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Discover the latest news from across the VP Research & Innovation portfolio through our aggregated news and events feed below.

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Get a monthly curated summary of research opportunities, funding and deadlines compiled by the service units of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation portfolio. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Appointees include Drs. Paul Dubord, Donald Arthur Enarson, Granger Avery, Eva-Marie Kröller and Martin Schechter.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of 160 programs and projects led by UBC researchers were awarded funding through the 2022 NSERC research grants competition.

Event Date: Aug 2, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC is pleased to present a new online resource for the NSERC Alliance grants competition. This guide will assist UBC applicants in understanding partnership requirements, determine partner eligibility and NSERC cost-sharing with budgeting examples, and provides strategic advice on completing the proposal template sections.

This guide can be found here (CWL-protected).

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of 44 projects led by UBC researchers were awarded more than $9.7m through SSHRC's Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants and Insight Grants.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Twelve UBC scholars will come together at PWIAS to cultivate relationships and initiate collaborations that engage with the urgency, scale and complexity of the Climate and Nature Emergency

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) has become a designated UBC Global Research Excellence (GREx) Institute. As a GREx Institute, the LSI, housed in the UBC Life Sciences Centre, will pursue the Biological Resilience Initiative (BRI), integrating foundational, cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, across multiple scales to elucidate the mechanisms of resilience in biological systems.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Training Program in 3D Printing Technology and Materials (3DPTM) awarded $1.65m

Event Date: Jun 8, 2022
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

The ACS Animal Welfare Committee - comprised of Animal Care Services staff and veterinarians – aims to further improve the welfare of animals under our care. The Committee is actively seeking opportunities for increased application of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement).

Event Date: Jun 27, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Research projects are increasingly leveraging databases in deciphering large datasets and implementing in-database analysis to enhance the scale of processing. To better understand how a database can be useful in support of scientific research projects, we are hosting Introduction to Databases online workshop. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of databases and then use a case study example to demonstrate how to build a relational database from scratch, interact with your...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The 15 new and renewed UBC chairholders being announced represent an investment of $15.1 million through the Canada Research Chairs program.

Event Date: Jun 2, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

In order to successfully upgrade the RISe system to Version 10, RISe will be inaccessible from 5pm  on Friday, June 17 until 5am on Monday, June 20.

There will be no user access during this time.

Please contact your ethics board if you have any concerns about your application.

If you have any questions about the RISe outage, please contact the RISe support desk staff at https://www.rise.ubc.ca/content/contact-us.

Thank you for your patience and understanding...

Event Date: Sep 1, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Event Date: May 27, 2022
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

The current economic conditions with escalating prices of goods and services continue to present challenges for many industries, including the animal-science based research community.

Event Date: Jul 19, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SSHRC IG Grant Writing Bootcamps

In these hands-on workshops over zoom, open to both new and re-applicants, participants will be guided through “writing prompt” exercises on the Summary, Knowledge Mobilization Plan, Expected Outcomes Summary, and Budget Justification modules, followed by dedicated writing time for each.  These sessions are co-facilitated by Danica Kell, Research Development Officer at SPARC, and Brianna Wells, Research Development Officer at ORS Okanagan, who will...

Event Date: Jul 20, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SSHRC IG Grant Writing Bootcamps

In these hands-on workshops over zoom, open to both new and re-applicants, participants will be guided through “writing prompt” exercises on the Summary, Knowledge Mobilization Plan, Expected Outcomes Summary, and Budget Justification modules, followed by dedicated writing time for each.  These sessions are co-facilitated by Danica Kell, Research Development Officer at SPARC, and Brianna Wells, Research Development Officer at ORS Okanagan, who will...

Event Date: Jul 21, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SSHRC IG Grant Writing Bootcamps

In these hands-on workshops over zoom, open to both new and re-applicants, participants will be guided through “writing prompt” exercises on the Summary, Knowledge Mobilization Plan, Expected Outcomes Summary, and Budget Justification modules, followed by dedicated writing time for each.  These sessions are co-facilitated by Danica Kell, Research Development Officer at SPARC, and Brianna Wells, Research Development Officer at ORS Okanagan, who will...

Event Date: Aug 25, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SSHRC IG Grant Writing Bootcamps

In these hands-on workshops over zoom, open to both new and re-applicants, participants will be guided through “writing prompt” exercises on the Summary, Knowledge Mobilization Plan, Expected Outcomes Summary, and Budget Justification modules, followed by dedicated writing time for each.  These sessions are co-facilitated by Danica Kell, Research Development Officer at SPARC, and Brianna Wells, Research Development Officer at ORS Okanagan, who will...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

May 12, 2022

Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) announced funding of $19.5 million for 32 stem cell and regenerative medicine research projects and clinical trials across Canada.

UBC researchers are leading seven projects awarded a total of $2.85 million from the Stem Cell Network. A further three projects involving UBC co-investigators and collaborators were awarded a combined $6.3 million.

Event Date: Jun 9, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Virtual environments are tools that offer researchers the ability to create separate, isolated software environments in a system, to install software with its own dependencies.  Virtual environments are useful on HPC systems when specific software or software packages are needed, and not readily available as a pre-installed module.

In this workshop, we will introduce virtual environments, discuss use cases, and explain how to use tools such as Conda and Virtualenv as part of...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, are announcing an investment of $19.2 million to support 46 community-based and community-led research partnerships through the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Three UBC teams were among 18 projects awarded up to $50,000 each to develop activities at the local, regional and/​or national level that advance awareness, understanding, development and adoption of research data management tools, best practices and resources in Canada. 

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