VPRI Research Orientation Program Sessions

The VPRI Research Orientation Program outlines the support provided by our portfolio units to UBC researchers and scholars throughout the research lifecycle. This series is aimed primarily at assistant, associate and full professors new to UBC's Vancouver campus and affiliated health research institutes in the last three years.

The Research Orientation Program will provide information about the support available through the VP Research and Innovation portfolio, and will run from September to December 2023.

A dedicated research orientation event for new researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus is held each year.


Research Finance
Thursday, October 12, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Managing your grant funding

Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP)
Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Overview of comprehensive support, review and monitoring of research involving animals

Indigenous Research Support Initiative
Wednesday, October 18, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Understanding and transforming how we conduct research with Indigenous partners

Strategic Initiatives
Thursday, October 19, 1:00 –
1:30 pm
Overview of internal research funding competitions funded through the VPRI

entrepreneurship @UBC
Wednesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Support for venture building and entrepreneurial training

SSHRC Funding Discussion
Thursday, October 26, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Join UBC's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Advisor and SSHRC Research Officer from SPARC



Office of Research Services (ORS)
Friday, November 3, 10 – 11am

Overview of government and non-profit research grant applications and funding life cycle

Institutional Programs Office (IPO)
Monday, November 6, 11am – 12pm

Infrastructure funding offered through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) programs

Innovation Partnerships
Wednesday, November 8 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Building innovative research collaborations with external partners

University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO)
Thursday, November 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Sponsored research agreements and generating impact from intellectual property

Knowledge Exchange Unit
Thursday, November 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Charting a pathway to impact through knowledge exchange and Mobilization

Advanced Research Computing (ARC)
Tuesday, November 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Accessing high-performance and cloud computing, big data storage and transfer services, and more

Office of Research Prizes and Awards
Wednesday, November 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Nomination support and internal research award competitions

NSERC Funding Discussion
Thursday, November 23 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join UBC's Natural Sciences and Engineering Advisor and NSERC Research Officer from SPARC

CIHR Funding Discussion
Monday, November 27, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join UBC’s Health Research Advisor and CIHR University Delegate and health research development officers from SPARC