• Wetland Practice Field Day 1

    Wetland Practice Field Day

    Today the MABRRI research team loaded all of their gear in the VIU truck and headed north to Parksville B.C, in search of the Ermineskin wetland nature park. Ermineskin wetland is the first wetland that we have decided to recce in preparation for our wetland mapping project, which is a project...

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  • Eelgrass Mapping Practice Field Day 1

    Eelgrass Mapping Practice Field Day

    Today  we, the MABRRI research assistants, headed out to Englishman and Little Qualicum River estuaries. These estuaries are the areas being surveyed this summer by MABRRI for the presence of eelgrass. To start the day we loaded up the VIU Truck and set off for the Englishman River Estuary. Upon...

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  • BCLSS LakeKeepers Course 1

    BCLSS LakeKeepers Course

    The MABRRI team (Graham, Sarah, Ryan, Nelson, Mike, Kayla, and Amanda) recently participated in a BCLSS LakeKeepers Course, which was hosted by MABRRI here on campus. This 2-day course consisted of a variety of topics that covered lake ecology, limnology 101, how to organize a stewardship group,...

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  • Wetlandkeepers Course

    Parksville WetlandKeepers Course

    The MABRRI team (Mike, Amanda, Kayla, Nelson and Graham) recently participated in a three-day wetland stewardship course hosted by the BC Wildlife Federation. Topics covered in the course included wetland classification, mapping, monitoring, and plant/wildlife survey techniques. On the first day of...

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  • Sarah & Kayla manning the MABR display.

    RDN Water Day (Nanaimo)

    A group of dedicated MABRRI students set up and manned a MABR display as part of the RDN's first Water Day event in Nanaimo. This was a fun family-friendly event in which several organizations came together to share information and experiences about one of our most precious resources - water. Some...

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  • Exploring the beach.

    My Transit Journey to Qualicum Beach

    Thursday 17th March 2016 was a beautiful sunny 10 degrees day and I decided to work outdoors rather than staying indoors as an intern. I embarked on a trip to Qualicum beach and its environments. The interesting thing is that I used my semester bus pass without having to pay extra charges on the...

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  • Meet Ola, Our Marketing Intern

    Meet Ola, our Marketing Intern

    My Name is Olayinka Fadayiro (call me “Ola”). I’m an MBA student at Vancouver Island University (VIU) and doing my internship with the MABR as the new Marketing and Development Assistant. I’ll be working full time with the MABR from January to April 2016, assisting the MABR’s Communications...

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  • Mapping Parksville's Wetlands 1

    Mapping Parksville's Wetlands

    MSc. Environment & Management, CLGA, Christopher M. Stephens Consulting, Master of Community Planning Student at VIU Wetlands are among our most valuable natural assets within the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region, and some of the rarest and most at risk. Through a joint effort by the Mid...

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  • Working at the Qualicum Beach Museum 1

    Working at the Qualicum Beach Museum

    If you’re surprised that Qualicum Beach has a museum, you’re not alone. Tucked away on 587 Beach Road, the museum is one of the area’s hidden treasures. Rich in cultural history and packed with exciting exhibits, the museum is located beside the original powerhouse that supplied electricity...

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  • Community Course: The Biosphere Region in Your Backyard 1

    Community Course: The Biosphere Region in Your Backyard

    On September 26th at Milner Gardens & Woodland, staff from MABRRI (Pam, Graham, Monica, Mike, and Ryan) hosted the Biosphere Region in Your Backyard community course. The course was designed to be an introductory lesson of the history, physical/human geography and environmental issues in the...

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