo campus from June 10 to 12, will explore concepts of the human relationship with nature in youth...