Research Community News

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jul 22, 2021

CIHR wants to hear your thoughts on the future of peer review and your experiences with the virtual review process to date. Survey closes August 6.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jul 22, 2021

Following the Government of Canada's new National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships, NSERC Alliance Grant applications with private sector organization partners now require a risk assessment form to be completed by the researcher. 

Event Date: Jul 22, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Jul 21, 2021

Ever wonder how Artificial Intelligence can help in the race to develop COVID-19 drugs? An interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Art Cherkasov, Professor, UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, and Senior Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, give us an answer. The team used a machine learning drug discovery platform to screen a library of 40 billion compounds in search of potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2, Mpro. Mpro is a key coronavirus enzyme that has an important role in...

VPRI Unit: Research Finance
Feed Publication Date: Jul 20, 2021

Grantholders and administrators may access them by logging into the Management Systems Portal at msp.ubc.ca.

Event Date: Jul 26, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 14, 2021

Registration is now open SSHRC Insight Grant 2021 Internal Peer Review.

Interested applicants should register online by the deadline of July 26, 2021.  Please note, a draft one page summary of your project is required as part of the registration process. 

Please visit the page below for more information, and to register. 

Internal Review Program for SSHRC Competitions

Event Date: Jul 30, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 5, 2021

In support of the NSERC Discovery Grant competition, SPARC will provide reviews of Notifications of Intent to Apply (NOI) from UBC faculty submitting to this year’s competition. Please contact Alexander Unterberger for a review. For UBCO applicants, please contact Denise Maines.

Event Date: Jul 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 4, 2021

SPARC is offering reviews of submission to the upcoming SSHRC's Imagining Canada's Future Ideas Lab: Canada and the Circular Economy - Stage 1, Virtual Workshop.  Reviews will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, as capacity allows, up to Tuesday, July 13th at 4:30pm.

Please submit word document copies of your submission materials to danica.kell@ubc.ca in order to participate. 

Event Date: Jul 27, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 4, 2021

-- The deadline to submit a draft proposal for review is Tuesday, July 27 --

SPARC Internal (Scientific) Review aims to strengthen and accelerate the development of new and/or revised grant proposals by inviting peer feedback on the project concept and study design elements. Applicants seeking input on a proposal’s value proposition, including feasibility and originality for the proposed research study are encouraged to register.

Event Date: Jun 30, 2021
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Jun 29, 2021

The Offices of Research Ethics on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses have updated their guidance in anticipation that authorization to resume in-person behavioural research will be fully implemented in the coming months.

Although the safety of research participants continues to be a factor in how research ethics applications are reviewed, the behavioural REBs have eased their requirements in alignment with updates issued by the British Columbia Public Health Officer (PHO) on May...

Event Date: Aug 4, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 22, 2021

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

First Three Wednesdays in August (4,11,18) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 11, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 22, 2021

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

First Three Wednesdays in August (4,11,18) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 18, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 22, 2021

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

First Three Wednesdays in August (4,11,18) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 15, 2021

New awards support 85 projects led by UBC researchers funded by the Discovery Grants program and 22 awards through Research Tools and Instruments grants. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 15, 2021

Funding of $13 million was awarded to new UBC-led projects through SSHRC's Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants and Insight Grants programs. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 15, 2021

Fifteen UBC researchers were appointed as new and renewed Canada Research Chairs in the latest round of appointments announced on June 15, 2021.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 10, 2021

Two new faculty members of the Computer Science Department have been appointed Canada CIFAR AI Chairs through the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. Drs. Mijung Park and Danica Sutherland will have the goal of advancing fundamental research and boosting industry innovation in Canada's thriving AI ecosystem.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 10, 2021

Drs. Abbas Milani and Philippe Tortell will lead training and mentorship programs for teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows in Immersive Technologies and the Pacific Rim Ocean Data Mobilization and Technology

Event Date: Jun 10, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Jun 9, 2021

Interested in learning about High-Performance Computing (HPC)? Want to know more about how you can use Cloud Computing, GNU/Linux, and Virtual Machines to support your research?

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 9, 2021

Four projects led by UBC researchers have received funding through the NSERC PromoScience program to develop a mentoring program to empower youth in care in BC, to Indigenize Okanagan STEM outreach, to support Indigenous Learners and Interior Youth, and for an Intergenerational Landed Learning Project.

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