Sturgeon Challenge Menu sitting beside stack of plates

What We've Done

What we've accomplished at the Centre for Seafood Innovation

We celebrated our grand opening in style with the Oyster Challenge. This exciting event challenged VIU culinary arts students to use oysters treated with high-pressure processing (HPP) for new recipes suitable for institutional settings. They excelled!

CSI also hosts monthly lunch-and-learns — Let’s Talk Seafood and eat it too! — bringing together industry and academic experts, VIU culinary students and seafood lovers from across the sectors. We launched these public education events to bring together local residents, the region’s shellfish aquaculture, and Vancouver Island University faculty and students — all while providing residents and students with opportunities to learn about the industry and teaching the public new ways to prepare seafood.

Project Ideas

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"The CSI is a great source of information. Debra has connected me to some very innovative thinkers and lets me know about relevant funding programs." Leona Humchitt, Climate Action Coordinator at Haiłzaqv Nation

"I am inspired by the amazing work you are doing to raise the profile of the seafood industry, and for all of your support for VIU students. Truly appreciated." Dr. Pam Shaw, Director, Master of Community Planning Program at Vancouver Island University