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

Funding includes 16 awards to UBC faculty members through the Scholar Program and 36 awards to UBC research trainees to support health research at UBC and its affiliated health research institutions.

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 9, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
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

Event Date: Sep 22, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

Applicants are invited to submit their Insight Grant materials (both individual modules and full proposals are accepted) for review by members of the SPARC team, by or before Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 9am.

Event Date: Oct 14, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Have your say on UBC's new draft Research Data Management Strategy. An initial draft has been created with feedback collected from the UBC community in late 2021 and early 2022 and by following the Research Infrastructure Self-Evaluation (RISE) model. We will host town hall and focused sessions to hear your feedback on the draft and also have a web form available to gather feedback from those unable to attend the sessions.

At the town halls, the draft will be introduced and key...

Event Date: Sep 8, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Event Date: Oct 7, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

The ARC team will offer hands-on training on UBC ARC Sockeye and UBC ARC Chinook, referencing the research lifecycle and practical tips and tricks to help attendees apply lessons learned immediately in their research. Registrants can attend in-person or virtually. Those who attend in person will benefit from multiple ARC staff supporting them during the instruction.    

Event Date: Jul 27, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Event Date: Aug 18, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Event Date: Aug 30, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Event Date: Oct 28, 2022
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 25), 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 Alex Unterberger.

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.

Event Date: Aug 10, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

The Precision Health Initiative at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), the BCCHR Trainee Omics Group, and UBC Advanced Research Computing are pleased to present the Precision Health Bootcamp Summer 2022 Workshop Series! This set of workshops will focus on using UBC’s Advanced Research Computing Sockeye Platform for the analysis of “big data”. This includes basics for new users in high performance computing, and intermediate-to-advanced topics covering Precision Health data...

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.

Event Date: Sep 1, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SSHRC will host two webinars (one in French, one in English) for applicants to receive information concerning the upcoming IG October 2022 comeptition via WebEx, including a question/answer session.  Advance registration is not required. 

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