Welcome to the website of the Alexandro Malaspina
Research Centre at Vancouver Island University (formerly Malaspina University College) in Nanaimo, located on the
east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
The website is primarily a resource for research about and interest
in the life and work of the 18th-century Italian navigator and writer who,
as an officer of the Spanish Navy, led a five-year scientific and political
expedition to the Pacific.
The Alexandro Malaspina Research Centre, affiliated with the Liberal Studies
Department, is dedicated to developing English-language resources
for the promotion of interdisciplinary research into navigation in the 18th
century. The Centre supports international collaboration between scholars
and enthusiasts with like interests.
Please contact us for further information, or to join the worldwide network
September 1, 2008