Research Community News

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jan 19, 2021

Twelve UBC researchers have been awarded funding for patient-care research and commercialization through two competitions administered by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the results of which were announced today. 

SEE MSFHR ANNOUNCEMENT

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jan 13, 2021

Congratulations to Professors Janice Eng, Tina Loo, Bonny Norton, Dolph Schluter, Rashid Sumaila and Dominique Weis.This is the highest honour UBC can confer on a faculty member.

VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jan 12, 2021

pSPARC will host an information session and panel of CREATE grant holders to support applicants to the upcoming NSERC CREATE competition. The session will also provide information on UBC's Internal Competition which will select the six Letters of Intent (LOIs) to fill UBC's institutional quota for the national CREATE LOI competition. Note that this session will be recorded./p pPlease feel free to submit any questions for SPARC or the panel in advance to mika.johnson@ubc.ca. /p pDate:...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Dec 29, 2020

Drs. Burt and Justice appointed as Officers of the Order of Canada alongside former faculty members Dr. John Borrows and the Honourable Lynn Smith Q.C. Emeritus faculty, Dr. Robert Krell appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.

VPRI Unit: RISe
Feed Publication Date: Dec 21, 2020

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Our warmest wishes to everyone and their families for a safe and Happy Holiday Season!  

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year of 2021! Happy New Year!

RISe Team

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Dec 13, 2020

Funding also awarded through Canada Foundation for Innovation to support newly appointed UBC CRC.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Dec 6, 2020

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Fernandez as Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, effective March 15, 2021.

Rachel will be joining me and our Associate Vice-Presidents, Research and Innovation, Matthew Evenden and Phil Barker (who is also Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation at UBC Okanagan), in sharing the leadership of the diverse range of portfolio units and initiatives that support UBC’s research and innovation activities. She will be taking...

Event Date: Dec 4, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Dec 3, 2020

ACS holiday blackout period

In preparation for closing out calendar year 2020, please be advised of our order and delivery schedule for the 2020 holiday blackout period:

Animal orders

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 26, 2020

November 27, 2020 Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.

These new appointments include current, emeriti and former UBC...

Event Date: Nov 19, 2020
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Nov 18, 2020

PHIL 337 is intended for students across disciplines but will particularly appeal to those in the social and natural sciences. 

Instructor: Dr. Alison Wylie | alison.wylie@ubc.ca | Syllabus

Event Date: Nov 13, 2020
VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium
Feed Publication Date: Nov 12, 2020

The SBC is pleased to welcome David Levy-Booth, PhD, our new Bioinformatics Specialist. 

David joins us with a wealth of experience in genomics, metagenomics, and bioinformatics, as demonstrated in his most recent publication “Genomics and metatranscriptomics of biogeochemical cycling and degradation of lignin-derived aromatic compounds in thermal swamp sediment”(ISME J (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-020-00820-x).  

Event Date: Nov 10, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Nov 9, 2020

The University went live with Workday on November 2, 2020. As a result of this transition, there is new terminology for many of UBC’s financial processes. One that ACS Training would like to highlight is the change from interdepartmental Standing Journal Vouchers to Internal Service Delivery (ISD) events. The ISD feature in Workday is used to record internal sales of goods or services between two UBC departments and these can include research training and user animal training charges.

VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Nov 9, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 4, 2020

Five projects led by UBC researchers awarded $3m

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 4, 2020

Mary O'Connor and William Cheung (E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships) and Allan Betram (Brockhouse Canada Prize) recognized for reseach relating to climate change.

Event Date: Nov 3, 0000
VPRI Unit: RISe
Feed Publication Date: Nov 2, 2020

The RISe WorkDay upgrade is now live and completed!

We would like to thank you for your patience over the last few days during the system upgrade. 

As with any enterprise system implementation, it is important to recognize that the shift to Workday may not be completely perfect at go-live. However, we are fully committed to supporting our units.

Please note the WorkDay contacts below and resources available at our RISe WorkDay Site.

 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 1, 2020

A total of 29 doctoral researchers currently enrolled at UBC were awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships as part of the Government of Canada's $26 million investment over the next four years to support 540 doctoral researchers across Canada.

Event Date: Nov 2, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Nov 1, 2020

The University is live with Workday effective November 2, 2020. As a result of this transition, there is new terminology for many of UBC’s financial processes. One that Animal Care Services would like to highlight is the change from interdepartmental Journal Vouchers to Internal Service Delivery (ISD) events. The ISD feature in Workday is used to record internal sales of goods or services between two UBC departments, for example, per diem charges, transportation of animals, or purchase of...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Oct 30, 2020

We are providing a series of virtual drop-in sessions from November 3rd to November 25th to assist in preparing applications for CRCEF Stages 3 & 4 funding.

VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Oct 29, 2020

pThe Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has opened applications for the 2021 Scholar program. This program allows early career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field. The award term is five years. More information can be found in the MSFHR Scholar program guidelines./p

Event Date: Oct 30, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Oct 29, 2020

Effective November 1, 2020 all orders will be charged via Workday and require pre-approval authorization. Please submit a signed pre-approval form (Internal Sales Delivery Form) for each Primary/Driver Worktag you wish to have set up for billing purposes with ACS. Statements will continue to be emailed monthly. For more information see Orders, Deliveries, and Transfers.

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