Research Community News

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.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 8, 2021

Sixteen graduate students and medical residents doing research in the field of health have received this year’s Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Winners range from a variety of programs, including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Experimental Medicine and Kinesiology.

Event Date: Jun 8, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Jun 7, 2021

Please use the form below to register for the 2021 Research Computing Bootcamp. You can find more information about the program and schedule here.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 3, 2021

Collaboration to develop and integrate affordable clean energy conversion processes and devices as alternatives to fossil fuels.

June 4, 2021

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) are pleased to announce their new Collaboration Centre for Clean Energy Transition.

Event Date: Jun 4, 2021
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Jun 3, 2021

We would like to share upcoming pricing changes for the Animal Care Services Diagnostic & Research Histology Laboratory. To offset significant increases in supplier and labor costs over the past three years, we are increasing our diagnostic lab service prices beginning September 1, 2021.

Event Date: Jul 29, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 3, 2021

Please join us for a Fall 2021 CIHR Project Grant competition overview.

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Zoom webinar, link to be emailed in advance to registered attendees

Agenda:

  1   Overview of Project Grant Applications   2   Summary and Peer Review Committee Selection   3   Summary of Progress   4   Responding to Previous Reviews   5   Components of the 10-page Proposal   6   Knowledge Translation/Impact   7   Q&A

Event Date: Jul 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 3, 2021

Please join us for a CIHR Project Grant Roundtable Discussion of "Insights from Peer Review".

When: Tuesday, July 13, from 1:00–3:00pm

Where: A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: May 30, 2021

Funding of $1.75m supports seven UBC-led projects, representing interdisciplinary, high-risk, high-reward research that defies current models, bridges disciplines in novel ways, or tackles fundamental problems from new perspectives.

Event Date: Jul 27, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 29, 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: May 28, 2021
VPRI Unit: Office of Research Services (news)
Feed Publication Date: May 27, 2021

The three federal granting agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), have embarked on an initiative to modernize their grants management system to better support applicants, administrators and reviewers during the grants management lifecycle. Upon completion, a more harmonized and integrated approach will provide the research community and...

Event Date: Jun 17, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 27, 2021

This Zoom workshop will focus on analyzing your 2020 feedback, IG evaluation criteria and adjudication process, and strategic advice for developing a competitive resubmission. For a more “hands-on” session, we recommend you sign up for the IG Writing Bootcamps! 

Date and Time: Thursday, June 17th, 1–2:30 pm

A zoom link will be sent to all registered applicants the day before the workshop. 

Event Date: May 28, 2021
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: May 27, 2021

For the foreseeable future, McGill University is unable to distribute controlled substances to researchers holding a Health Canada Exemption to Use a Controlled Substance for Scientific Purposes. It is unclear when or if they will be able to continue to distribute controlled substances.

In the meantime, Animal Care Services has opened an account with CDMV to allow researchers to order controlled drugs listed on their Health Canada Exemption.  

Event Date: Jul 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 27, 2021

These interactive 3-hour boot camp sessions will include short presentations on the modules being covered, examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC Research Development Officers. These sessions do not require any writing to be completed prior to attending (although drafts are welcome). 

Please select which session(s) you would like to attend below.

Event Date: Jul 14, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 27, 2021

These interactive 3-hour boot camp sessions will include short presentations on the modules being covered, examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC Research Development Officers. These sessions do not require any writing to be completed prior to attending (although drafts are welcome). 

Please select which session(s) you would like to attend below.

Event Date: Jul 15, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 27, 2021

These interactive 3-hour boot camp sessions will include short presentations on the modules being covered, examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC Research Development Officers. These sessions do not require any writing to be completed prior to attending (although drafts are welcome). 

Please select which session(s) you would like to attend below.

Event Date: Jun 16, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 27, 2021

This Zoom workshop will focus on application requirements, evaluation criteria, adjudication process, and strategic advice for developing a competitive submission. For a more “hands-on” session, we recommend you sign up for the IG Writing Bootcamps!

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 16th, 1-2:30 pm.

A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the workshop. 

Event Date: Jun 7, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 24, 2021

VPRI and SPARC are pleased to announce a Faculty Town Hall with Tim Wilson, Associate Vice-President, Research Programs, and Kate Harding, Director, Research Programs, SSHRC on Monday, June 7, 2021, from 11:30am-12:30pm.

 

For further information or questions, please contactDanica Kell Research Development Officer SPARCDanica.Kell@ubc.ca

Event Date: May 20, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: May 19, 2021

WestGrid Summer School is back in a new format - "WestGrid Training Modules 2021". Starting April 27 with 7 different modules. 

Course List:

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