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Dr. Bakker is one of five recipients of the 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowships - recognizing innovative projects that are shaping the future of Canada and the world.

Professor Karen Bakker and her team are working collaboratively with Indigenous communities, advisors, scholars, activists, and artists to exchange knowledge on how to decolonize water governance and improve water security for Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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Congratulations to UBC's four newest Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

The 2017 fellows were welcomed at an induction ceremony held in Ottawa on September 14.

UBC 2017 Fellows

Citations courtesy of CAHS  

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The Connection Award is one of five annual SSHRC Impact Awards that recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship supported by SSHRC.

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Contact! Unload! tells the story of soldiers as they transition back to civilian life.

It is a research-based play about the stress injuries that soldiers suffer post-deployment. It was produced as part of a collaboration involving UBC, graduates of the the Veterans Transition Network and support from the Movember Foundation.

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Six UBC faculty have been named as members of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

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Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, on behalf of the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced today more than $42 million to support fundamental research at UBC.

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Eight UBC professors have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.

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Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2017 (9am-4pm)Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301 

“Open scholarship, which encompasses open access, open data, open educational resources, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is changing how knowledge is created and shared.” – Association of Research Libraries

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Ten of first eleven awards go to UBC-appointed researchers

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Fifteen UBC projects were awarded a total of $3.9m in the latest round of CFI funding through the John R. Evans leaders Fund. 

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Accomplished computer science professor. Co-founder and board member of one of UBC’s most successful spin-off companies. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Experienced administrator. Meet Dr. Gail Murphy, UBC’s new Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) effective August 14, 2017.

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Nine UBC Researchers attracted a combined $23.4m in the latest round of Foundation Grants announced by CIHR.

Faulkner, Guy Exercise and Depression: Moving from Efficacy to Effectiveness   $533,768

Hancock, Robert Ernest W Alternatives to antibiotics: New strategies for treating multi-drug resistant infections   $3,386,826

Hayden, Michael R Novel Approaches Directed to Prevention and Treatment of Huntington Disease $3,568,457

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Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 (9am-12.30pm) Location: RM 256 - Chilcotin Boardroom, Irving K Barber Learning Centre 

REGISTER HERE. 

 Research data management - National and Global Perspectives and an efficient way forward

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The Offices of the Vice-President Research and the Provost and Vice-President Academic are pleased to announce the 2017 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition.

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Dr. Dolph Schluter leads research funded through Genome BC’s Sector Innovation Program

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Researchers at UBC and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute partner with Dynacare in joint project funded through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) and Genome British Columbia.

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Date: Wednesday, June 28th 10am PDT / 1pm EDTLocation: Online webinar. REGISTER HERE

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Professor Gail Murphy has been appointed as the new Vice-President, Research and Innovation for UBC. She will formally begin the role on August 14, 2017.

Gail Murphy is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Associate Vice-President, Research pro tem at UBC. She is also co-founder and Chief Scientist at Tasktop Technologies Incorporated.

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