ItemClimate change threatens the health of British Columbians(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04-11) Gaiga, Serena; Kuzminski, Kurt; Latham, Tanys; Lightfoot, Charmaine; Nikolov, Ivo; Thomson, DulcieA literature review investigated the links between climate change and the Prerequisites of Health as defined in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: peace, food, shelter, sustainable resources, education, income, social justice/equity, and sustainable ecosystems. All are necessary components of healthy communities across the province, and all are increasingly threatened by anthropogenic climate change. Reassessing climate change as a public health issue provides this complex phenomenon with personal relevance. Implications for nursing practice are explored as nurses are well-positioned to lead climate action across British Columbia. ItemUnderstanding the connection between green spaces and resilience through the study of optimism, community attachment, and social support within communities(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04-11) Wydeman, Bronwyn; Kirson, Ruth; Burnley, CarolineHow does a connection to nature help us in times of trouble? The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between green space usage and resilience. ItemA geochemical comparison of basalts of Ainsley Beach, Nanoose Bay, B.C. to a back-arc basin(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018-04-12) Croxall, Roxanne; Dickson, Myles; Ostapowich, Kevin; Wickman, Tim; Rossetto, Cameron; Johnstone, SandraThe aim of this study was to determine the geologic setting in which the basalts at Ainsley Beach were formed, and more specifically if they formed in a back-arc basin setting. Geochemical comparisons between selected Vancouver Island rock units using archived, and newly collected data sets will be analyzed to determine tectonic setting of rock formation.