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  • Publication . Research . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Chumsa-Jones, James;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    Summary of the Reserve mine. https://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/3201/ChumsaJones-Reserve.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

  • Publication . Article . 2018 . Embargo End Date: 26 Feb 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Nothstein, Raymond; Hudema, Blake;
    Publisher: Vancouver Island University - Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    Funny things can happen after an evening of cocktails and socializing: the next day you may realize that you've volunteered to organize and run a major planning conference. This is what happened to us three years ago, and now that we've emerged from a process that seemed like a blur, we're ecstatic to report that the "2002: Making Waves" conference was a success on all fronts. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5518/Article001.pdf?sequence=3 From the conference co-chairs

  • Publication . Article . 2018 . Embargo End Date: 17 Apr 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Toderian, Brenton (Brent);
    Publisher: Vancouver Island University - Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    Comment faire pour défnir l'intégration communautaire, concevoir en conséquence et la mesurer? Cet article se penche sur la signifcation de projets intégrés et présente trois concepts innovateurs de Calgary - Garrison Woods, Bridges et McKenzie Towne - pour illustrer la notion. Un nouvel outil de mesure, dit indice d'intégration communautaire, est exposé comme moyen d'évaluer l'integration actuelle des collectivités et de voir comment elles peuvent évoluer avec le temps. How do you define, design for, and measure, community integration? This article explores what community integration means, and profiles three innovative Calgary designs, Garrison Woods, the Bridges and McKenzie Towne, that illustrate the concept. A new measurement tool, the Integrated Community Index, is introduced to assess communities on their current integration, and how able they are to evolve over time. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5920/Article007.pdf?sequence=3 Abstract in English and French; text in French.

  • Publication . Thesis . 2018 . Embargo End Date: 19 Sep 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Browning, Donna;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    This project cumulates into a policy brief which provides recommendations for changes to the policy involving psychoeducational assessment for students with learning disabilities enrolled in Adult Basic Upgrading (ABE). As much as 25% of students enrolled in ABE programs have a documented disability and many more are suspected. This project provides a review of the literature outlining the implications of education on societal and individual functioning as well as its significance in supporting inclusion and social justice practices. The writer was further informed through examining government documentation and websites, e-mail communication with two international initiations, an interview with a former department head of a disability service center, meetings with members of the provincial articulation subcommittee and attendance at meetings involving educators and support staff of ABE students. This project is intended to promote awareness of the inequality created by current policies around academic accommodations for students with learning disabilities and provide justification for policy reform. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/7189/Browing.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Blow, Aimee;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    In this qualitative narrative self-study, I used critical reflection as a means to deepen my understanding of Reggio inspired practices in British Columbia. My daily actions and thoughts were collected for a period of 15 weeks over a five-month period in the 2018 school year. Collecting data through writing narratives provided a means for me to reflect on my practice during the process of writing them and reflect on afterwards during the analysis. From this data, the themes that emerged in this data showed that in my own Reggio inspired practices I began to share my pedagogical choices in my practice with others in my context. Also, I was able to make changes to the way I structured time in order to bring to living qualities in the classroom environment with my learner’s inquires. With those changes brought new changes and the need for further critical reflection on my role as the teacher. In beginning to discover my role as teacher as researcher, I found joy in being present with my learners. I was also faced with challenges, specifically around the use of pedagogical documentation in my practice. Collaboration with others in my practice often resulted in possibilities for my practice and my learners that I could not have anticipated before the collaboration had taken place. Lastly, using critical friends in this study helped me to identify assumptions in my practices and proved to be a way for me to clearly identify my next steps in finding what it means for me to become Reggio inspired in my own context of British Columbia. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/24429/Blow.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Sanchez, Eric Jahmal;
    Publisher: Vancouver Island University - Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    Local governments have pursued community benefit within the rezoning process using the policy tools of Community Benefits Agreements and Community Amenity Contributions. While there have been many successful negotiations of these agreement types, the process has not been without legal issues. Belize’s planning system offers a significant potential to implement Phased Community Benefits Agreements at its helm. This research illustrates the opportunities and risks associated with this evolution, and offers a phased implementation framework informed by a legal and social review of planning issues in Belize. Thesis/Major project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Community Planning in the Department of Community Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/6110/Sanchez.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Dick, Brian;
    Publisher: Canadian Engineering Education Association
    Country: Canada

    Conference Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2022 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference. Conference date: June 18-22, 2022. Location: Toronto, Ontario. This paper was originally published as: Dick, B. (2022). Developing a new engineering technologist career pathway from first-year engineering. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference: Transforming Learners to Transform Our World. Toronto, Ont.: Canadian Engineering Education Association. https://dx.doi.org/10.24908/pceea.vi.15840 Successfully completing an engineering degree often requires at least four or five years of intense study by students, and many of these students start their programs with a limited sense of what an engineer is or does. During their journey, some students gravitate towards a blend of practical application and theoretical knowledge of engineering principles; some, for diverse reasons, may be unable to invest the time required for an engineering degree. For these students, an engineering technologist career, which focuses on application and implementation, may be more appropriate. Leveraging the common first-year engineering curriculum recently launched in British Columbia, Vancouver Island University has developed and implemented a new, generalist, Integrated Engineering Technologist diploma (ITED) that combines civil, mechanical, and electrical principles, and provides a career pathway for those students who start engineering studies but choose not to continue with the degree. This paper will focus on the development of this new diploma, while a subsequent paper will evaluate its implementation. The three development phases of the IETD were: 1. Identifying key program graduate attributes, 2. Developing the program structure and delivery modes, and, 3. Creating the detailed course content. Within the first phase, an inventory of desired skills was obtained through broadly distributed surveys, direct engagement with industry, professional, and government groups, and evaluation of future needs within the technologist profession. This paper will outline the methods used to collect this data, and the process by which this data was developed into a thematic collection of higher order skills and attributes. Through this iterative consultation process, a technologist credential with a broad, non-specialized disciplinary focus was found to best meet the identified skills gap and need. The second phase consisted of a study of engineering, technologist, and technician programs to evaluate best practice. This paper discusses the cohort model that was ultimately chosen, and the highly modular approach used by the instructor team. Each four-week module consists of up to five courses run in parallel, where individual learning topics are treated collectively and strategically sequenced to best facilitate learning. A summative assessment evaluates learning at the end of each module. In the final phase, which is on-going, specific course content is being developed, including lab-based and field activities, classroom-based learning, and project work. Examples of this work and their motivation are provided. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/26095/CEEA-ACEG22.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Carrie, Danielle;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    A needs assessment is conducted within a school district in British Columbia to answer the research question, What do staff who work with youth in schools such as education assistants, administrators, counsellors, and clerical, know and need to know about embedding trauma-informed practice within a school district? Through a district-wide questionnaire and a focus group, three themes emerged. The first is that educators need to know how to better implement trauma-informed practice and restorative practices at the school and classroom level. The second is that staff need training on trauma-informed education; training needs to be inclusive of all staff who interact with students. Thirdly, although staff understand and value the importance of authentic student-staff relationships, they would benefit from training on how to support students with behaviour resulting from trauma, and the development of trauma-informed school behaviour policies. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/23238/CarrieThesis.pdf?sequence=3

  • Publication . Article . 2020 . Embargo End Date: 01 Jan 2020
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Penner, A. Raymond;
    Publisher: arXiv
    Country: Canada

    Previously, in Penner (2016), a theory of gravitational anti-screening was shown to lead to the Baryonic Tully-Fisher Relationship. In addition, it was shown to agree with the observed rotation curve of the Galaxy, the observed features in the rotational curves of other spiral galaxies, and with observations of the Coma cluster. In this paper, the theory is now shown to be consistent with a geometrically flat universe. Using a model of the distribution of superclusters, the overall density parameter of the universe, as determined by the theory, is equal to 1.08 plus/mimus 0.19. In addition, the energy density which falls out from the theory has a negative pressure associated with it. This, along with a model of the evolution of superclusters, leads to an acceleration of the universal expansion without the requirement of dark energy. The theory of gravitational anti-screening therefore provides an alternative to the LCDM model of cosmology. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1405.5165, arXiv:2010.06376

  • Open Access English
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    MCFA agreement ratified -- Budget planning assumptions for 1999/2000 approved -- Facilities development plan -- New major and minor approved -- Publications policy approved -- Partnership signed with B.C. Tel -- Trans Canada Trail agreement signed -- Parksville/Qualicum report -- President's report https://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/1457/MalaCollNov-98.pdf?sequence=3 https://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/1457/MalaCollNov-98.pdf?sequence=3

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  • Publication . Research . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Chumsa-Jones, James;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    Summary of the Reserve mine. https://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/3201/ChumsaJones-Reserve.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

  • Publication . Article . 2018 . Embargo End Date: 26 Feb 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Nothstein, Raymond; Hudema, Blake;
    Publisher: Vancouver Island University - Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    Funny things can happen after an evening of cocktails and socializing: the next day you may realize that you've volunteered to organize and run a major planning conference. This is what happened to us three years ago, and now that we've emerged from a process that seemed like a blur, we're ecstatic to report that the "2002: Making Waves" conference was a success on all fronts. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5518/Article001.pdf?sequence=3 From the conference co-chairs

  • Publication . Article . 2018 . Embargo End Date: 17 Apr 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Toderian, Brenton (Brent);
    Publisher: Vancouver Island University - Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    Comment faire pour défnir l'intégration communautaire, concevoir en conséquence et la mesurer? Cet article se penche sur la signifcation de projets intégrés et présente trois concepts innovateurs de Calgary - Garrison Woods, Bridges et McKenzie Towne - pour illustrer la notion. Un nouvel outil de mesure, dit indice d'intégration communautaire, est exposé comme moyen d'évaluer l'integration actuelle des collectivités et de voir comment elles peuvent évoluer avec le temps. How do you define, design for, and measure, community integration? This article explores what community integration means, and profiles three innovative Calgary designs, Garrison Woods, the Bridges and McKenzie Towne, that illustrate the concept. A new measurement tool, the Integrated Community Index, is introduced to assess communities on their current integration, and how able they are to evolve over time. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5920/Article007.pdf?sequence=3 Abstract in English and French; text in French.

  • Publication . Thesis . 2018 . Embargo End Date: 19 Sep 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Browning, Donna;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    This project cumulates into a policy brief which provides recommendations for changes to the policy involving psychoeducational assessment for students with learning disabilities enrolled in Adult Basic Upgrading (ABE). As much as 25% of students enrolled in ABE programs have a documented disability and many more are suspected. This project provides a review of the literature outlining the implications of education on societal and individual functioning as well as its significance in supporting inclusion and social justice practices. The writer was further informed through examining government documentation and websites, e-mail communication with two international initiations, an interview with a former department head of a disability service center, meetings with members of the provincial articulation subcommittee and attendance at meetings involving educators and support staff of ABE students. This project is intended to promote awareness of the inequality created by current policies around academic accommodations for students with learning disabilities and provide justification for policy reform. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/7189/Browing.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Blow, Aimee;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    In this qualitative narrative self-study, I used critical reflection as a means to deepen my understanding of Reggio inspired practices in British Columbia. My daily actions and thoughts were collected for a period of 15 weeks over a five-month period in the 2018 school year. Collecting data through writing narratives provided a means for me to reflect on my practice during the process of writing them and reflect on afterwards during the analysis. From this data, the themes that emerged in this data showed that in my own Reggio inspired practices I began to share my pedagogical choices in my practice with others in my context. Also, I was able to make changes to the way I structured time in order to bring to living qualities in the classroom environment with my learner’s inquires. With those changes brought new changes and the need for further critical reflection on my role as the teacher. In beginning to discover my role as teacher as researcher, I found joy in being present with my learners. I was also faced with challenges, specifically around the use of pedagogical documentation in my practice. Collaboration with others in my practice often resulted in possibilities for my practice and my learners that I could not have anticipated before the collaboration had taken place. Lastly, using critical friends in this study helped me to identify assumptions in my practices and proved to be a way for me to clearly identify my next steps in finding what it means for me to become Reggio inspired in my own context of British Columbia. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/24429/Blow.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Sanchez, Eric Jahmal;
    Publisher: Vancouver Island University - Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    Local governments have pursued community benefit within the rezoning process using the policy tools of Community Benefits Agreements and Community Amenity Contributions. While there have been many successful negotiations of these agreement types, the process has not been without legal issues. Belize’s planning system offers a significant potential to implement Phased Community Benefits Agreements at its helm. This research illustrates the opportunities and risks associated with this evolution, and offers a phased implementation framework informed by a legal and social review of planning issues in Belize. Thesis/Major project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Community Planning in the Department of Community Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/6110/Sanchez.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Dick, Brian;
    Publisher: Canadian Engineering Education Association
    Country: Canada

    Conference Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2022 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference. Conference date: June 18-22, 2022. Location: Toronto, Ontario. This paper was originally published as: Dick, B. (2022). Developing a new engineering technologist career pathway from first-year engineering. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference: Transforming Learners to Transform Our World. Toronto, Ont.: Canadian Engineering Education Association. https://dx.doi.org/10.24908/pceea.vi.15840 Successfully completing an engineering degree often requires at least four or five years of intense study by students, and many of these students start their programs with a limited sense of what an engineer is or does. During their journey, some students gravitate towards a blend of practical application and theoretical knowledge of engineering principles; some, for diverse reasons, may be unable to invest the time required for an engineering degree. For these students, an engineering technologist career, which focuses on application and implementation, may be more appropriate. Leveraging the common first-year engineering curriculum recently launched in British Columbia, Vancouver Island University has developed and implemented a new, generalist, Integrated Engineering Technologist diploma (ITED) that combines civil, mechanical, and electrical principles, and provides a career pathway for those students who start engineering studies but choose not to continue with the degree. This paper will focus on the development of this new diploma, while a subsequent paper will evaluate its implementation. The three development phases of the IETD were: 1. Identifying key program graduate attributes, 2. Developing the program structure and delivery modes, and, 3. Creating the detailed course content. Within the first phase, an inventory of desired skills was obtained through broadly distributed surveys, direct engagement with industry, professional, and government groups, and evaluation of future needs within the technologist profession. This paper will outline the methods used to collect this data, and the process by which this data was developed into a thematic collection of higher order skills and attributes. Through this iterative consultation process, a technologist credential with a broad, non-specialized disciplinary focus was found to best meet the identified skills gap and need. The second phase consisted of a study of engineering, technologist, and technician programs to evaluate best practice. This paper discusses the cohort model that was ultimately chosen, and the highly modular approach used by the instructor team. Each four-week module consists of up to five courses run in parallel, where individual learning topics are treated collectively and strategically sequenced to best facilitate learning. A summative assessment evaluates learning at the end of each module. In the final phase, which is on-going, specific course content is being developed, including lab-based and field activities, classroom-based learning, and project work. Examples of this work and their motivation are provided. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/26095/CEEA-ACEG22.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Carrie, Danielle;
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    A needs assessment is conducted within a school district in British Columbia to answer the research question, What do staff who work with youth in schools such as education assistants, administrators, counsellors, and clerical, know and need to know about embedding trauma-informed practice within a school district? Through a district-wide questionnaire and a focus group, three themes emerged. The first is that educators need to know how to better implement trauma-informed practice and restorative practices at the school and classroom level. The second is that staff need training on trauma-informed education; training needs to be inclusive of all staff who interact with students. Thirdly, although staff understand and value the importance of authentic student-staff relationships, they would benefit from training on how to support students with behaviour resulting from trauma, and the development of trauma-informed school behaviour policies. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/23238/CarrieThesis.pdf?sequence=3

  • Publication . Article . 2020 . Embargo End Date: 01 Jan 2020
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Penner, A. Raymond;
    Publisher: arXiv
    Country: Canada

    Previously, in Penner (2016), a theory of gravitational anti-screening was shown to lead to the Baryonic Tully-Fisher Relationship. In addition, it was shown to agree with the observed rotation curve of the Galaxy, the observed features in the rotational curves of other spiral galaxies, and with observations of the Coma cluster. In this paper, the theory is now shown to be consistent with a geometrically flat universe. Using a model of the distribution of superclusters, the overall density parameter of the universe, as determined by the theory, is equal to 1.08 plus/mimus 0.19. In addition, the energy density which falls out from the theory has a negative pressure associated with it. This, along with a model of the evolution of superclusters, leads to an acceleration of the universal expansion without the requirement of dark energy. The theory of gravitational anti-screening therefore provides an alternative to the LCDM model of cosmology. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1405.5165, arXiv:2010.06376

  • Open Access English
    Publisher: Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University
    Country: Canada

    MCFA agreement ratified -- Budget planning assumptions for 1999/2000 approved -- Facilities development plan -- New major and minor approved -- Publications policy approved -- Partnership signed with B.C. Tel -- Trans Canada Trail agreement signed -- Parksville/Qualicum report -- President's report https://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/1457/MalaCollNov-98.pdf?sequence=3 https://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/1457/MalaCollNov-98.pdf?sequence=3