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Scholarly Activity Database

This database is used to record scholarship, research and creativity activity of faculty and staff at VIU. Before adding your entries, please review the Hints on Entering Your Activities section below.

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Marshall Soules "Canada-Cuba image dialogue: social commentary in the public sphere" SSHRC 2007.




Hints on Entering Your Activities



The purpose of the Scholarly Activity Database is for faculty and staff to self-report their research and scholarly activities for use by the Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office and various groups and committees on campus. The Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office will use the data provided to compile the Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Annual Report.

Please do not include entries you do not want made public, or ensure your entry is sufficiently general so that you feel comfortable disclosing the information.

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Hints on Entering Your Activities

Your entries will be edited and formatted along with other faculty member entires for inclusion in the Internal Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Annual Report. As you can imagine, it is difficult to take entries from many writers and integrate them with a common voice. Hence, we have provided some hints on writing style, and given some examples -- good and bad. To give you an even better idea of what the Internal Research Report looks like, view our past published Research and Scholarly Activity Reports.


  • Use third person
  • Use past tense
  • Use plain, non-technical language that a lay person would understand
  • Keep entries concise and informative to reduce editing
  • Spell out acronyms
  • Include externally and internally funded projects
  • If published, where? If presented at conference, where?
  • Please provide a URL for further information if one is available


Scholarly Activity Report - (Good examples)

Mary VIU

In the Inferno: Developing a Framework for Best Practices in CISM
(Conference Presentation)
At a time when international debate over efficacy of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) has polarized the field, the interactive presentation reviewed the results of a field study of CISM programs in three British Columbia fire departments. Workshop participants heard what firefighters perceived to be important, relevant, and useful components of CISM. The study focused on firefighters, but outcomes were relevant to all CISM programs. The latter half of the workshop focused on the implications (theoretical, methodological, and organizational) of the research, and how the outcomes will contribute to the development of a "Best Practices" framework.

The Learning ConCourse- A Design Construct. for Online Learning
Recently completed (October 2003) Master's Thesis/Major Project for Royal Roads University's Masters of Distributed Learning (MADL) (program. The project investigated the application of appropriate mind technologies (learning scaffolds) and learning communities to the design of a hybrid learning opportunity. The resulting course -- EDTE 611 Instructional Design-Application of Educational Technologies – is currently being offered to the Post Baccalaureate Fifth- Year students in the VIU Education Program. The program design incorporated the concept of engaging a learning community toward student success in integrating technology into K-12 learning.


Alexandro Spinamala

Selections from the Girl's Own Paper 1880-1907.
In Spring 2004, Broadview Press will publish the anthology “Selections from the Girl's Own Paper 1880-1907,” a photographic reprint edition of articles on the new girl culture of the late nineteenth-century from one of the best-selling periodicals of the day.

Scholarly Activity Report - (Not So Good Examples)

Lazlo Sloth

Post Modern Existential Thematic Modes in the 21 Century Graphic Novel
Subordinates were analyzed and the semiotics perspectives were extrapolated. The deterministic, functional regularity or stability in a system can be established this way and then juxtaposed against countervailing trends.

Meaning Goes Empty
Using meta-system transition theory, the researchers established the adaptation of a cybernetic system to its environment by anticipation of possible perturbations. Recursive generators of predictions about the world and the self showed that the system compensated perturbations before they had the opportunity to damage the dynamic constructions.


Updated: March 17, 2017