Research Community News

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: 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 a 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.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Dec 13, 2020

Funding also awarded through Canada Foundation for Innovation to support newly appointed UBC CRC.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Dec 6, 2020

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Fernandez as Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, effective March 15, 2021.

Rachel will be joining me and our Associate Vice-Presidents, Research and Innovation, Matthew Evenden and Phil Barker (who is also Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation at UBC Okanagan), in sharing the leadership of the diverse range of portfolio units and initiatives that support UBC’s research and innovation activities. She will be taking...

Event Date: Dec 4, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Dec 3, 2020

ACS holiday blackout period

In preparation for closing out calendar year 2020, please be advised of our order and delivery schedule for the 2020 holiday blackout period:

Animal orders

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 26, 2020

November 27, 2020 Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Presented by the governor general, the Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.

These new appointments include current, emeriti and former UBC...

Event Date: Nov 19, 2020
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Nov 18, 2020

PHIL 337 is intended for students across disciplines but will particularly appeal to those in the social and natural sciences. 

Instructor: Dr. Alison Wylie | alison.wylie@ubc.ca | Syllabus

Event Date: Nov 13, 2020
VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium
Feed Publication Date: Nov 12, 2020

The SBC is pleased to welcome David Levy-Booth, PhD, our new Bioinformatics Specialist. 

David joins us with a wealth of experience in genomics, metagenomics, and bioinformatics, as demonstrated in his most recent publication “Genomics and metatranscriptomics of biogeochemical cycling and degradation of lignin-derived aromatic compounds in thermal swamp sediment”(ISME J (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-020-00820-x).  

Event Date: Nov 10, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Nov 9, 2020

The University went live with Workday on November 2, 2020. As a result of this transition, there is new terminology for many of UBC’s financial processes. One that ACS Training would like to highlight is the change from interdepartmental Standing Journal Vouchers to Internal Service Delivery (ISD) events. The ISD feature in Workday is used to record internal sales of goods or services between two UBC departments and these can include research training and user animal training charges.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 4, 2020

Five projects led by UBC researchers awarded $3m

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 4, 2020

Mary O'Connor and William Cheung (E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships) and Allan Betram (Brockhouse Canada Prize) recognized for reseach relating to climate change.

Event Date: Nov 3, 0000
VPRI Unit: RISe
Feed Publication Date: Nov 2, 2020

The RISe WorkDay upgrade is now live and completed!

We would like to thank you for your patience over the last few days during the system upgrade. 

As with any enterprise system implementation, it is important to recognize that the shift to Workday may not be completely perfect at go-live. However, we are fully committed to supporting our units.

Please note the WorkDay contacts below and resources available at our RISe WorkDay Site.

 

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