Research Community News

Event Date: Jul 26, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 14, 2021

Registration is now open SSHRC Insight Grant 2021 Internal Peer Review.

Interested applicants should register online by the deadline of July 26, 2021.  Please note, a draft one page summary of your project is required as part of the registration process. 

Please visit the page below for more information, and to register. 

Internal Review Program for SSHRC Competitions

Event Date: Jul 30, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 5, 2021

In support of the NSERC Discovery Grant competition, SPARC will provide reviews of Notifications of Intent to Apply (NOI) from UBC faculty submitting to this year’s competition. Please contact Alexander Unterberger for a review. For UBCO applicants, please contact Denise Maines.

Event Date: Jul 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jul 4, 2021

SPARC is offering reviews of submission to the upcoming SSHRC's Imagining Canada's Future Ideas Lab: Canada and the Circular Economy - Stage 1, Virtual Workshop.  Reviews will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, as capacity allows, up to Tuesday, July 13th at 4:30pm.

Please submit word document copies of your submission materials to danica.kell@ubc.ca in order to participate. 

Event Date: Jun 30, 2021
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Jun 29, 2021

The Offices of Research Ethics on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses have updated their guidance in anticipation that authorization to resume in-person behavioural research will be fully implemented in the coming months.

Although the safety of research participants continues to be a factor in how research ethics applications are reviewed, the behavioural REBs have eased their requirements in alignment with updates issued by the British Columbia Public Health Officer (PHO) on May...

Event Date: Aug 4, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 22, 2021

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 11, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 22, 2021

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 18, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 22, 2021

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 25, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 22, 2021

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 17, 2021

The SPARC Sample Grant Library has been updated with sample full applications and notifications of intent to apply from the Fall 2020 NSERC Discovery Grant and  Research Tools & Instrument competitions. Sample grants are a valuable resource for applicants preparing for the Fall 2021 NSERC funding competitions.

SPARC would like to recognize the generous contributions from UBC faculty who shared their grants and ask that these sample grants are not distributed beyond the UBC...

VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Jun 16, 2021

Your feedback matters.

The following survey seeks to assess the effectiveness of the CIHR Mock Review Toolkit. Please take a moment to reflect on the training materials, drop-in sessions, pre-simulation and simulation meetings and your overall experience in the pilot program.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 15, 2021

New awards support 85 projects led by UBC researchers funded by the Discovery Grants program and 22 awards through Research Tools and Instruments grants. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 15, 2021

Funding of $13 million was awarded to new UBC-led projects through SSHRC's Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants and Insight Grants programs. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 15, 2021

Fifteen UBC researchers were appointed as new and renewed Canada Research Chairs in the latest round of appointments announced on June 15, 2021.

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: 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: 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.

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