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Event Date: May 27, 2022
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

The current economic conditions with escalating prices of goods and services continue to present challenges for many industries, including the animal-science based research community.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

May 12, 2022

Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) announced funding of $19.5 million for 32 stem cell and regenerative medicine research projects and clinical trials across Canada.

UBC researchers are leading seven projects awarded a total of $2.85 million from the Stem Cell Network. A further three projects involving UBC co-investigators and collaborators were awarded a combined $6.3 million.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, are announcing an investment of $19.2 million to support 46 community-based and community-led research partnerships through the Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Three UBC teams were among 18 projects awarded up to $50,000 each to develop activities at the local, regional and/​or national level that advance awareness, understanding, development and adoption of research data management tools, best practices and resources in Canada. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC's Alexander T. Duncan and Dr. Amy Parent announced as members.

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The American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors excellence and convenes leaders to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and advance the public good

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) today announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards (GGIA). Among the awardees was the team responsible for developing the lipid nanoparticles that delivered mRNA vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC is investing over $500,000 to support partnerships that will benefit communities and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning across the province.

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Dr. Bakker's fellowship awarded under the Geography & Environmental Studies category

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UBC Medicine professor Dr. Pieter Cullis has been named a 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award laureate for his pioneering work developing the lipid nanoparticle delivery technology that enables mRNA therapeutics such as the highly effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding supports 12 UBC-led projects through the 2021 Exploration and Special Call Competitions


Event Date: Apr 21, 2022

SPARC will be offering reviews of NFRF Special Call: Research for Postpandemic Recovery Notices of Intent (NOIs).

Researchers are invited to submit their 2500 character summary to SPARC for review between Monday, April 11 and Thursday April 21.  Please submit via email to by or before Thursday, April 21st at 10am.

Event Date: Apr 1, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is launching two new services that support UBC researchers to access cloud computing and transfer research data with ease.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Faculty Research Awards.

Researchers at UBC and Carleton University received IDRC funding for their joint project, “Placement, Preservation and Perseverance: Afghan At-Risk Scholars, Activists and Students,” to help scholars and others who are fleeing the crisis in Afghanistan establish a new intellectual community in Canada.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of 40 emerging and established Research Excellence Clusters led by researchers on the Vancouver campus will be supported in 2022/23. This total includes 27 awards made through the 2022/23 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition (GCRC) and 13 clusters entering the second year of their current award.

Event Date: Mar 7, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

A reminder will be posted closer to the dates.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The 2022 University Killam Professors competition has launched and the UBC community is invited to consider faculty members who may be eligible for this distinction. The designation of University Killam Professor (UKP) recognizes faculty members who are extraordinary teachers and researchers, who are leaders in their academic fields, and who have received national and international recognition and prestige. It is the highest honour that the university confers on a faculty member. ...

Event Date: Apr 4, 2022

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Impact Canada have announced Round Three of their Housing Supply Challenge, “The Northern Access Round: Supply Chain Solutions for Northern and Remote Housing.”  In Round 3, the CMHC is looking to fund solutions that address barriers in the supply chain that reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with accessing all the materials and resources needed to build, operate and maintain housing in northern and remote regions.”  Applications are...