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Vancouver Island University CARES: Collaborative Applied Research & Engagement Feb. 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in the VIU CARES: Collaborative Applied Research Engagement Symposium

The symposium, held on Thursday, Feb. 18th, was attended by over 70 participants throughout the day and featured presentations, panel discussions, and Pecha Kucha videos about projects supported through VIU's Regional Initiatives Fund (RIF) that has enabled collaborative applied research on community planning with Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners, air and water quality, affordable housing, fish health and habitat, marmots, tourism, impacts of COVID-19, and more. Check out the recorded Pecha Talks on VIUTube here:

VIU CARES is an online (via Zoom) symposium that was held on Thursday, February 18th during Reading Week and featured presentations and panel discussions about projects supported through VIU's Regional Initiatives Fund (RIF). 

The RIF is a partnership with the Province of British Columbia and the Real Estate Foundation of BC to enable communities of Vancouver Island to collaborate on community-based research projects with VIU Faculty and students.

Since its inception in 2017, VIU has engaged with over 100 partners and leveraged over 2.4 million dollars in funding via the Regional Initiatives Fund. This funding has enabled collaborative applied research on community planning with Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners, air and water quality, affordable housing, fish health and habitat, marmots, tourism, impacts of COVID-19, and more. Projects directly respond to community needs and promote innovative and sustainable solutions while at the same time providing meaningful involvement in applied research to over 300 students.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 Final Agenda: rif-symposium-final-agenda-feb-17.pdf

View the RIF CARES Program

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