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Biology Professor Investigating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Genes in Nanaimo Region

VIU’s Dr. Mercedes Hernandez is researching how common antibiotic-resistant genes are among bacteria from urban environments. Antibiotic resistance in...

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VIU Researcher Investigates Eco-Evolutionary Process of Bog Orchids

VIU Biology Professor Jasmine Janes has received a Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to help her research bog...

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VIU Provides Special Funding for COVID-19 Research Projects

The University’s Research Award Committee funds nine faculty coronavirus projects for a total of $40,782.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Research Award...

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Supporting Health-Care Professionals Suffering From Emotional Distress

VIU professor receives federal government grant to aid in the development of an innovative psychedelic medicine-assisted therapy program for the treatment of...

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Gender Symposium Shines Light on the History of Healing and Caring

VIU researchers received a $19,050 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant to host symposium.Vancouver Island University (VIU)...

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Air Quality Improves Across the Province During the COVID-19 Crisis

Vancouver Island University (VIU) student researchers see a dramatic decrease in air pollution levels due to reduced car and plane traffic.Restrictions imposed...

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Research Project Studies Impacts of Climate Change on Local Plant Species

Researchers are examining how plant life cycles are impacted by climate change in an effort to better inform land, resource and conservation management...

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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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