Research Community News

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. 

Event Date: Oct 2, 2023
VPRI Unit: SPARC

CIHR is seeking a new Scientific Director for the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH). This is a 4-year term (with the possibility of a second-term appointment), with responsibilities including providing overall direction and leadership for CIHR-IIPH. Deadline for applications is October 2, 2023. For further details, please visit CIHR. Questions can also be directed to: LaurieS@leadersinternational.com 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

July 21, 2023

A total of 50 projects led by UBC researchers were awarded $37 million in combined funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant: Spring 2023 competition.

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The annual Life Sciences BC Awards celebrate company and individual accomplishments and health innovation advancements.

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UBC’s Climate Solutions Research Collective is a new pan-university initiative designed to build connections across UBC’s climate researchers, groups and initiatives and encourage new collaborative research on climate change solutions. As part of this new initiative, UBC Master’s and PhD students are invited to apply to become a Solutions Scholar.

Event Date: Jul 4, 2023
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is pleased to announce that the S3 protocol is available to use on ARC’s Chinook storage platform. S3 allows researchers to programmatically access their data and to enable s3-compatible web platforms. Learn more 

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Appointees include Drs. Jeannette Armstrong, Barbara Arneil, John Fleetham, Sally Thorne and Keith Walley

Event Date: Jun 5, 2023
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The Office of Research Ethics has added a new page to the BREB site. The page answers common questions about research ethics for residents in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC who are conducting behavioural projects.

Please go to: https://ethics.research.ubc.ca/behavioural-research-ethics/guidance-medi....

 

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Researchers from UBC’s faculty of medicine have been awarded over $1.6 million

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UBC researchers have received $3.8 million in federal funding to address barriers to abortion access for underserved populations.

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Late-stage Genome British Columbia research and development projects tackling major public health challenges through genomics are receiving $9.6 million in federal support through Genome Canada. 

Event Date: May 4, 2023
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC Okanagan is celebrating six outstanding researchers with one of its most prestigious research awards—Researcher of the Year.

The award recognizes the ways in which UBCO researchers—three faculty and three graduate student or postdoctoral fellows—are making the world a better place through excellence in research and scholarly activity.

Event Date: May 3, 2023
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) would like to draw your attention to The Digital Research Alliance of Canada’s (the Alliance) recent call for applications and nominations for the Researcher Council.  The Researcher Council plays an important role in informing the Alliance’s infrastructure and data management strategy for academic researchers across Canada.  We encourage UBC researchers interested to consider putting their name forward for this opportunity. 

Relevant deadlines...

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The UBC Vancouver Public Humanities Hub recently announced the winners of three awards: the Public Humanities Faculty Fellowship Awards, the Public Humanities Seed Grants, and the Public Humanities Research Cluster Grants. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) is increasingly important within post-secondary education. By using systematic, deliberate and methodological inquiry into teaching, we can make a measurable improvement in student learning. Recognising the importance of SoTL within higher education, we are pleased to announce the launch of two funding opportunities.

Event Date: May 1, 2023
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

We invite you to drop in to our monthly office hours and bring any questions you have on high performance computing, object storage, databases, and research data management.  ARC staff will be available via zoom, starting May 25, 2023, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT.  Even if you do not have questions, feel free to stop by and say hello and meet other researchers from UBC! 

No registration required!  

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Through these partnerships, UBC researchers will collaborate on projects addressing artificial intelligence-driven materials discovery, improving immigrant integration in Canada, genomics-based RNA therapeutics, and climate solutions derived from community-engaged research on energy systems.

Event Date: Apr 27, 2023
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April 27, 2023

UBC's Dimensions Action Plan for EDI in Research, published today, comprises 24 objectives and 43 actions to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in UBC’s research community.

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Funding supports 16 UBC-led projects awarded almost $29m through the NFRF 2022 Transformation, Exploration and Special Call Competitions

 

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President Steinmeier toured UBC Faculty of Applied Science’s soon-to-open hydrogen research platform and met researchers working on clean energy and climate change solutions, including engineering experts collaborating with German research institutions. 

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A new cohort of 16 health professional investigators funded by Michael Smith Health Research BC are conducting and applying research to ultimately improve health outcomes in BC and beyond.

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Seven UBC-led projects awarded more than $6m through NSERC Quantum Alliance Grant competitions in support of National Quantum Strategy.

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