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: Sep 29, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC, the UBCO Office of Research Services and the UBC Vancouver Equity and Inclusion Office will host a webinar to support UBC faculty in addressing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the upcoming NSERC Discovery Grant 2021/22 competition.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

CIHR wants to hear your thoughts on the future of peer review and your experiences with the virtual review process to date. Survey closes August 6.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Following the Government of Canada's new National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships, NSERC Alliance Grant applications with private sector organization partners now require a risk assessment form to be completed by the researcher. 

VPRI Unit: Research Finance

Grantholders and administrators may access them by logging into the Management Systems Portal at msp.ubc.ca.

Event Date: Jul 26, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Registration is now open SSHRC Insight Grant 2021 Internal Peer Review.

Interested applicants should register online by the deadline of July 26, 2021.  Please note, a draft one page summary of your project is required as part of the registration process. 

Please visit the page below for more information, and to register. 

Internal Review Program for SSHRC Competitions

Event Date: Jul 30, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

In support of the NSERC Discovery Grant competition, SPARC will provide reviews of Notifications of Intent to Apply (NOI) from UBC faculty submitting to this year’s competition. Please contact Alexander Unterberger for a review. For UBCO applicants, please contact Denise Maines.

Event Date: Jul 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC is offering reviews of submission to the upcoming SSHRC's Imagining Canada's Future Ideas Lab: Canada and the Circular Economy - Stage 1, Virtual Workshop.  Reviews will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, as capacity allows, up to Tuesday, July 13th at 4:30pm.

Please submit word document copies of your submission materials to danica.kell@ubc.ca in order to participate. 

Event Date: Jun 30, 2021
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The Offices of Research Ethics on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses have updated their guidance in anticipation that authorization to resume in-person behavioural research will be fully implemented in the coming months.

Although the safety of research participants continues to be a factor in how research ethics applications are reviewed, the behavioural REBs have eased their requirements in alignment with updates issued by the British Columbia Public Health Officer (PHO) on May...

Event Date: Aug 11, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 18, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 4, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

Event Date: Aug 25, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Pop by on zoom with any SSHRC related questions, or to discuss early drafts of your IG proposal with Research Development Officers and fellow applicants.  If this time does not work for you, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting at a different time!

Wednesdays in August (4,11,18, 25) from 1pm-3pm.

Hosted on Zoom: Meeting ID: 614 1484 6017 Passcode: 608782

VPRI Unit: SPARC

The SPARC Sample Grant Library has been updated with sample full applications and notifications of intent to apply from the Fall 2020 NSERC Discovery Grant and  Research Tools & Instrument competitions. Sample grants are a valuable resource for applicants preparing for the Fall 2021 NSERC funding competitions.

SPARC would like to recognize the generous contributions from UBC faculty who shared their grants and ask that these sample grants are not distributed beyond the UBC...

VPRI Unit: SPARC

Your feedback matters.

The following survey seeks to assess the effectiveness of the CIHR Mock Review Toolkit. Please take a moment to reflect on the training materials, drop-in sessions, pre-simulation and simulation meetings and your overall experience in the pilot program.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

New awards support 85 projects led by UBC researchers funded by the Discovery Grants program and 22 awards through Research Tools and Instruments grants. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding of $13 million was awarded to new UBC-led projects through SSHRC's Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants and Insight Grants programs. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Fifteen UBC researchers were appointed as new and renewed Canada Research Chairs in the latest round of appointments announced on June 15, 2021.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Drs. Abbas Milani and Philippe Tortell will lead training and mentorship programs for teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows in Immersive Technologies and the Pacific Rim Ocean Data Mobilization and Technology

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Two new faculty members of the Computer Science Department have been appointed Canada CIFAR AI Chairs through the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. Drs. Mijung Park and Danica Sutherland will have the goal of advancing fundamental research and boosting industry innovation in Canada's thriving AI ecosystem.

Event Date: Jun 9, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Interested in learning about High-Performance Computing (HPC)? Want to know more about how you can use Cloud Computing, GNU/Linux, and Virtual Machines to support your research?

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Sixteen graduate students and medical residents doing research in the field of health have received this year’s Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Winners range from a variety of programs, including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Experimental Medicine and Kinesiology.

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