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  • Podcast with Elvy Del Bianco, Program Manager, Co-operative Partnerships, Vancity Credit Union 

    Stack, Michelle; Del Bianco, Elvy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021-05-25)
    Michelle Stack asks Elvy Del Bianco from Vancity some key questions about the co-operative model, the economic viability of co-operatives and some advice for people who want to start a co-op.
  • Podcast with Josh Graham, Community Development Coordinator at Neill-Wycik Co-operative College 

    Stack, Michelle; Graham, Josh (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021-05-25)
    Michelle Stack asks Josh Graham about his experience of living in and governing one of the oldest student housing co-ops in Canada.
  • International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves - Volume 5, Issue 1 (2021)  

    Unknown author (VIU Press, 2021-04)
    Volume 5, Issue 1 of the International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
  • Getting to know the SDGs in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region 

    Vaugeois, Courtney; Hobkirk, Mandy; Vince, Brad; Gould, Victoria; Sakaki, Graham (VIU Press, 2021-04)
    This pilot project worked to review how the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR) is contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level. It is crucial that the SDGs are ...
  • Public opinion on designation of Korea DMZ as UNESCO biosphere reserve 

    Jung, Chanwoo; Kim, Yeji; Kurebayashi, Asuka; Lee, Wonju (VIU Press, 2021-04)
    The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which is home to numerous rare and endangered flora and fauna, has been protected from human interference and environmental disruption for almost 70 years. Several areas around the ...
  • The spotlight on youth: Young people as key stakeholders in biosphere reserves and the Man and the Biosphere Programme 

    Barraclough, Alicia Donnellan; Måren, Ingel Elisabeth; MAB Youth Consortia (VIU Press, 2021-04)
    Sustainable development has at his heart the mission to make our planet a life-sustaining place for future generations. Young stakeholders are key to sustainability transformations, both as active participants that ...
  • Plant phenology research and monitoring pilot project at Milner Gardens & Woodland 

    Pyett, Jessica R.; Klassen, Heather A.; Thelin, Larissa C. (VIU Press, 2021-04)
    Global climate is changing and its impacts can be seen throughout Vancouver Island. This research studies the relationships between climate and coastal plant phenological development in order to build our understanding ...
  • Wetland mapping and monitoring in the Regional District of Nanaimo 

    Tomlin, Haley; Ng-Cornish, Jenica; Pyett, Jessica; Vivani, Alanna; Gilchrist, Alan (VIU Press, 2021-04)
    Wetlands play a pivotal role within the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), including the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR), providing ecosystem services and significant value to the region. Wetlands in this ...
  • Navigating a new normal: Planning for resilient tourism on Vancouver Island 

    Burns, Hayley (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021-04)
    Tourism has been affected on a global scale due to the novel coronavirus. Governments of all levels are trying to navigate how to move forward with the tourism industry in order to support best practices whilst addressing ...
  • Teaching in the COVID-19 era: Understanding the opportunities and barriers for teacher agency 

    Ehren, M.C.M.; Madrid, R.; Romiti, Sara; Armstrong, P.W.; Fisher, Paige; McWhorter, D.L. (University of the Free State, 2021-03-12)
    The school closures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic created a rapid shift to alternative modes of educational delivery, primarily online learning and teacher-supported home-schooling. This shift has revealed deep ...
  • Future Plans - Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2021) 

    Unknown author (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    In this issue, you will find considerations on smart cities as a way to promote critical thinking of planning students, a deep dive into the development proformas of housing units at urban cores, and detailed discussions ...
  • How 'smart' are smart cities?: The case of Sidewalk Labs, Toronto 

    Alexander, Don (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    This article looks at the debate surrounding the smart city concept in theory and practice using the proposed Smart Labs development in Quayside, Toronto as a case study. My approach has been to familiarize myself with the ...
  • Corridor urbanism and the rise of the neighbourhood in the post-COVID city 

    Holland, Mark (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    In this paper, urban planner, development consultant and educator, Mark Holland, outlines a rethinking of urban structure that will be supercharged as we learn from the impacts of COVID 19 on our cities. The modern city ...
  • Generation urban: Financing family-friendly housing in Canada's urban centres 

    Agnello, Kristin N. (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    As municipalities across Canada are increasingly looking to attract families to their urban cores, and understanding of the ins and outs of development proformas is helpful to support newly constructed housing units that ...
  • Land as life: (Virtual) learning from Indigenous knowledge-keepers 

    Wager, Amanda; Martin, Georgina; Love, Rane; Thiessen, Becky (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Land as Life is a community-led and created undergraduate course in the Faculty of Xwulmuxw/Indigenous Studies at Vancouver Island University that has been running for 18 years. Every year it is planned and created by local ...
  • College calendars timeline 

    Unknown author (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The Malaspina College Calendar Collection Timeline showcases easily browsed, digitized calendar covers from Malaspina College & Malaspina University-College 1969-2003. Links at the bottom right of each image will take you ...
  • Nanaimo Pride Society timeline 

    Unknown author (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The Nanaimo Pride Society Timeline showcases easily browsed, digital artifacts from the Nanaimo Pride Society. Links at the bottom right of each image will take you to the full-text of the objects in the Nanaimo Pride ...
  • Nanaimo slides map 

    Unknown author (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    The Nanaimo Slide Collection Map showcases the various historical locations found in the Nanaimo Slide Collection. These digitized slides feature people and places in Nanaimo during the years 1875-1945.
  • Mitchell Prost from AMS, UBC on the potential student co-op housing on campus 

    Prost, Mitchell (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Building equitable, accessible and affordable campuses through Co-operatives. Webinars discussing co-operatives, what they are and how they could make for more equitable and accessible campus communities. Co-op webinar 1. ...
  • Dr. Cilla Ross, Principal of Cooperative College, talks about the history of co-ops 

    Ross, Cilla (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)
    Building equitable, accessible and affordable campuses through Co-operatives. Webinars discussing co-operatives, what they are and how they could make for more equitable and accessible campus communities. Co-op webinar 1. ...

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