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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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VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC researchers are leading 39 projects awarded Project Grants and 13 projects receiving Priority Announcement awards.

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Dr. Suzanne (Suzie) Currie has been appointed as the next Associate Vice-President and Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, UBC Okanagan. She will take up her duties on October 1, 2024.

Dr. Currie will provide strategic direction and oversight in supporting and advancing research, scholarly activity and innovation at UBC’s Okanagan campus. In addition to being a member of the Okanagan campus executive, she will also serve as an Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation...

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Appointees include Drs. Yusuf Altintas, Lindsay Machan, John Allan Cairns, Dan Poenaru and Jack Taunton.

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This open call invites UBC researchers to submit proposals for innovative projects in the Digital and Health domains. We seek initiatives that advance the state of the art, address emerging challenges and capture new opportunities in wearable technology, preventative health, and data security.

In partnership with UBC, Samsung R&D Institute Canada invites proposals for research projects delivering innovative outcomes in the areas of:

Event Date: Jun 26, 2024
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

ARC will be upgrading the Sockeye System’s operating system beginning Wednesday, June 26 2024.  A scheduled three-day outage has been planned to facilitate the necessary work for this extensive upgrade.  

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A new ‘EDI in Research’ course is now available through UBC Workplace Learning. This new online course is specifically developed for faculty, staff and students involved in research, to support the learning and implementation of appropriate equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices within the UBC research ecosystem.

The development of this course was a collaboration between units in the Vice-President, Research and Innovation portfolio and the Equity and Inclusion Office.

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UBC Vancouver is embarking on a search for a new Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation to succeed Dr. Matthew Evenden who completes his term later this fall.

The successful candidate will join Dr. Rachel Fernandez, Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation, and the incoming Vice-Principal, Research & Innovation at UBC Okanagan on our portfolio leadership team.

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A total of 157 new programs and projects led by UBC researchers were awarded funding through the 2024 NSERC Discovery Research Program competition.

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Drs. Warren Cardinal-McTeague, Wenying Liu, Amori Mikami, Selena Sagan and Corinna Schindler announced as new chairholders. Drs. Marie Auger-Méthé, Luke Bergmann, Liam Brunham and Annie Ciernia are renewed chairholders.

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STEM supports for Underrepresented Youth: Teacher, Family and Community Connecting is being led by Dr. Jennifer Jakobi in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC Okanagan.

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Fifteen UBC-led projects awarded almost $10 million through New Frontiers in Research Fund's 2023 International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and  2023 Exploration competition.

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Awards of $1.7 milion to UBC-led projects to support the development of partnerships or the design and testing of new partnership approaches

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Drs. Sepideh Pakpour and Peter Zandstra to lead NSERC CREATE that will facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce while tackling crucial science and engineering challenges.

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Dr. Sally Otto—a theoretical biologist focused on fundamental questions of population genetics and evolution—has been elected to the Fellowship of the United Kingdom’s Royal Society.

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Three UBC-led projects awarded $125 million, through Stage 2 of the integrated Canada Biomedical Research Fund (CBRF) and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund (BRIF) competition.

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Internationally renowned evolutionary biologist Dr. Dolph Schluter has been elected to the newest class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows, among the most distinct honours within the global scientific community.

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This spring, the University of British Columbia awarded over $700,000 in support of community-university partnerships. These partnerships, spanning across British Columbia, are aimed at benefiting communities and advancing collaborative research, teaching and learning. 

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UBC Okanagan is celebrating three inspiring faculty members whose research is making a difference on some of the most pressing issues in society.

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These awards are valued at approximately $4 million annually, and have been made possible by the groundbreaking $100 million Peter Wall Legacy Fund, which was established through generous and recently revitalized donations from Dr. Peter Wall, dating back to 1991. 

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