Research Community News

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Mar 16, 2021

These awards recognize exceptional early-career researchers at our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses who have demonstrated outstanding research achievement and the potential for significant impact in their fields of scholarship.

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

Funding supports six projects led by researchers at UBC and affiliated helath authority research institutes

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Mar 7, 2021

A total of 35 emerging and established research excellence clusters led by researchers on the Vancouver campus will be supported in 2021/22.

This total includes 24 awards made through the 2021/22 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition (GCRC) and eleven clusters entering the second year of their current award.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Mar 3, 2021

Funding includes 33 Project Grants and 8 Priority Announcement Grants for projects led by UBC researchers

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Mar 3, 2021

Canada’s Department of National Defence has announced its support for 48 research and development projects, valued at approximately $8.64 million, aimed at addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The projects were funded through the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

Three projects led by UBC researchers received support for their projects through contribution agreements with the Department of National Defence.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Mar 2, 2021

Nine projects led by UBC researchers awarded $28.3m in funding. UBC researchers are also collaborators on seven projects being led by other institutions.

Event Date: Mar 11, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Mar 1, 2021

SPARC will host Jennifer Bean and Kristina Dixie from NSERC as they present information about the Option 2 stream of the NSERC Alliance grants program. Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors. Option 2 grants support projects that address societal challenges that result in new natural sciences and engineering knowledge and societal impact.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Mar 1, 2021

The framework for how equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in UBC’s research ecosystem will be assessed has been published as part of the university’s participation in the federal Dimensions pilot program.

Event Date: Feb 26, 2021
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Feb 25, 2021

Animal Care Services has been working to simplify the animal transfer process for both researchers and administrative staff. Based on feedback from researchers, staff, and veterinarians, we have updated the process for transferring animals between UBC Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) facilities. Our goal remains to ensure full compliance with ACC and CCAC policies and guidelines and approved animal protocols as well as streamlined communications.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Feb 24, 2021

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) funding through the 2020 Convening & Collaborating (C2) and Reach competitions will create pathways from research evidence to impact and help ensure that cutting-edge health research can directly improve the health of British Columbians and BC’s health system. 

These collaborative teams consisting of researchers, health professionals, trainees, and research users, are investigating research areas that address BC health...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Feb 21, 2021

A new UBC webpage has been created to help researchers safeguard their research and scholarly activity. This pulls together UBC-specific resources and information alongside guides produced by the U15 and the Government and Canada.

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

The health research community is invited to engage in open dialogue to identify and discuss specific measures that CIHR could implement to address barriers faced by racialized and Indigenous researchers and trainees. CIHR specifically invites the engagement of racialized and Indigenous communities with lived experience of systemic racism in the health research sector, although the online discussion is open to all. Visit https://letstalk-cihr.ca/systemic-racism-and-canadas-health-research-...

VPRI Unit: RISe
Feed Publication Date: Feb 10, 2021

Happy Lunar New Year 2021 and the Year of the Ox!

Wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year and may this year be filled with blessings for all!

-RISe Team

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Feb 2, 2021

Funding supports 27 partnerships involving UBC researchers.

Event Date: Feb 2, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Feb 1, 2021

In follow-up to our extra newsletter edition on January 28, below we provide a little more information about SPARC website enhancements. We want to be sure that the UBC research community is readily able to access the information they’re looking for – from program updates and current SPARC support services to upcoming workshops and new resources.

Event Date: Feb 2, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Feb 1, 2021

We are always looking for new and better ways to serve the UBC research community. It is with this in mind that we want to inform you that we will be integrating the content of SPARC Connects into UBC’s Research Digest.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jan 31, 2021

Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi (NSERC), Dr. Liisa Galea (CIHR) and  Dr. Lisa Sundstrom (SSHRC) will provide strategic guidance, advice and leadership regarding research funding for both campuses.

Event Date: Jan 25, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Jan 24, 2021

“Some of the work we’ve been able to do wouldn't even be possible without access to Sockeye. I hope UBC continues to invest in more digital research infrastructure.”

- Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Department of Linguistics 

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: 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.

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