The Office of the Vice President Reseach and International appoints four faculty members in diverse disciplines to act as UBC's liaison to key federal funding agencies: NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR and CFI.
These Funding Agency Coordinators work closely with researchers to ensure that information is disseminated and initiatives are developed to provide support for research and scholarship in each area. Their mandate is to build research capacity, and create nodes of collaborative research across the campus community.
Researchers may contact the Coordinators directly:
Dr. Michael Blades
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
Health Research Coordinator (CIHR, MSFHR, NIH, etc.)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Coordinator
Dr. Rabab Ward
Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Coordinator
Dr. Ralph Matthews
Professor, Dept. of Sociology