VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Research & Scholarly Activity News

news image

VIU Researchers Examining Genetics of Canada Lynx

Data could help governments and wildlife conservation groups understand how climate change might impact the life cycles of the Canada lynx and other species in...

news image

VIU Researchers Investigating Effects of Heat Waves on Marine Animals

Three VIU Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture researchers are leading an investigation on the effects of heat waves, due to climate change, on marine...

news image

Researchers Developing "Game-Changing" Methods to Measure Contaminants

VIU acquiring first high-resolution mass spectrometry instrument of its kind in the central Vancouver Island region thanks to grants from the Canada Foundation...

news image

Researchers Developing a Better User Interface for Historical Archive

VIU researchers are mapping historical data contained in the Canadian Letters and Images Project and creating a sophisticated interface so scholars, students...

news image

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...

news image

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...

news image

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...

news image

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...

news image

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)...

news image

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...