VIU Research looks to track spread of norovirus at sea — before it infects oysters

A Vancouver Island University professor is embarking on research to learn about norovirus in the marine environment, where it could batter the multimillion-dollar shellfish industry. Tim Green was recently awarded $300,000 to search for environmental markers that might indicate the presence of norovirus, and find ways to track its movement through the marine environment.  Read the article here… Also of interest VIU Receives $300,000 to Research Norovirus Contamination of Oysters  

VIU, Camosun partner to deliver career pathways trade program for Indigenous peoples

Vancouver Island University and Camosun College have partnered to deliver a new career pathways trades program for Indigenous peoples. The schools will receive nearly $1.4M over two years to create the ITA Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training initiative that will provide exploratory trades skills foundations courses to 160 participants.  Read more…..

BCBC | HUMAN CAPITAL LAW AND POLICY

THE CHANGING WORK ENVIRONMENT DEMANDS AN EVOLVING POST-SECONDARY ECOSYSTEM, VOLUME 9, ISSUE 2, SEPT 2019 British Columbia’s employers don’t need to be told they’re living in times of enormous complexity and constant disruption. Between artificial intelligence, the gig economy and constantly changing and advancing technologies, organizations of all kinds find the business terrain shifting incessantly under their feet.  Read the article…..

Deborah Saucier Next President of Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Deborah Saucier as the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. Saucier, who starts a five-year term on July 4, 2019, is an accomplished neuroscientist, dedicated educator and university administrator with a deep commitment to Indigenous education and reconciliation. Originally from Saskatoon with Métis heritage and connections to Vancouver Island through both her education and her family, Saucier comes to VIU from MacEwan University in Edmonton, where she has … Continued

Royal Roads University and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology sign memorandum of understanding

Victoria – Royal Roads University and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore how the institutions can work together to benefit students’ learning. The five-year MOU sets the foundation for collaboration between the institutions in research, academic programs and student and faculty exchanges.   Read more…

Canadians want better LMI they can find and understand

In 2018, LMIC launched a major public opinion research project  to better understand the diverse labour market information (LMI) needs of Canadians. The first phase of our release allows users to examine and interact with the survey’s main findings for five user groups. For each group, you can investigate how easy it is to find and understand LMI, as well as the top LMI needs and challenges.  Read more…….