Lecture Series

The popular VIU Science and Technology Community Lecture Series is back for the Spring term and is on every Wednesday  January 16, 2019 through to April 10, 2019.  The lectures will be in Room 203, Building 355 from 7.00-8.00 pm with refreshments at 6.45 pm.

The lecture series is an opportunity for our Science and Technology faculty, as well as local and international scientists to engage with the broader VIU faculty, students and community in ongoing research and science initiatives that are 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@viu.ca 250-753-3245, Ext. 2370

Dr. Tim Stokes Tim.Stokes@viu.ca 250-752-3245, Ext. 2004

January 16, 2019 - Marine Heatwaves and Infectious Diseases: Implications for Shellfish Aquaculture and Food Security by Dr Timothy Green


January 23, 2019 - Sea Level Change and Early Post-Glaciation Archaeology on the Northwest Coast by Daryl Fedje


January 30, 2019 - Saving the Starry Night: What Cities Need to Know About Light Pollution by Lindsay Malbon   


February 6, 2019 - An Introduction to Wildlife Trade: The “Good”, the “Bad”, and the “Ugly” by Ernie Cooper


February 13, 2019 - PREDICT - Searching for the Virus that Could Cause the Next Pandemic by Dr David McIver


February 20, 2019 - Reading the Fossil Tea Leaves: New Perspectives from BC’s Eocene Floras by Dr. David Greenwood


March 6, 2019 - 'Clean Coal… VIU Style: Green Second Life for Former Mine Workings Legacy' by Jeff Quibell


March 13, 2019 - Can Conservation Efforts to Save Endangered Species be Improved with DNA? by Dr. Jamie Gorrell


March 20, 2019 - VIU Bird Banding Project: Engaging Students in Research by Dr Eric Demers


March 27, 2019 - When the Unexpected Happens: Impact of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) Outbreak on VIU’s Feral Rabbit Population by Dr Elizabeth Gillis


April 3, 2019 - Airborne Measurements of Atmospheric Chemistry in a Changing Arctic Climate by Dr Megan Willis


April 10, 2019 - Modelling and Measurement of Particulate Matter Air Pollution by Dr Peter Jackson


Past Schedules for S&T Lecture Series