Research Community News

Event Date: Jun 10, 2020
VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium
Feed Publication Date: Jun 9, 2020

As we look towards a phased resumption of on-campus research activities, we appreciate that many of you are actively planning your projects and experiments. 

We are pleased to now offer virtual office hours to answer questions about sequencing methods, project planning or if you would like to understand mnore about UBC sequencing resources and how they can be integrated into your research. These virtual office hours provide direct online access to our technical experts. Office...

Event Date: Jun 9, 0000
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Jun 8, 2020

UBC Advanced Research Computing is providing support to UBC researchers engaged in research into designing a universal antibody therapy that can predict and counter mutations in the novel coronavirus.

UBC’s Dr. Robert Brunham, Steven Plotkin, and Natalie Strynadka—along with a team of commercial and academic collaborators—are one step closer to achieving this thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the Digital Technology Supercluster COVID-19 Program, which aims to find solutions to...

Event Date: Jun 4, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 3, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Jun 2, 2020
Event Date: May 26, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: May 25, 2020
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: May 14, 2020

Are you conducting health-related research and want to recruit BC residents?

REACH BC is an online provincial platform that connects British Columbians with health research opportunities.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: May 13, 2020

Presenter: Ken Bigelow, Systems Administrator with the Advanced Research Computing group at UBC

Topic: Sole Stacking – Accessing the Compute Canada software stack outside of traditional HPC

Time: May 19, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Event Date: May 12, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: May 11, 2020
Event Date: Sep 17, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 6, 2020

In the following workshops, participants will submit a draft of the appropriate module in advance, to be peer-reviewed in small groups (3-4 applicants), facilitated by SPARC staff. Please select which session(s) you would like to attend below.  You are welcome to attend all/any of the times offered.

  If you don’t yet have drafts ready, and are looking for a session that provides writing time, we recommend you sign-up for our Insight Grant Writing Bootcamps!

Event Date: Jun 25, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 4, 2020

These interactive 3 hour bootcamp sessions will include short-presentations on the modules being covered, examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC Research Development Officers. These sessions do not require any writing to be completed prior to attending (although drafts are welcome).  Please select which session(s) you would like to attend below.

Event Date: Jun 12, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 4, 2020

This workshop will focus on analyzing your 2019 feedback, IG evaluation criteria and adjudication process, and strategic advice for developing a competitive resubmission. For a more “hands on” session, we recommend you sign up for the IG Writing Bootcamps! 

Date and Time: Friday, June 12th, 10:00am-12:00pm

Event Date: May 21, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: May 4, 2020

This workshop will focus on application requirements, evaluation criteria, adjudication process, and strategic advice for developing a competitive submission. For a more “hand on” session, we recommend you sign up for the IG Writing Bootcamps!

Date and Time: Thursday, May 21st, 2pm - 4pm

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Apr 30, 2020

The UBC Library Research Commons has launched Geodisy, an open-source tool that allows users to search online for Canadian research data through map-based discovery.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Apr 30, 2020

Nicholas Coops receives Marcus Wallenberg Prize with collaborators Richard Waring (Oregon State University) and Joseph Landsberg (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia) for work to understand forests’ response to climate change such as global warming, insect infestations and forest fires.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Apr 30, 2020

Lukas Chrostowski and Diane Srivastava lead projects in in Quantum Computing and The Living Data Project

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Apr 15, 2020

UBC IT has announced changes to existing SPSS and NViVo licensing to accommodate a changing work environment as a result of recent events. Please see below for more details on the enhanced software offerings: 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Apr 5, 2020

UBC Advanced Research Computing will provide expedited support for the acquisition and use of HPC resources, including public cloud, for research studies that meet the following criteria:

VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Mar 30, 2020

Animal and supply order requests are now available through Mosaic. As an alternative to submitting order forms to anca.orders@ubc.ca, order requests through Mosaic will allow for faster and more transparent processing. For more information, please visit Orders, Transfers, and Deliveries.

VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Mar 18, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the university is curtailing on-campus research and creative scholarship activities on its Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. The research community is now directed to work remotely. Individual researchers may, however, apply for a critical research exemption to continue on-campus research.

For details, refer to the Curtailing research activities page at the Office of the Vice-President Research + Innovation.

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Mar 17, 2020

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VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium
Feed Publication Date: Mar 16, 2020

As of March 16, the Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium is currently experiencing processing delays. All efforts are being made to process samples in a timely fashion, but impacts on specific services are outlined below. Please note that all sample drop-offs and collections MUST be arranged in advance with sequencing.centre@ubc.ca.

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