Research Community News

Discover the latest news from across the VP Research & Innovation portfolio through our aggregated news and events feed below.

Search keywords and filter the announcements below, and visit our listing of events and upcoming deadlines for funding and awards. 

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: Jan 11, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Event Date: Nov 15, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) funding through the 2021 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, trainees, and research users are investigating a wide range of research areas that address health challenges...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC is developing a Research Data Management (RDM) strategy to align with the Tri-Agency Policy on RDM, UBC’s strategic plan and the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan. The strategy will inform the future of RDM at UBC by focusing on the priorities of the research community.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

All UBC researchers are invited to attend UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) for a virtual information session on Friday, October 15, 2021, 1pm-2pm

Event Date: Oct 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The UBC Climate Change Research Symposium will bring together, virtually, climate researchers from multiple faculties on our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Event Date: Sep 21, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

UBC is developing a Research Data Management (RDM) Strategy in response to the Tri-Agency Policy on RDM. Help shape the strategy and the future of RDM at UBC by attending a virtual town hall open to the entire UBC research community: October 19th at 2pm. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you still wish to participate, please email arc.support@ubc.ca for the connection details. 

Event Date: Sep 21, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC faculty of medicine’s Drs. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Gina Ogilvie and Anita Palepu are among 74 new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) for 2021.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding includes 18 awards to UBC faculty members through the Scholar Program and 43 awards to UBC research trainees to support health research at UBC and its affiliated health research institutions.

Event Date: Sep 7, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Heard about the Tri-Agency’s Research Data Management (RDM) Policy and want to know how to meet requirements?  Interested in learning more about RDM?

The UBC RDM Fall Series 2021 will run virtual sessions from September 27th - October 15th touching on all things RDM!

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of ten 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.

Event Date: Sep 1, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Read the UBC Advanced Research Computing blog post here. 

UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) Fund Competition (2021-22) is now open. Proposals are invited from UBC Faculty & Staff to co-develop innovative, impactful and collaborative ‘living lab’ projects on campus. The competition closes on November 12, 2021.

Event Date: Sep 20, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

All applicants are invited to submit their Insight Grant materials (both individual modules and full proposals are accepted) for review by or before Monday, September 20th at 9am.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Are you a community group working with UBC on a shared project? Are you a UBC faculty member, staff or student seeking funding for your community partner?

Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) is a competitive funding program that provides successful recipients at eligible community organizations in British Columbia the funds to build partnerships and pursue shared projects with UBC. Infomation Session Spetmeber 22. Notice of Intent October 14.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The VPRI has established the Research Facility Support Grants (RFSG) competition to provide funding for the operation, maintenance, replacement, repair or upgrade of equipment to support research.

This competition is open to faculty located at the UBC Vancouver campus and affiliated hospital sites. The RFSGs are one-year grants of up to $50,000 intended to enhance UBC research and training. Apply by October 1, 2021.

Event Date: Oct 25, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

The NSERC Alliance grants playbook has been updated to reflect and include the most recent changes to the program, and includes a section on the new National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships. The playbook is available for download on the SPARC NSERC Resources webpage (CWL required).

VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC is pleased to present this new online resource for the 2021 SSHRC Insight Grant competition.  It can be accessed with your CWL by clicking here. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The B.C. government is investing nearly $25 million to support 34 post-secondary research projects that will drive innovation and economic growth. They will also help create jobs, protect our biodiversity and environment, and help keep British Columbians healthy and safe.

This includes 26 projects being led by UBC researchers that have been awarded a combined $22.4 million.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding to the Institute will help develop bioproducts to replace single use plastics

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC researchers received more than $5.7m in funding for 37 projects from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

The JELF awards were announced by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, as part of a larger announcement of more than more than $77 million to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities across the country.

This contribution will help universities...

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