Research Community News

Event Date: Sep 24, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Sep 23, 2021

All UBC researchers are invited to attend UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) for a virtual information session on Friday, October 15, 2021, 1pm-2pm PT to learn more about digital research infrastructure (DRI) services available to you. The information session will:

Event Date: Oct 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Sep 21, 2021

The UBC Climate Change Research Symposium will bring together, virtually, climate researchers from multiple faculties on our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Sep 12, 2021

UBC faculty of medicine’s Drs. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Gina Ogilvie and Anita Palepu are among 74 new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) for 2021.

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

Funding includes 18 awards to UBC faculty members through the Scholar Program and 43 awards to UBC research trainees to support health research at UBC and its affiliated health research institutions.

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

Heard about the Tri-Agency’s Research Data Management (RDM) Policy and want to know how to meet requirements?  Interested in learning more about RDM?

The UBC RDM Fall Series 2021 will run virtual sessions from September 27th - October 15th touching on all things RDM!

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Sep 6, 2021

A total of ten UBC faculty members have been announced by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as new Fellows and as new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Event Date: Sep 2, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Sep 1, 2021

Read the UBC Advanced Research Computing blog post here. 

UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) Fund Competition (2021-22) is now open. Proposals are invited from UBC Faculty & Staff to co-develop innovative, impactful and collaborative ‘living lab’ projects on campus. The competition closes on November 12, 2021.

Event Date: Sep 20, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Aug 31, 2021

All applicants are invited to submit their Insight Grant materials (both individual modules and full proposals are accepted) for review by or before Monday, September 20th at 9am.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Aug 29, 2021

Are you a community group working with UBC on a shared project? Are you a UBC faculty member, staff or student seeking funding for your community partner?

Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) is a competitive funding program that provides successful recipients at eligible community organizations in British Columbia the funds to build partnerships and pursue shared projects with UBC. Infomation Session Spetmeber 22. Notice of Intent October 14.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Aug 26, 2021

The VPRI has established the Research Facility Support Grants (RFSG) competition to provide funding for the operation, maintenance, replacement, repair or upgrade of equipment to support research.

This competition is open to faculty located at the UBC Vancouver campus and affiliated hospital sites. The RFSGs are one-year grants of up to $50,000 intended to enhance UBC research and training. Apply by October 1, 2021.

VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Aug 24, 2021

The NSERC RTI playbook has been updated to reflect current competition instructions and guidelines, and includes data and stats from the previous competition (2020-21). The playbook is available for download to all UBC RTI applicants on the SPARC NSERC Resources webpage.

Event Date: Oct 25, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Aug 24, 2021

The NSERC Alliance grants playbook has been updated to reflect and include the most recent changes to the program, and includes a section on the new National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships. The playbook is available for download on the SPARC NSERC Resources webpage (CWL required).

VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Aug 18, 2021

SPARC is pleased to present this new online resource for the 2021 SSHRC Insight Grant competition.  It can be accessed with your CWL by clicking here. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Aug 12, 2021

The B.C. government is investing nearly $25 million to support 34 post-secondary research projects that will drive innovation and economic growth. They will also help create jobs, protect our biodiversity and environment, and help keep British Columbians healthy and safe.

This includes 26 projects being led by UBC researchers that have been awarded a combined $22.4 million.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Aug 11, 2021

Funding to the Institute will help develop bioproducts to replace single use plastics

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

UBC researchers received more than $5.7m in funding for 37 projects from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

The JELF awards were announced by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, as part of a larger announcement of more than more than $77 million to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities across the country.

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Event Date: Sep 29, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 27, 2021

SPARC, the UBCO Office of Research Services and the UBC Vancouver Equity and Inclusion Office will host a webinar to support UBC faculty in addressing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the upcoming NSERC Discovery Grant 2021/22 competition.

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

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