VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Research & Scholarly Activity News

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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...

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BC Government Announces Support for Development of a Food Hub at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station

The BC government has announced support for the development of new food hubs to strengthen food security on the island, including a new Seafood Innovation...

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Scholarly Article Sheds Light on Whether Island Wolverines are a Distinct Subspecies

Through DNA analysis, VIU researchers determined that Vancouver Island wolverines are not a distinct subspecies from those found on the mainland in North...

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VIU Nursing Professor Receives Financial Support to Continue Resilience Research

Support from BC’s health research funding agency will enable Dr. Shannon Dames to focus on further developing a resilience-focused, psychedelic-assisted mental...