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A Day in the MABR July 10, 2020 - 9:18am

On Wednesday, July 8th, Pierce and I went out for an adventure in the MABR with Courtney and Mandy. We took this day as a great opportunity to explore some of the MABR’s 10 Amazing Places including Parksville Community Park, Rathtrevor Beach, and Top Bridge. 

Student Research Funding and Awards June 26, 2020 - 12:48pm
Research Team June 22, 2020 - 9:18am

Project Leads 


Research Director, MABRRI 

Vancouver Island University 

Lindsay McCunn, PhD

Director, Environmental Psychology Research Lab

Vancouver Island University

Sylvie Lafrenière, PhD

Professor, Sociology 

Vancouver Island University

Geraldine Manson 

Elder in Residence and Faculty 

Vancouver Island University 

Lindsay Chase

PhD Student, Geography

2020 Provost's SRCA Award Recipients June 22, 2020 - 11:07am

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The View from 2117 - Canadian Mountain Network June 22, 2020 - 9:55am

VIU and MABRRI have joined the University of Alberta and a handful of other universities across Canada as part of the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN). Over the next 3 years, starting in 2019, VIU will contribute to the CMN's research on mountain ecosystems.

Virtual Oyster Dissection June 3, 2020 - 3:17pm

Join us for our Ocean's Day Oyster Dissection from the comfort of your couch! Learn all about the oyster's life cycle, how we grow oysters at Deep Bay and we will also go over the oyster's anatomy with a live dissection! So join us on Monday June 8 at 1:30pm PDT!

Join us on Zoom! 

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Password: 071009

Meeting ID: 952 6802 9075

Virtual Amazing Adaptations June 3, 2020 - 3:10pm

Join us for our World Ocean's Day Virtual Amazing Adaptations! We'll be talking all things adaptations as we check in on our touch tank critters! So join us on zoom to see what helps our sea stars, urchins and hermit crabs thrive in their habitat. So join us from the comfort of your couch on Monday June 8th at 11 am PST.

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Meeting ID: 965 9156 5639

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC June 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
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CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC June 3, 2020 - 12:58pm
Pro-D Feedback -- CREATE in the Classroom May 27, 2020 - 4:57pm
MABRRI Staff May 15, 2020 - 3:51pm

MABRRI has an amazing team of Project Coordinators, Full-time Research Assistants, and Student Research Assistants. We value our team members as they help with ongoing projects and daily operational tasks.

Creating a Supportive Environment for Graduate Students May 13, 2020 - 11:27am

Graduate students need scholarly, financial and social supports to make sure their experience at VIU sets them on the best path to move forward in life.  Join these four experienced graduate student mentors in a panel as they discuss their reflections on being a graduate student mentor at a primarily undergraduate focussed university. Led by Joanne Schroeder, Erik Krogh, Rachel Moll and Pam Shaw

I’m Funded, Now What? May 13, 2020 - 11:25am

If you’re a recipient of an internal funding award, this session is for you.  We will cover the process to access your funding, hire students or other research personnel, inform you of researcher obligations and expectations, and cover best practices and tips for managing your internal funding. Led by Shelley Lumsden, Rebecca Ramsey and Tamara MacNeil

Conducting Research and Scholarly Activity During a Pandemic: VIU’s COVID-19 Guidelines, What You Need to Know May 13, 2020 - 11:23am

The COVID 19 outbreak has impacted how faculty and students can engage in scholarship, research and creative activity. Join this session to learn about VIU’s guidelines for conducting research during the pandemic. Led by Nicole Vaugeois and Chris Turner

Organizing and Presenting at Online Conferences May 13, 2020 - 11:21am

Recent global conditions have yielded a unique set of limitations that have changed and cancelled many national and international conferences.  A few have opted for a completely online presence to accommodate the needs of the scientific community.  Recent experiences in this arena by several VIU faculty, across a range of disciplinary backgrounds, will be presented. Led by Whitney Wood, Chris Gill and Tim Green

Research Data- Best Practices for Management and Stewardship May 20, 2020 - 9:43am

What is Data Management and why is it important?  Attend this session to learn how to create a data management plan, how to share your data in a data repository, and to find out what new requirements are being set by Canadian and international funding agencies. This session is a collaboration between the VIU library and SRCA. Led by Bettina Ruhstein and Dana MacFarland

Community Engagement 101: Principles and Best Practices May 13, 2020 - 11:18am

Universities across Canada are recognizing the power of community engagement to enhance learning and research. However, campus-community engagement must put the needs and priorities of the community first. By linking community needs and resources with academic needs and resources, campus-community engagement can foster social and civic engagement through mutually beneficial initiatives. Join the discussion and contribute to a shared understanding of best practices and principles for fostering effective campus-community engagement. Led by Tanis Dagert

REB Information Session May 13, 2020 - 11:16am

The Research Ethics Board (REB) will be hosting an information session and Q&A. The session will cover the REB’s purpose and responsibility, application and review process, expected timelines, and tips for ensuring efficient and speedy ethical review. Faculty and students engaged in research involving human participants are encouraged to attend.  Led by Chris Turner.

Working Smarter Not Harder: Tips for Embedding your Research into the Classroom May 13, 2020 - 11:15am

These professors have found time-saving tips to enable them to pursue an active research program while at a teaching focused university. Aggie, Garrett, Farhad and Sarah will explain how they use case studies, field schools, and even engage whole classes in their research at VIU. Led by Aggie Weighill, Garrett Stone, Farhad Moghimehfar, Sarah Carruthers