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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Wade, Joy; MacConnachie, Sean;
    Country: Canada

    Stream remediation was undertaken at two impassable fish obstacles in Morrison Creek in Courtenay, British Columbia. These barriers were identified as impassable to the endangered Morrison Creek lamprey (Lampetra richardsoni variety marifuga) and a seasonal impediment to the movement of salmonids. The success of this remediation was not only in the removal of barriers to lamprey but in balancing the needs of multiple species of differing and sometimes conflicting habitat requirements. Community engagement was also a key outcome of the remediation with increased awareness of the protected lamprey species, hands-on interaction with stream remediation activities and the interaction and cooperation with landowners. What remains to be determined is if these remediation activities can slow or reverse the decline observed in catches of Morrison Creek lamprey. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5435/Lamprey.Habitat.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Christie, Kenneth;
    Publisher: Peace Research
    Country: Canada

    Version of record deposited with permission from the publisher. The version of record is available at http://www.peaceresearch.ca/issues/51-1/. Judith Eve Lipton and Daniel P Barash. Strength Through Peace: How Demilitarization Led to Peace and Happiness in Costa Rica and What the Rest of the World Can Learn from a Tiny Tropical Nation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN: 978-0-1999-2497-4 (Hbk). Pp. 261. This is a timely book! It shows how a small country like Costa Rica, a hugely successful nation-state, has become one of the most prosperous and progressive countries on earth. It also has maintained and kept itself in a peaceful state since 1948, the year Costa Rica decided to disband its army and create a zero-military budget. The decision gives it the distinction of being the largest independent country to become completely demilitarized. This has led, as the authors claim, to a nation that is thriving despite its small size and circumstances. Considering New Zealand, Iceland, and Bhutan as other success stories, this shows that demilitarized states are unique and thus to be admired as possible role models for other states.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hamilton, Doug; Grundy, Stephen L.; Veletsianos, George;
    Publisher: Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    In this introduction, we provide a short background to RRU, a brief overview of the RRU Learning and Teaching Model, and an introduction to the chapters included in the book.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018
    Open Access English
    Publisher: Canadian Institute of Planners
    Country: Canada

    Table of contents Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 4 (Winter 2018). https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/23098/TOC.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Thao, Le Ngoc; Abelshausen, Bieke; Tri, Nguyen Hoang;
    Country: Canada

    Land crabs, Gecarcoidea lalandii, native to forest and tidal areas, are considered a tropic factor sustaining the food chain and food web in marine-mountain ecosystem/ecotone, and a valuable source of nutrition for tourism and livelihood development. Land crab populations are used as indicators for forest and marine ecosystem health and are considered a contributing factor to the sustainable development of island communities. Cham Island, located in Quang Nam province in central coastal Vietnam is explored as a case study to examine the influence that socio-economic development and natural disasters have on land crab populations and the associated benefits for sustainable development. Attempt for solutions have been offered and implemented by governments, managers, the scientific and grassroots communities to aid in the conservation and sustainable development of this valuable resource. One example, resulting from cooperation between these various actors is the establishment of community management land crab teams, responsible for the sustainable exploitation and protection. Regulations, embedded in the governmental and social organization of the community, serve the purpose of a controlling mechanism by the development and implementation of criteria, indicators and parameters. These include exploitation area, exploitation seasonality, specie’s size, reproduction patterns, and eco-labeling. Besides, local authorities are testing a mechanism for cooperation between the four forces (Government, Scientist, Entrepreneur and Community) in the land crab management, conservation and development. They are promoting one of eight islands to create a sanctuary as a land crab bank of the UNESCO Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An biosphere reserve. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5440/Land.Crab.pdf?sequence=4

  • Open Access English
    Country: Canada

    The first issue of the International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5443/Vol1.1.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Alexander, Don;
    Country: Canada

    In the past fifty years, various concepts have emerged that have the potential to assist societies in achieving greater sustainability. In this article I will briefly review the evolution of the bioregion and biosphere reserve concepts, look at definitional issues, at their similarities and differences, and at their relative strengths and weaknesses as vehicles for promoting the greater sustainability of human societies. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5436/Bioregions.pdf?sequence=4

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018
    Open Access English
    Publisher: Canadian Institute of Planners
    Country: Canada

    Table of contents Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 3 (Fall 2018). https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/23167/TOC.pdf?sequence=3

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

    Conference Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2017 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference. Conference date: June 4-7, 2017. Location: Toronto, Ontario. This paper was originally published as: Dick, B. & Nguyen, T.S. (2017). Promoting intercultural exchange through a cornerstone engineering design project. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference. Toronto, Ont.: Canadian Engineering Education Association. https://dx.doi.org/10.24908/pceea.v0i0.10587 First-year engineering students at Vancouver Island University in Canada and second-year engineering students at Tra Vinh University in Vietnam have been brought together to work on a cooperative cornerstone design project as a means to introduce intercultural competencies early in the students' academic experience. Student teams at each institution were partnered, whereby a design proposal developed by a team at one institution was constructed by their partner team at the other institution. Each team provided stakeholder input early in the design stage, and team pairs established a change management structure to respond to challenges occurring during the construction phase of the project. We explore the challenges and successes of the students experience as they navigated the linguistic, cultural, technical, and geographic barriers towards successfully completing this major design project. We deeply appreciate the financial support provided by Herold Engineering Inc and the VIU Global Engagement Program Development grant which helped allow this project to go forward.

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

    This major project addresses a link between the academic experience and professional practice by creating a Vision Plan for Departure Bay in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Departure Bay is often called the ‘Gem of Nanaimo’ for it’s pristine natural beauty and prime location, however for the last few decades this gem has lost its shine. The proposed vision for Departure Bay focuses on the Neighbourhood Commercial Center (NCC) to re-imagine a vision in line with today’s current planning practices. The vision plan will be used to explore the typical processes that a development permit application would go through to prepare a Development Permit. This vision plan for Departure Bay’s NCC has been created through information gained on the history, culture, and daily life in the Departure Bay neighbourhood. Using a literature review, interviews with local stakeholders, and a comparative context analysis of the City’s NCCs this project aims to create a rationale for the decisions made throughout the preparation of the Vision Plan. A key outcome of the major project is a Vision Plan, supported with a full urban design context analysis, schematic development plans, renderings, and a property cost acquisition analysis. 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/10613/23386/CroftProject.pdf?sequence=3

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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Wade, Joy; MacConnachie, Sean;
    Country: Canada

    Stream remediation was undertaken at two impassable fish obstacles in Morrison Creek in Courtenay, British Columbia. These barriers were identified as impassable to the endangered Morrison Creek lamprey (Lampetra richardsoni variety marifuga) and a seasonal impediment to the movement of salmonids. The success of this remediation was not only in the removal of barriers to lamprey but in balancing the needs of multiple species of differing and sometimes conflicting habitat requirements. Community engagement was also a key outcome of the remediation with increased awareness of the protected lamprey species, hands-on interaction with stream remediation activities and the interaction and cooperation with landowners. What remains to be determined is if these remediation activities can slow or reverse the decline observed in catches of Morrison Creek lamprey. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5435/Lamprey.Habitat.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Christie, Kenneth;
    Publisher: Peace Research
    Country: Canada

    Version of record deposited with permission from the publisher. The version of record is available at http://www.peaceresearch.ca/issues/51-1/. Judith Eve Lipton and Daniel P Barash. Strength Through Peace: How Demilitarization Led to Peace and Happiness in Costa Rica and What the Rest of the World Can Learn from a Tiny Tropical Nation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN: 978-0-1999-2497-4 (Hbk). Pp. 261. This is a timely book! It shows how a small country like Costa Rica, a hugely successful nation-state, has become one of the most prosperous and progressive countries on earth. It also has maintained and kept itself in a peaceful state since 1948, the year Costa Rica decided to disband its army and create a zero-military budget. The decision gives it the distinction of being the largest independent country to become completely demilitarized. This has led, as the authors claim, to a nation that is thriving despite its small size and circumstances. Considering New Zealand, Iceland, and Bhutan as other success stories, this shows that demilitarized states are unique and thus to be admired as possible role models for other states.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hamilton, Doug; Grundy, Stephen L.; Veletsianos, George;
    Publisher: Royal Roads University
    Country: Canada

    In this introduction, we provide a short background to RRU, a brief overview of the RRU Learning and Teaching Model, and an introduction to the chapters included in the book.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018
    Open Access English
    Publisher: Canadian Institute of Planners
    Country: Canada

    Table of contents Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 4 (Winter 2018). https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/23098/TOC.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Thao, Le Ngoc; Abelshausen, Bieke; Tri, Nguyen Hoang;
    Country: Canada

    Land crabs, Gecarcoidea lalandii, native to forest and tidal areas, are considered a tropic factor sustaining the food chain and food web in marine-mountain ecosystem/ecotone, and a valuable source of nutrition for tourism and livelihood development. Land crab populations are used as indicators for forest and marine ecosystem health and are considered a contributing factor to the sustainable development of island communities. Cham Island, located in Quang Nam province in central coastal Vietnam is explored as a case study to examine the influence that socio-economic development and natural disasters have on land crab populations and the associated benefits for sustainable development. Attempt for solutions have been offered and implemented by governments, managers, the scientific and grassroots communities to aid in the conservation and sustainable development of this valuable resource. One example, resulting from cooperation between these various actors is the establishment of community management land crab teams, responsible for the sustainable exploitation and protection. Regulations, embedded in the governmental and social organization of the community, serve the purpose of a controlling mechanism by the development and implementation of criteria, indicators and parameters. These include exploitation area, exploitation seasonality, specie’s size, reproduction patterns, and eco-labeling. Besides, local authorities are testing a mechanism for cooperation between the four forces (Government, Scientist, Entrepreneur and Community) in the land crab management, conservation and development. They are promoting one of eight islands to create a sanctuary as a land crab bank of the UNESCO Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An biosphere reserve. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5440/Land.Crab.pdf?sequence=4

  • Open Access English
    Country: Canada

    The first issue of the International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5443/Vol1.1.pdf?sequence=3

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Alexander, Don;
    Country: Canada

    In the past fifty years, various concepts have emerged that have the potential to assist societies in achieving greater sustainability. In this article I will briefly review the evolution of the bioregion and biosphere reserve concepts, look at definitional issues, at their similarities and differences, and at their relative strengths and weaknesses as vehicles for promoting the greater sustainability of human societies. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/5436/Bioregions.pdf?sequence=4

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018
    Open Access English
    Publisher: Canadian Institute of Planners
    Country: Canada

    Table of contents Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 58, Number 3 (Fall 2018). https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/23167/TOC.pdf?sequence=3

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

    Conference Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2017 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference. Conference date: June 4-7, 2017. Location: Toronto, Ontario. This paper was originally published as: Dick, B. & Nguyen, T.S. (2017). Promoting intercultural exchange through a cornerstone engineering design project. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACÉG) Conference. Toronto, Ont.: Canadian Engineering Education Association. https://dx.doi.org/10.24908/pceea.v0i0.10587 First-year engineering students at Vancouver Island University in Canada and second-year engineering students at Tra Vinh University in Vietnam have been brought together to work on a cooperative cornerstone design project as a means to introduce intercultural competencies early in the students' academic experience. Student teams at each institution were partnered, whereby a design proposal developed by a team at one institution was constructed by their partner team at the other institution. Each team provided stakeholder input early in the design stage, and team pairs established a change management structure to respond to challenges occurring during the construction phase of the project. We explore the challenges and successes of the students experience as they navigated the linguistic, cultural, technical, and geographic barriers towards successfully completing this major design project. We deeply appreciate the financial support provided by Herold Engineering Inc and the VIU Global Engagement Program Development grant which helped allow this project to go forward.

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

    This major project addresses a link between the academic experience and professional practice by creating a Vision Plan for Departure Bay in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Departure Bay is often called the ‘Gem of Nanaimo’ for it’s pristine natural beauty and prime location, however for the last few decades this gem has lost its shine. The proposed vision for Departure Bay focuses on the Neighbourhood Commercial Center (NCC) to re-imagine a vision in line with today’s current planning practices. The vision plan will be used to explore the typical processes that a development permit application would go through to prepare a Development Permit. This vision plan for Departure Bay’s NCC has been created through information gained on the history, culture, and daily life in the Departure Bay neighbourhood. Using a literature review, interviews with local stakeholders, and a comparative context analysis of the City’s NCCs this project aims to create a rationale for the decisions made throughout the preparation of the Vision Plan. A key outcome of the major project is a Vision Plan, supported with a full urban design context analysis, schematic development plans, renderings, and a property cost acquisition analysis. 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/10613/23386/CroftProject.pdf?sequence=3

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