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. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Four projects led by UBC researchers have received funding through the NSERC PromoScience program to develop a mentoring program to empower youth in care in BC, to Indigenize Okanagan STEM outreach, to support Indigenous Learners and Interior Youth, and for an Intergenerational Landed Learning Project.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Collaboration to develop and integrate affordable clean energy conversion processes and devices as alternatives to fossil fuels.

June 4, 2021

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) are pleased to announce their new Collaboration Centre for Clean Energy Transition.

Event Date: Jun 4, 2021
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

We would like to share upcoming pricing changes for the Animal Care Services Diagnostic & Research Histology Laboratory. To offset significant increases in supplier and labor costs over the past three years, we are increasing our diagnostic lab service prices beginning September 1, 2021.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding of $1.75m supports seven UBC-led projects, representing interdisciplinary, high-risk, high-reward research that defies current models, bridges disciplines in novel ways, or tackles fundamental problems from new perspectives.

Event Date: Jul 13, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

These interactive 3-hour boot camp sessions will include short presentations on the modules being covered, examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC Research Development Officers. These sessions do not require any writing to be completed prior to attending (although drafts are welcome). 

Event Date: Jun 16, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

This Zoom workshop will focus on application requirements, evaluation criteria, adjudication process, and strategic advice for developing a competitive submission. For a more “hands-on” session, we recommend you sign up for the IG Writing Bootcamps!

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 16th, 1-2:30 pm.

A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the workshop. 

Event Date: Jul 14, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

These interactive 3-hour boot camp sessions will include short presentations on the modules being covered, examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC Research Development Officers. These sessions do not require any writing to be completed prior to attending (although drafts are welcome). 

Event Date: Jul 15, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

These interactive 3-hour boot camp sessions will include short presentations on the modules being covered, examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC Research Development Officers. These sessions do not require any writing to be completed prior to attending (although drafts are welcome). 

Event Date: May 28, 2021
VPRI Unit: Office of Research Services (news)

The three federal granting agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), have embarked on an initiative to modernize their grants management system to better support applicants, administrators and reviewers during the grants management lifecycle. Upon completion, a more harmonized and integrated approach will provide the research community and...

Event Date: Jun 17, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

This Zoom workshop will focus on analyzing your 2020 feedback, IG evaluation criteria and adjudication process, and strategic advice for developing a competitive resubmission. For a more “hands-on” session, we recommend you sign up for the IG Writing Bootcamps! 

Date and Time: Thursday, June 17th, 1–2:30 pm

A zoom link will be sent to all registered applicants the day before the workshop. 

Event Date: May 28, 2021
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

For the foreseeable future, McGill University is unable to distribute controlled substances to researchers holding a Health Canada Exemption to Use a Controlled Substance for Scientific Purposes. It is unclear when or if they will be able to continue to distribute controlled substances.

In the meantime, Animal Care Services has opened an account with CDMV to allow researchers to order controlled drugs listed on their Health Canada Exemption.

Event Date: Jun 7, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

VPRI and SPARC are pleased to announce a Faculty Town Hall with Tim Wilson, Associate Vice-President, Research Programs, and Kate Harding, Director, Research Programs, SSHRC on Monday, June 7, 2021, from 11:30am-12:30pm.

 

For further information or questions, please contactDanica Kell Research Development Officer SPARCDanica.Kell@ubc.ca

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Genome BC, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health have partnered for the first time to fund rapid response research initiatives that will have a direct impact – in a matter of months – on people in British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Event Date: May 19, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

WestGrid Summer School is back in a new format - "WestGrid Training Modules 2021". Starting April 27 with 7 different modules. 

Course List:

Event Date: May 26, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Come join our team! 

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is hiring for the following roles.  

Event Date: May 11, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC is hosting Test Your Concept (TYC) panels for researchers interested in submitting applications to the 2021 Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF) Competition.

Event Date: May 20, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Are you considering a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant (PEG), Partnership Development Grant (PDG), or Full Partnership Grant (PG) application? Join us on May 20th from 11am to 12:30pm for a virtual workshop that explores the keys to success in this funding stream. The session is targeted to researchers new to the PEG, PDG, or PG, and consists of three parts:

Event Date: Jun 10, 2021
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Request for Proposals (RFP) at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is a new funding opportunity available in spring 2021. The objective of this RFP is to support projects that will strengthen Canada’s science capacity to identify, accelerate, and evaluate mitigation actions towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 in Canada.

LOI Deadline June 10, 2021.

 

Event Date: May 6, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

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