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. 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017  - 10am-11am PDTLocation: Online

As part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting another Community Town Hall session on Friday, March 17.

WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

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Hear first-hand about SSHRC’s new programs and changes in eligibility. Wednesday 5th April:1:00pm-3:30pm.  Registration required.

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Watch the UBC 3MT finalists at the alumni centre at 12:30pm on Thursday, March 16.

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Discover the UBC researchers, programs and companies that wll be exhibitign and presenting at this year's summit.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

The SBC (and The Pharm Sci Seq Centre which preceded it) has, for the past 3 years, provided client-first, personalized sequencing services to UBC researchers, as well as their collaborators across Canada and Internationally. We recently completed sequencing several hundred exomes and in 2016 will be offering clinical-grade exomes with a rapid Turn-Around-Time.

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Dr. Patricia Schulte is leading genomics research to understand why some populations of wild rainbow and steelhead trout prove resilient to climate change effects. Findings could inform stocking practices and conserve wild populations.

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See the Winter Newsletter for the lastest from the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB).  It includes application tips and reminders for student and faculty.

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Twenty-seven UBC projects have received more than $5.8 million in combined funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

UBC was among 39 universities across Canada to receive funding totalling $51 million, announced today by Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

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Dr. Sally Aitken is leading a research team finding genomics solutions to combat the impact of climate change on tree populations.

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A broadcast email was sent to the campus community on February 20th.

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UBC is pleased to announce eleven new Distinguished University Scholars. These awards recognize exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning.  

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Location: Robert H. Lee Family Boardroom (3rd Floor) Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 6163 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 

REGISTER HERE

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Congratulations to UBC winners Dr. Steven Rogak and Dr. Jonathan Holzman and their industry partners Hydra Energy and ExcelSense Technology.

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Date: Thursday, February 09 - 10.00-11.00am PSTLocation: Online. Please click here to register. 

Speaker: Dr. Megan Meredith-Lobay Scientific Analyst, Digital Humanities and Social Sciences University of British Columbia

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Synergy Award for Innovation goes to Dr. Guy Dumont for his work with UBC spin-offf company Lionsgate Technologies. Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research goes to Amir Abdi.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017Location: Online - Please register here. 

Speaker: Chris Fjell, Health Research Data Analyst, University of British Columbia 

Description: 

REDCap is a free, secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies. This online session will provide an introductory overview of:

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Digital Storytelling using Twine February 6, 2017 1:30pm-4:30pm SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre, 1520)Registration: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/publish/dh/31927

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UBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Faculty Research Awards. Winners were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, applied science, science, and medicine. 

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Date: Friday, January 27 (11.00am-12.00pm PST)Location: Online. Please click here to register. 

As part of our ongoing initiative to keep our users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting a Community Town Hall session on Friday, January 27.

WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 10.00-11.00am PSTLocation: Online - Please click here to register. 

Speaker: Jamie Rosner Life Sciences Analyst, Advanced Research Computing The University of British Columbia

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