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May 2017

For information about the VIU Institute for Coastal Research please contact:

Dr Nicole Vaugeois, 

Associate Vice President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
Vancouver Island University (VIU) /
900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5

Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office, Building 305, Room 456
P: 250.740-6291 |


The Institute for Coastal Research at Vancouver Island University works towards further understanding of the cultural, economic, environmental and social dynamics of the B.C. coast through collaborative research, creative exploration, dialogue, engagement and education.  In doing so, we try to help guide human activities to bring the greatest good to coastal communities and ecosystems.   

Dr. Grant Murray has recently moved on from VIU to become a new Associate Professor at the Duke University Marine Lab in North Carolina.  Over the next six months, the VIU Research and Scholarly Activity Office will be connecting with the broader VIU community about next steps for the ICR.  We look forward to talking to you about that.  In the meantime, please contact Michele Patterson, ICR Coordinator, if you have any questions: By email to:  or by phone at: 250-740-6296

Thanks to:  Daniel Day, Brian Kingzett, Bill Pennell, Hussein Alidina and VIU’s Communications Department for photos.

Last updated Dec 15, 2015