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.

Upcoming Sessions

Welcome and overview of the VPRI PORTFOLio
September 21, 2023 at 1pm - 1:45pm (Zoom)

The program begins with an introductory session with Professor Gail Murphy, UBC’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation, on September 21, 2023, at 1 pm. Prof. Murphy will outline role of the VPRI portfolio and the ways it can help you throughout the research lifecycle.

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This overview will be followed by sessions hosted by units in the VPRI portfolio that will focus on the specific services and support offered by each. These integrated services provide support in identifying funding opportunities, developing and submitting proposals, managing funds, conducting your research, and developing and translating research into impacts. The series will include opportunities to engage with UBC’s four specially appointed Faculty Research Advisors. These advisors share key information and resources regarding funding opportunities across all disciplines and provide support for individuals or groups considering applications to Canada's three federal research granting agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) and the CFI.

Further information about upcoming sessions will be shared in late September.


  • Please register for the overview session below. Additional sessions will be added shortly.
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