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. 

Event Date: Sep 12, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

Research Ethics BC (REBC)* has contracted an external consultant to evaluate the harmonized research ethics review models being used in BC. If you have submitted a multi-jurisdictional study for ethics review in BC, they would like to hear from you. 

The survey will take between 15-30 minutes to complete. 

Completion is requested by Saturday September 17th. 

Survey link: https://survey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SWmy8LEm5fBqtw?jfefe=new

The Sustainability Hub is proud to announce the return of the Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) Competition for 22-23.

This year, the CLL Fund Competition will provide seed funding of up to $50,000 for 4 to 6 innovative projects in one of four priority areas. Plus, a new partnership with UBC Wellbeing will provide up to $50,000 for 1 additional project that advances one of the identified target areas in the UBC Wellbeing Strategic Framework including mental health; food security; active...

Event Date: Sep 19, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

As part of CIHR’s ongoing security enhancements to ResearchNet, a multifactor authentication process will need to be implemented. This process would require ResearchNet users to enter a code at time of login that would be sent to the email address connected to their account profile to authenticate their identity. CIHR would like to to hear from the research community about about how this change will impact their use of ResearchNet.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of thirteen UBC faculty members have been announced by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as new Fellows and as new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Drs Karim Khan (Family Practice), Kathleen Martin Ginis (Medicine), Julio Montaner (Medicine) and Sabrina Wong (Nursing) recognized by peers for contributions to the promotion of health science

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Event Date: Oct 31, 2023
VPRI Unit: SPARC

In support of the NSERC Discovery Grant competition, SPARC staff will host regular office hours through Zoom, every Tuesday and Thursday (starting August 24), until the end of the competition. Applicants are encouraged to drop in and receive strategic advice as they develop their applications or ask questions about the competition. For more information, please contact Mark Phillipo.

Office hours are:

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC researchers are leading 47 projects awarded a total of $38.3 million through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition. 

In total, the Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition approved 405 research grants, plus 2 bridge grants, for a total investment of approximately $325M. In addition, 61 priority announcement grants were funded for a total amount of $10,779,207 and 16 supplemental prizes were awarded for a total of $1,060,000

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering associate professor will receive up to US $2.5 Million for interdisciplinary research support.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Dr. Simon Pimstone wins the Lifetime Achievement award, Dr. Pieter Cullis the Global Impact award and spinoffs Precision Nanosystems and Acuitas Therapeutics also recognized.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Appointees include Drs. Paul Dubord, Donald Arthur Enarson, Granger Avery, Eva-Marie Kröller and Martin Schechter.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of 160 programs and projects led by UBC researchers were awarded funding through the 2022 NSERC research grants competition.

Event Date: Aug 2, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC is pleased to present a new online resource for the NSERC Alliance grants competition. This guide will assist UBC applicants in understanding partnership requirements, determine partner eligibility and NSERC cost-sharing with budgeting examples, and provides strategic advice on completing the proposal template sections.

This guide can be found here (CWL-protected).

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of 44 projects led by UBC researchers were awarded more than $9.7m through SSHRC's Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants and Insight Grants.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Twelve UBC scholars will come together at PWIAS to cultivate relationships and initiate collaborations that engage with the urgency, scale and complexity of the Climate and Nature Emergency

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) has become a designated UBC Global Research Excellence (GREx) Institute. As a GREx Institute, the LSI, housed in the UBC Life Sciences Centre, will pursue the Biological Resilience Initiative (BRI), integrating foundational, cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, across multiple scales to elucidate the mechanisms of resilience in biological systems.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Training Program in 3D Printing Technology and Materials (3DPTM) awarded $1.65m

Event Date: Jun 8, 2022
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

The ACS Animal Welfare Committee - comprised of Animal Care Services staff and veterinarians – aims to further improve the welfare of animals under our care. The Committee is actively seeking opportunities for increased application of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement).

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The 15 new and renewed UBC chairholders being announced represent an investment of $15.1 million through the Canada Research Chairs program.

Event Date: Jun 2, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

In order to successfully upgrade the RISe system to Version 10, RISe will be inaccessible from 5pm  on Friday, June 17 until 5am on Monday, June 20.

There will be no user access during this time.

Please contact your ethics board if you have any concerns about your application.

If you have any questions about the RISe outage, please contact the RISe support desk staff at https://www.rise.ubc.ca/content/contact-us.

Thank you for your patience and understanding...

Event Date: Sep 1, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

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