Open to the Public

The Faculty of Science and Technology is proud to re-host its popular lecture series which will run every Wednesday starting January 16th through to April 11th 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, VIU Building 355, Room 203.  The lecture series is an opportunity for our Science and Technology faculty, local and international scientists to engage our VIU faculty, students and community in ongoing research, and science initiatives occurring in our regional and local coastal communities.

This website will be updated regularly through the lecture series.  Please contact Jennifer or Tim if you have any questions.

Jennifer Dawson  
Jennifer.Dawson-coates@viu.ca
250 753-3245 (local 2370)

Dr. Tim Stokes
Tim.Stokes@viu.ca
250 250 752-3245 (local 2004)

Wednesday January 17, 2018     johnston.pdf    

When did Vancouver Island join North America? Using micro-scale mineral grains from deformed rocks to unravel crustal-scale tectonic events of the Jurassic

Sandra Johnstone, Department of Earth Science, Vancouver Island University

Hosted by Dr. Tim Stokes, Department of Earth Science, Vancouver Island University 

Wednesday January 24, 2018     pixelstream_poster.pdf

Broadcasting Digital Content to Remote Communities

Dr. Frank Lopinto, Department of Computing Science, Vancouver Island University

Hosted by Gara Pruesse, Professor and Chair, Department of Computing Science, Vancouver Island University 

Wednesday January 31, 2018     roberti.pdf

Hazards from large mass movements at Mt Meager volcano, Canada

Gioachino Roberti, PhD candidate, Simon Fraser University (Canada) and Univeristé Clermont Auvergne (France).

Hosted by Dr. Tim Stokes, Department of Earth Science, Vancouver Island University 

Wednesday February 7, 2018 difrancesco_7feb2018.pdf        

We aim for the stars: a look at Canada’s ambitious astronomy goals

Dr James di Francesco, Associate Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada

Hosted by Janeane MacGillivray, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vancouver Island University 

Wednesday February 14, 2018     schwantje.pdf

Sharing Spaces - Zoonotic Diseases in BC 

Dr. Helen Schwantje, Wildlife Management Unit, Province of British Columbia

Hosted by Dr. Liz Gillis, Professor and Cho-chair, Department of Resource Management and Protection, Vancouver Island University

Wednesday February 21, 2018     flager_and_keller.pdf

The DIEM Project: How an island community is mapping nature for conservation and sustainable land use planning  

Eve Flager and Lannie Keller, Discovery Islands Ecosystem Mapping Project

Hosted by Dr. Tim Stokes, Department of Earth Science, Vancouver Island University 

Wednesday March 7, 2018     arkos.pdf   

The great American eclipse: the total solar eclipse of 2017

Dr. Greg Arkos, Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, Vancouver Island University

Hosted by Dr. Brian Dick, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, Vancouver Island University

Wednesday March 14, 2018     polinski.pdf

Assessing the threat of Piscine reovirus to BC salmon:  A look into the pathogenesis and biology of PRV in British Columbia

Dr. Mark Polinski, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Hosted by Dr. Spencer Russell, Professor, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Vancouver Island University

Wednesday March 21, 2018     daniels.pdf

Wildfire 2017: Causes, Consequences and Solutions to a Wicked Problem    

Dr. Lori Daniels, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia

Hosted by Bill Beese, Professor, Forestry Department, Vancouver Island University

March 28, 2018     davey_and_richards.pdf 

Atmospheric Chemical Mapping: Development of a Mobile Air Quality Research Vehicle    

Dr. Nick Davey and Larissa Richards, Department of Chemistry, Vancouver Island University

Hosted by Erik Krogh, Professor, Chemistry Department, Vancouver Island University 

April 4, 2018   michele.pdf 

Atlantic salmon aquaculture in BC:  New research into social-cultural characteristics of the sector

Michele Patterson, PhD Candidate, University of Victoria and Instructor, Department of Geography, Vancouver Island University

April 11, 2018     mccunn.pdf 

Exploring the Science of Environmental Psychology    

Dr. Lindsay McCunn, Department of Psychology, Vancouver Island University

Hosted by Dr. Tim Stokes, Department of Earth Science, Vancouver Island University 

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