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About Research at VIU

The Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office at VIU supports and assists faculty and students in applying for and administering research grants and awards. We also strive to develop the region's social, economic, and scholarly contributions and evaluate the possibilities for community-engaged research and partnership opportunities. This site will provide you with information about research activities, services, personnel, important documents, resources and statistics.

Research Office Staff

Where to Find Us


Role of the Research Office

Statistics and Fast Facts


Policies and Guidelines Governing Research
Events and Workshops

Archived Handouts and Presentations

Scholarly Activity Database

Internal Grants and Leaves Awarded

Active External Research Grants and Awards

Research Centres, Institutes & Facilities

Reports and Planning Documents

"VIU and the other B.C. Universities are, and will remain, institutions focused on teaching, learning and service to the community. Faculty and students are involved in research and other forms of scholarship and professional activity because they sharpen that focus."
From the Research Scholarship Working Group Report

.Chemistry Lab at VIU Nanaimo Campus VIU Nanaimo Campus Shelfish Research Project