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2015-2016 Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Highlights

  • Nicole Vaugeois is successful in receiving a SSHRC Connection Grant for her project "Where is here: small cities, deep mapping and sustainable futures". VIU coapplicants and collaborators include Pam Shaw and Alanna Williams.
  • Congratulations to the recent Research Fund and Community Engagement Accelerator Grant award recipients. A full listing can be found on the Internal Grants & Leaves Awarded web page.
  • Imogene Lim is a successful coapplicant on a SSHRC Insight Grant lead by John Price from the University of Victoria exploring "Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: race, indigeneity and the transpacific"
  • VIU Student Travel and Conference, Jessica Wilde Conference Participation and Stephanie Buckingham Conference Funds granted for students presenting and attending workshops, conferences and colloquia. Congratulations to the 16 students awarded funds.
  • Brian Kingzett receives funding from Tides Canada to work on the "Aquaculture Assessment for Cultural/Economic Zones of NVI Marine Plan" project.
  • Bill Floyd, Research Hydrologist/Adjunct Faculty Member receives financial support from the Government of Canada through the federal Department of the Environment to conduct research on "British Columbia Central Coast High Elevation Weather Station Network".
  • Brian Kingzett and Sarah Dudas undertake research on "Restoration of the Olympia Oyster, recruitment, assessment and monitoring emerging threats to recovery in British Columbia" with the financial support of the Government of Canada as part of the National Conservation Plan.
  • Lev Idels was successful in securing funds from the NSERC Discovery Development Grant to continue his research titled "Dynamics of nonlinear nonautonomous systems with delays and applications".
  • Cheryl Warsh received a SSHRC Connection Grant in support of her Alcohol Tobacco & Drug Use History, Policy and Regulation Symposium - November 5-7, 2015 at VIU.
  • Danielle Alphonse and Linda McDonell were awarded funding from the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network to undertake research on "Creating effective, high-quality transition experiences for young Aboriginal children and their families".
  • Congratulations to Cheryl Warsh in receiving funding from the Associated Medical Services (AMS) in support of the completion of the biography for "Frances Oldham Kelsey, M.D., Ph.D.: From Cobble Hill to the FDA".
  • Coordinated through CLIP, VIU has joined the World Remembers project with other institutions worldwide in broadcasting the names of WWI fallen in an.  The event starts on Sunday, October 4, with a community gathering hosted by VIU, with President Ralph Nilson, on Thursday, October 8.
  • Congratulations to Katie Davidson, a recent graduate from Biology who received a Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation award in recognition of her research potential.
  • Congratulations to the faculty who submitted successful proposals for VIURAC funding in response to the March 2015 call for submissions.
  • Congratulations to this year's summer NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipients: Abbi Adams (Biology) working with Chris Gill on "Measurement of Vitamin -D by CP-MIMS"; Raquel Greiter Loerzer (Biology) working with Sarah Dudas on "Aspects of Tray Design for Sea Cucumber Aquaculture"; Caitlin Smith (Biology) working with Helen Gurney-Smith on "Impact of changing ocean conditions on the immune status of marine shellfish"; Gregory Vandergrift (Biology) working with Chris Gill on "Condensed Phase Membrane Introduction Mass Spectrometry - Direct Electron Ionization"; Darien Yeung (Computer Science) "Real-time mobile mass spectrometry data processing"
  • Helen Gurney-Smith hosting a Climate Change and Aquaculture Conference in Campbell River, June 24-25. Funding provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Partnership Workshop Grant.
  • Erik Krogh and Chris Gill received funds from the Fraser Basin Council, BC CLEAR Research Fund for mapping temporal and spatial variations in air quality using real-time mobile mass spectrometry.
  • Helen Gurney-Smith receives funds from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Engage Grant ┬áto do research on the genetic characterization of scallop broodstock populations to support industry development.

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Updated: March 8, 2016