ItemChanges in gene expression and development in response to naphthenic acid exposure in Drosophila melanogaster(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019-04-11) Madge, Evan; Affleck, JoslynnPoster highlighting research investigating if exposure to naphthenic acids (NAs), a significant environmental contaminant found in oil extraction waste water, can affect the egg-to-pupal stage maturation rate of Drosophila melanogaster, and also to determine if exposure to NAs can affect the expression of genes related to development and oxidative stress. ItemMental health literacy(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019-04-10) Skutnik, Tiah; Nemanishen, Helena; Gerein, Leisel; Raymond, Tara; Ryder, Shanice; Jung, Piera; Carroll, AnitaPoster created by third year nursing students exploring the following questions: 1. Does increased mental health literacy enhance resiliency in university students? 2. Would mandatory counseling sessions throughout their education be beneficial for university students in recognizing their own mental health status? 3. What do university students believe are the benefits of improving their mental health literacy? ItemFantasy Island(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019-04-11) Grant, Jannine; Ruzesky, JayFantasy Island is a collection of poems by Vancouver Island University student and Nanaimo resident Jannine Grant exposing the illusions and impacts of colonialism on Vancouver Island and beyond. Historic and ongoing colonialist actions including racism, sexism and destruction of our environment and people are articulated by poems such as: The Smell of this Place, Elegy for J50 and After the Flood. Grant produced Fantasy Island as a chapbook portfolio for VIU professor Jay Ruzesky’s Fall of 2018 Lyric and Prose Poetry Workshop. ItemWe like to move it!(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2019-04-10) Bodenham, Amanda; Deans, Bobbi; MacFadgen, Kelsey; Saroya, Gagan; Saroya, Harman; Jung, Piera; McNiven, ShariPoster exploring research about whether grade five is the best age group to implement health promotion initiatives to ensure sustainability after the project has completed.