1. Institutional OverviewKnown as a centre of excellence for teaching, learning, and applied research, Vancouver IslandUniversity (VIU) is producing quality graduates that are in demand by employers across the country andaround the world. VIU is an organization that values a diverse range of training and education. Theuniversity provides an enriched and intellectually stimulating environment for students and employees.Offering programs from basic literacy to vocational programs, trades, undergraduate and graduatedegrees, VIU encourages all students to explore their potential, discover more about their world and excelin both life and learning.Our main campus in Nanaimo is located on the slope of Mount Benson and overlooks the spectacularStraight of Georgia. We have campuses in Duncan and Powell River and a campus centre in Parksville.VIU is the proud owner of Milner Gardens and Woodlands in Qualicum Beach, recently named one of thetop 10 public gardens in Canada. VIU also operates many off-campus teaching and learning facilitiessuch as the Paine Horticultural Centre, Deep Bay Field Station, and Heavy Equipment Operator site.Established in 1936 as a vocational training school, VIU has evolved into a dynamic, internationallyknown university. In 2009/10, VIU enrolled over 19,700 individual students (over 8,700 full-timeequivalent students). Significant among them are a large number of aboriginal students from our regionand beyond who constitute 10% of our student body. In addition to serving Canadian students, VIU alsooffers a successful International Education program that in 2009/10 attracted over 1,500 students frommany different countries.VIU is proud of its ongoing contribution to the cultural, social, economic, and intellectual life ofVancouver Island. As one of the primary employers in the region, VIU employed 2,321 individualsduring 2009.1 Not surprisingly, VIU is a major economic driver in the region with a consolidatedstatement of revenue of $120.5 million in 2009/10.As a special purpose university, our mandate is provided by the University Act and related legislation.2As specified in the Act, our governance structure is composed of a Board of Governors and a Senate withshared responsibilities.
Emphases (Priorities)Coastal Resource Management; First Nations Education and Training; and Regional Economic Development
During the design development process an energy analysis was conducted to determine the predicted energy efficiency. A reference building based on the requirements of Natural Resources Canada’s (former) Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) was used to compare to various design options. The final design anticipates that GHG emissions are estimated to be 54.6 tonnes/year, a 15.5 tonnes/year (22%) reduction compared to the baseline building design (70.1 tonnes/year). The current building design is expected to provide a decrease in annual electricity use by 44 MWh/year ($2700 annually, a reduction of more than 75%).
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Deep Bay Marine Field Station Brian Kingzett, Centre for Shellfish Research Vancouver Island University
VIU – University of Coastal Communities New Vancouver Island University (VIU) as a Special Purpose Regional University: Purpose As a leader in providing high-quality learning, Vancouver Island University supports the well being of the people of Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia by promoting a high quality of life for their communities through commitment to student success, community engagement and associated scholarship.
VIU – University of Coastal Communities Visionary Goal Through the promotion of excellence in learning, we inspire our students and the people of Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia as a trusted educational partner in the search for sustainable cultural, economic, environmental and social prosperity.
Sustainable Ocean Food Systems Network • Centre for Shellfish Research • International Centre for Sturgeon Studies • Institute for Coastal Research (social) • Fisheries and Aquaculture teaching programs • Collaborations with Trades programs and other research groups unique blend of synergistic capacities which include: research (life sciences and social sciences); education and training; technology development and innovation; knowledge dissemination, training, outreach and apprenticeship, and public engagement
Why do we care about shellfish? The links between industry, academia and conservation are obvious for shellfish; they indicate sustainable coastal communities. When we lose shellfish and shellfish industries, it is a sure sign that environmental degradation threatens the very essence of coastal communities with their strong sense of place and the sustainable use of its resources. Michael W. Beck, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Global Marine Initiative, Letter of Support to CSR Deep Bay Oct .2008
What motivates us – thinking globally • How will we feed a world destined for 10 billion people? • More than 85% of global fish stocks fully or over exploited • We require 80 MMT or another global ocean by 2030 for future population estimates. • Aquaculture now 50% of all seafood consumed - must double 53% • How do we meet this demand sustainably? 32% • Will this create opportunities for coastal BC? 12% 3%
What motivates us – thinking locally • Supporting change from resource “extraction” economies to “knowledge based” green resource economy • Supporting the 100+ year shellfish farming industry • Opportunities for First Nations • Promoting industry sustainability • Environmental • Economic • Social • Preserving marine ecosystems
Shellfish Farming: Clean and Green (and blue) • Shellfish farming requires clean water and healthy marine ecosystems • Being green is not an option but a necessity. • Shellfish farming endorsed by all seafood sustainability programs
Aquaculture, the blue revolution? • Sustainable Aquaculture – the Green, Blue Revolution Sustainable aquaculture can: 1. Green the planet 2. Feed the planet and meet the seafood necessity 3. Healthier citizens – omega 3’s, etc. (improve quality of life, save billions in health care) 4. Help restore healthy marine ecosystems
Phase I - Campus Research Laboratories - 2005 MV Atrevida
CSR Programs – Emphasis on Collaboration Shellfish HealthEcological Interactions and Husbandry Socio-Econ-Policy Technology Dev’t Communications Training Conservation
Phase II – Deep Bay Marine Field StationDonation of 3 ha waterfrontTwo shellfish aquaculture farm sitesProximity to shellfish industryImportant ecological areaSignificant development pressuresAccessible (60 min from VIU)
Location relevant to regional stakeholders Only Vancouver Island Marine Field Station focussing on Salish Sea “North of the Malahat”http://www.interactiveoceans.washington.edu/file/Coastal%20Upwelling
Thinking locally – drawing linkages Healthy Responsible Marine Coastal Development Ecosystems High Quality Sustainable Food Industry
Walking the talk – Green Research Facility• One of Canada’s greenest buildings• Platinum LEED certification anticipated 2012• 2011 National Sustainable Architecture and Buildings Award and more…
Multi-Purpose Field Station • Seawater R&D Facilities • Multi-purpose workshop/seminar rooms • Teaching laboratories • Interpretative foyer and outside displays • Academic and admin space • Culinary demonstration facility
Questions regarding this presentation Don Tillapaugh, B.Sc. Brian Kingzett, M.Sc. Director, Manager, Center for Shellfish Research Deep Bay Marine Field Station Director, Center for Shellfish Research, International Centre for Sturgeon Vancouver Island University Studies Mail: 900 5th St, Nanaimo. BC V9R 5S5 Vancouver Island University 900 5th St, Nanaimo. BC Field Station: 370 Crome Pt. Rd. , V9R 5S5 Bowser. BC VOR 1G0 Tel: 250 740-6113 Tel: 250 740-6399 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Website: www.viu.ca/csr Twitter: @VIUDeepBay Website: www.viu.ca/deepbay Blog: www.viudeepbay.com