The Faculty Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office is sponsoring a one-day Faculty Research and Creative Activity symposium on Friday April 12, 2019. We would like to invite proposals from faculty from across the institution to participate in this event to present and discuss the work they are involved in but rarely have opportunity to share with each other, community members or our students. 

Faculty are encouraged to mobilize their scholarship, research and creative activity by delivering an oral presentation. These presentations will be scheduled at various locations on the Nanaimo campus on Friday. Presenters from Cowichan and Powell River Campuses will be able to present at their home campus if they prefer, and all sessions will be broadcast via digital conferencing. Presenters will be provided with 15 minutes to deliver their message with an additional 5 minutes for discussion with the audience. The program will be developed and shared once we determine the number of presenters. If faculty would like to mobilize their knowledge in a format other than an oral presentation, they are encouraged to contact Tanis Dagert to discuss their ideas.

This call is intended to be inclusive of scholarship, research and creative activity across all disciplines and contexts whereby the campus communities can gain insight into current and developing research taking place by VIU faculty. Of particular interest, and aligned with VIU’s current academic and strategic research plans, we are interested in learning about studies being done by interdisciplinary research teams and initiatives taking place within the VIU region. We want to have the opportunity to hear and discuss work that is has been completed, those that are in progress and those that are being proposed in the future.  Scholarly activity that is developing or not fully formed is encouraged. 

Sessions will be organized around the seven themes in VIU’s strategic scholarship, research and creative activity plan and as such, will incorporate a mix of disciplines from across campus moderated by a faculty member.  This symposium is not blind peer-reviewed but is an opportunity to discuss ongoing research and creative activity in a supportive academic environment.

All submissions should be made online at by March 11, 2019 to allow time for the development of the program schedule. All participants will be notified of the time of their presentation by March 15th. Questions about the symposium can be directed to Tanis Dagert, Community Liaison and Knowledge Mobilization Officer at

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