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Friday, April 13 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
VIU Faculty Research & Creative Activity Symposium

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The Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office is sponsoring a one-day Faculty Research and Creative Activity Symposium on Friday, April 13th during VIU’s first annual Research Week.

The symposium is inclusive of scholarship, research and creative activity across all disciplines and contexts and provides an opportunity to share and gain insight into current and developing research taking place by VIU faculty and staff, in a supportive academic environment. Presenters will be provided with 15 minutes to deliver their message followed by an additional 5 minutes for discussion.

Join us for an informative day of meeting, listening, learning &  discussing!

Presentation Schedule
Location:  B305 Room 507 ‘BoardRoom’ & https://zoom.us/j/100668517

9:00am Welcome
9:10am Lindsay McCunn: Environmental Psychology Research at VIU
9:30am Robert Depriest: Examining the Importance of Transitional Supports that Foster Cultural (Re-)Connectedness Among Indigenous Youth Leaving Care
9:50am Marti Harder & Piera Jung: What matters - views of older adults residing in central Vancouver Island
10:10am Ross Desprez: The Continuing Tradition of Folk Music as a Tool of Historical Archive and Community Builder
10:30am Break
10:50am  Eliza GardinerPrison Theatre: Antigone at William Head Institution
11:10am Kenneth Chooi:The Green Point Project: A Sustainable Journey
11:30am Jean Blackburn & Dana McFarland: Getting your article into the right journal: "Think, Check, Submit"
11:50am Raymond Penner: The motion of a curling rock
12:10pm Break
12:40pm Alison Taplay & Susanne Green: Engaging New Voices in Research for Social Change
1:00pm  John Predyk: The impact of the 'BC Artisans at Work' model in BC on visitor experience, business performance, & economic activity.
1:20pm Richard Lane: (Machine) Reading One Million Texts: Technological Innovation through Topic Modelling in the Digital Humanities
1:40pm Frank LoPinto: Broadcasting Digital Content to Remote Communities
2:00pm John Predyk & Nicole Vaugeois,Canada’s food artisans: Understanding an emerging economic sector
2:20pm  Eric DemersThe VIU Bird Banding Project
2:40pm Jerome Lesemann: Water beneath our feet: mapping groundwater for improved management of an essential resource.
3:00pmWrap-Up

Speakers
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11:10am Kenneth Chooi

The Green Point Project: A Sustainable Journey. Theme: Resilience of Island, Coastal & Rural Regions
This presentation explores the concept of Sustainability through a living lab project. The Green Point Project is located in an ecological sensitive environment, a significant first nations archeological site, a Garry Oak reserve and is part of the Cowichan Bay/Estuary. It is home... Read More →
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2:20pm Eric Demers

The VIU Bird Banding Project. Theme: Integrated Sciences, Technology & Environment
Concerns have been raised about the decline of many of Canada's bird populations. Over the last 40 years, almost half of all bird species in Canada have decreased in abundance, and some groups have experienced severe declines (75-95% since 1970). Conservation of these species can... Read More →
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9:30am Robert Depriest

Examining the Importance of Transitional Supports that Foster Cultural (Re-)Connectedness Among Indigenous Youth Leaving Care. Theme: Health, Resilience & Well-Being.
Utilizing Indigenous research methodologies, this research seeks to examines what (if any) importance might culturally-informed transitional support have on Indigenous youth aging-out/transitioning-out of care in BC. Robert identifies as an emerging Anishinaabe researcher and scholar... Read More →
1A

10:10 am Ross Desprez

The Continuing Tradition of Folk Music as a Tool of Historical Archive and Community Builder. Theme: Cultural, Heritage & Creative Expression
Folk music has always been used to pass news from one group to another, to catalogue the events and at the same time by the very act of singing the songs build a sense of community. In his work as a Theatre Artist and Musician Ross Desprez uses this ancient formula to create pieces... Read More →
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10:50am Eliza Gardiner

Engaging New Voices in Research for Social Change, Prison Theatre: Antigone at William Head Institution. Theme: Equity, Diversity & Social Justice.
At William Head Institution from March to November, 2017, I directed a courageous cast and crew of federal offenders in a theatre project offered at the minimum-security facility located at near Metchosin, BC. Canada’s only inmate-run theatre program celebrated its 56th production... Read More →
1A

12:40pm Alison Taplay & Susanne Green

Engaging New Voices in Research for Social Change. Theme: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Social Change
Our community partner, Inclusion Powell River Society (iPR), will recreate K-Lumet, a manufacturing company established in Europe that employs only people who have disabilities, to be an inclusive social enterprise designed to address barriers to employment for people with intellectual... Read More →
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9:50 am Marti Harder & Piera Jung

What matters - views of older adults residing in central Vancouver Island. Theme: Health, Resilience & Well-Being.
This community-based research explores what matters most in everyday life to older adults living independently in the community,   Through this descriptive qualitative study, using case study methods, the authentic voices of adults, over 70 years of age, in the Central Vancouver... Read More →
1R

1:20pm Richard Lane

(Machine) Reading One Million Texts: Technological Innovation through Topic Modelling in the Digital Humanities. Theme: Innovation, Entrpreneurship & Social Change
In our world of big data ”extremely large data sets that are beyond the capacity of human readability” the automation of data analysis is essential for research breakthroughs (such as NASA™s recent Kepler data analysis using neural networks, which in turn lead to the discovery... Read More →
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2:40pm Jerome Lesemann

Water beneath our feet: mapping groundwater for improved management of an essential resource. Theme: Integrated Sciences, Technology & Environment
Many Vancouver Island communities rely on groundwater as their primary supply of drinking water. Sustainable management of this resource is essential to the prosperity, health, and development of this region. Few people recognize that the ground beneath our feet is a gigantic reservoir... Read More →
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1:40pm Frank LoPinto

Broadcasting Digital Content to Remote Communities. Theme: Innovation, Entrpreneurship & Social Change.
Pixelstream communications is a technology that uses visible images to convey digital information. Displaying these images on television creates a new form of mass communication which broadcasts pure data instead of just audio or video.  We will  demonstrate the technology and discuss... Read More →
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9:10am Lindsay McCunn

Theme: Health, Resilience & Well-Being, Environmental Psychology Research at VIU
Environmental psychology is a relatively new sub-field of psychology that centres on the transactions between people and environments. Environments studied range from large- and small-scale natural areas to a variety of built settings. The new Environmental Psychology Research Lab... Read More →
1J

11:30am Jean Blackburn & Dana McFarland

Getting your article into the right journal: "Think, Check, Submit". Theme: Other
Library faculty Jean and Dana will give a brief overview of important considerations in getting your article published in the right journal for your purpose. This will include:- Selecting a journal that connects with your intended audience (topical, Open Access, etc.)- Recognizing... Read More →
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11:50am Raymond Penner

The Motion of a Curling Rock. Theme: Other
The motion of a curling rock was first looked at scientifically in 1924. Since then there have been many attempts to explain why a curling rock curls the way it does. As of now there is no accepted mechanism to explain its behavior. The presentation will look at the most recent work... Read More →
1J

1:00pm John Predyk

The impact of the 'BC Artisans at Work' model in BC on visitor experience, business performance, & economic activity. Theme: Innovation, Entrpreneurship & Social Change
Economusee’  is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 in Quebec, Canada which now includes over 70 Artisans from across Canada and Europe.  The model promotes the preservation of traditional knowledge and local entrepreneurship by utilizing cultural tourism to showcase artisans... Read More →
2J

2:00pm John Predyk & Nicole Vaugeois

Canada’s food artisans: Understanding an emerging economic sector. Theme: Innovation, Entrpreneurship & Social Change
This research presentation will describe a study that aims to identify and map the emerging food artisan economy in Canada and invite VIU collaborators to engage in the development of a SSHRC Insight Grant to expand the project. The past decade has seen a re-emergence of artisans... Read More →
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9:00am Welcome

Overview of the Day Ahead
Note: If you are off-campus and would like to view the proceedings link to: HiNote: Off campus participants can view the proceedings by linking here: https://zoom.us/j/100668517The Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office is sponsoring a one-day Faculty Research and Creative Activity Symposium on Friday, April 13th during VIU’s first annual Research Week.This symposium is inclusive of scholarship, research and creative activity across all discipline... Read More →