SRCA is sponsoring a one-day Research and Creative Activity Symposium on Friday April 12, 2019. We would like to invite proposals from faculty and staff from across the institution to participate in this event to present and discuss the work they are involved in, but rarely have the opportunity to share. 

VIU Faculty and Staff are encouraged to mobilize their research and creative activity by delivering a 15 minute oral presentation followed by 5 minutes for feedback and discussion. Presentations will be scheduled on the Nanaimo campus and presenters from Cowichan and Powell River Campuses will be able to present at their home campus, if they prefer. The program will be developed and shared once we determine the number of presenters. If you would like to mobilize your knowledge in a format other than an oral presentation, contact to discuss your ideas, local 2984.

This call is intended to be inclusive of research and creative activity across all disciplines and contexts in order to gain insight into current and developing research taking place within the VIU regions. We want to have the opportunity to hear and discuss work that has been completed, work in progress, and projects being developed for the future.

Sessions will be organized around the seven themes in VIU’s Strategic Plan: Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity 2017 - 2022, including:

  • Health, Resilience and Well-Being
  • Integrated Sciences, Technology and Environment
  • Resilience of Island, Coastal and Rural Regions
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Social Change
  • Cultural, Heritage and Creative Expression
  • Equity, Diversity and Social Justice
  • Teaching and Learning

This symposium is not blind peer-reviewed, but is an opportunity to discuss ongoing research and creative activity in a supportive and moderated academic environment.

All submissions should be made online at by March 15, 2019 to allow time for the development of the program schedule. All participants will be notified of the time of their presentation by March 29th.

Questions about the symposium can be directed to Tanis Dagert, Community Liaison and Knowledge Mobilization Officer, local 2984 or 

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