VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Research & Scholarly Activity News

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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...

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Grant Funds Prototype of Resilience Education Video Game

VIU Professor Dr. Leigh Blaney receives $10,000 grant to develop Firefighter Edge, a video game that could help firefighters cope with stress and anxiety...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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VIU Professor Appointed to Reference Group for Review of Indigenous Research

Georgina Martin is the only BC representative to be elected to a national group responsible for providing direction on building mutually respectful...