Research Community News

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Nov 1, 2020

A total of 29 doctoral researchers currently enrolled at UBC were awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships as part of the Government of Canada's $26 million investment over the next four years to support 540 doctoral researchers across Canada.

Event Date: Nov 2, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Nov 1, 2020

The University is live with Workday effective November 2, 2020. As a result of this transition, there is new terminology for many of UBC’s financial processes. One that Animal Care Services would like to highlight is the change from interdepartmental 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, for example, per diem charges, transportation of animals, or purchase of...

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

We are providing a series of virtual drop-in sessions from November 3rd to November 25th to assist in preparing applications for CRCEF Stages 3 & 4 funding.

Event Date: Oct 30, 2020
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program
Feed Publication Date: Oct 29, 2020

Effective November 1, 2020 all orders will be charged via Workday and require pre-approval authorization. Please submit a signed pre-approval form (Internal Sales Delivery Form) for each Primary/Driver Worktag you wish to have set up for billing purposes with ACS. Statements will continue to be emailed monthly. For more information see Orders, Deliveries, and Transfers.

Event Date: Oct 29, 0000
VPRI Unit: RISe
Feed Publication Date: Oct 28, 2020

What is Changing on November 3rd with RISe integration to Workday: 

RISe will continue to be used as the Research Administration system for UBC Research. A comprehensive application retrofit and integration has been undertaken to support RISe as the system of record for grants/awards, related budgets and sponsors. RISe changes will enable the integration of the pre-award processes in RISe to the post-award research project administration in Workday Finance. 

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

Wage support extended for research-related personnel adversely affected by COVID-19 and funded in part or in whole through non-governmental sources

Event Date: Oct 27, 2020
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Oct 26, 2020

Interested in applying for additional research storage and computing resources? Compute Canada’s 2021 Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) has two competitions that can help you access resources needed to conduct your research:

Event Date: Dec 7, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Oct 25, 2020

The VPRI is currently searching for new research advisors in the CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC domains.

Event Date: Nov 12, 2020
VPRI Unit: Indigenous Research Support Initiative
Feed Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020
Event Date: Jan 8, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Oct 19, 2020

Following a short presentation on the session’s module(s), participants will break into small groups to provide peer feedback.  Participants are required to submit a draft of the relevant module(s) one day in advance of the session.  Please note that in order to participate, you must attend the full session.

Registrations for this workshop have now closed.

Event Date: Jan 12, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Oct 19, 2020

Following a short presentation on the session’s module(s), participants will break into small groups to provide peer feedback.  Participants are required to submit a draft of the relevant module(s) one day in advance of the session.  Please note that in order to participate, you must attend the full session.

Registrations for this workshop have now closed.

Event Date: Jan 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Oct 19, 2020

Following a short presentation on the session’s module(s), participants will break into small groups to provide peer feedback.  Participants are required to submit a draft of the relevant module(s) one day in advance of the session.  Please note that in order to participate, you must attend the full session.

Registrations for this workshop have now closed.

Event Date: Dec 10, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Oct 15, 2020

In these hands-on workshops, open to both new and re-applicants, participants will be guided through “writing prompt” exercises on the Summary, Knowledge Mobilization Plan, Expected Outcomes Summary, and Budget Justification modules, followed by dedicated writing time for each.  These sessions are co-facilitated by Danica Kell, Research Development Officer at SPARC, and Brianna Wells,  Research Development Officer at ORS Okanagan, who will both be on hand throughout the writing time to...

Event Date: Dec 8, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Oct 14, 2020

Insight Development Grant funding can be accessed by established scholars to explore new research questions and/or approaches that are distinct from the applicant’s previous/ongoing research. 

This workshop will explore how to best articulate this distinction in your IDG proposal, particularly in the “Proposed Versus Ongoing Research” module, but also elsewhere.  The first half of the session will feature an expert Q&A, while the second half will guide participants through...

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

UBC conservation biologist Claire Kremen is this year's winner of the Volvo Environment Prize, recognizing her world-class research on how humanity can feed itself while also protecting biodiversity.

Event Date: Nov 10, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Oct 11, 2020

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 10th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Oct 8, 2020
Event Date: Oct 8, 2020
VPRI Unit: Office of Research Services (news)
Feed Publication Date: Oct 7, 2020

The 2021/22 Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) is now open for applications. The NSTP supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.

Event Date: Oct 5, 2020
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Oct 4, 2020

Please note that RISE (UBC's platform for accessing, modifying and reviewing research ethics applications) will be out of service from Wednesday, October 28 – Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The outage is planned to allow UBC's transition from PeopleSoft to Workday for Finance and HR functions.

During this period, researchers will be unable to view, modify or submit ethics applications and REB staff will also be unable to view or process applications. 

Event Date: Oct 30, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Oct 4, 2020

CRCEF Stage 3 open call for applications. Deadline October 30.

Event Date: Oct 19, 2020
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Sep 30, 2020

Register now for the Fall 2020 training and learn how public cloud platforms can transform your research. Starting October 19.

These sessions are aimed at researchers at UBC who want to get a better understanding of using public cloud services in today’s research environment.    

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