VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Research & Scholarly Activity News

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Citizen Scientists Asked to Look for Plants and Animals during Annual MABR BioBlitz

Event participants can make observations anywhere within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region, whether that’s in their backyard or a community park.People can...

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VIU’s CREATE Conference Showcases Student Research and Creative Activity

WHAT: VIU CREATE Conference – a celebration of student scholarship, research and creative activityWHEN: April 4-8, 2022, various timesWHERE: VIU...

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VIU Welcomes Award-winning Researcher and Neuroscientist

Dr. Sandy Shultz has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award to continue his research at VIU.Improving treatment for people with...

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Open House Showcases Research Initiatives in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere

WHAT: Regional Research, Stewardship and Citizen Science Open HouseWHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2-8 pmWHERE: Qualicum Beach Civic CentreAnyone...

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Microplastics Exposed to Sunlight Can Change their Behaviour in the Environment

VIU alum Misha Zvekic’s research on microplastics and the effects of exposure to light was recently published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.Microplastics...

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VIU Psychology Student Researching Stress, Resilience in Romantic Relationships of Firefighters

Emmerson Pollard is investigating how romantic relationships impact firefighters’ ability to cope with stress.Whether it’s work-related stress, a family issue...

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Vancouver Island Marmot Breeding Program is Preserving the Genetic Diversity of the Species

VIU alum Kimberley Barrett publishes a research paper in an esteemed international journal that promotes conservation of biodiversity.The Vancouver Island...

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VIU Researcher Developing Precise Chemical Tests Requiring Minutes Instead of Hours

Chemistry Professor Dr. Chris Gill receives a $240,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant to pursue research.For two decades, Dr...

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VIU Researchers Investigate Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Services Sector

The research took place over 18 months.An increased focus on work-life balance and the retention of hybrid service delivery options are just two of the...

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Alum of the Month: Kevin Gourlay

On the last day of a week-long survey this summer in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island University (VIU) alum Kevin Gourlay made a remarkable...