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VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 10

Location: 11.00am - 12.30pm MDT

Speaker Info: John Simpson Digital Humanities Specialist Compute Canada

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VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

A joint certificate of approval has been launched in RISe for ethics applications that are harmonized under the BC Ethics Harmonization Initiative. Partners in the harmonization initiative are: Fraser Health, Interior Health, Island Health, Northern Health, Simon Fraser University, the University of Northern BC, University of Victoria and all UBC-affiliated REBs.

New certificates will now display each of the reviewing REBs and will show which REB acted as the Board of Record.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

After more than a decade of outstanding service to UBC as Vice-President, Research and International, Dr. John Hepburn has announced he is stepping down effective May 28 to assume a new role as Vice-President, Research at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in Toronto.

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As part of UBC's Centennial celebrations, the emerging research workshop on epigenetics is being held on April 27-29. Register now to attend the workshop and/or public event to learn how epigenetics remembers the past to shape your future.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

This speaker series is for researchers seeking to fund projects in the social sciences and humanities.    

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) aims to transform the university into a global leader in economics by using the power of data to explore pressing social issues.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Vancouver-based diamond pioneer and philanthropist Stewart Blusson and his wife, Marilyn, have donated $11 million to quantum materials research at UBC. In recognition of the gift, the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute has been named in honour of the geology alumnus (BSc ’60).

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UBC researcher Peter Winterburn has taken up the newly created NSERC/AcmeLabs/Bureau Veritas Minerals Industrial Research Chair in Exploration Geochemistry.

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Research into forest renewal, quantum computer nanotechnology, solar power, high-tech manufacturing, forestry products and the Subarctic ocean climate supported by latest funding.

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Dugan O'Neil, Compute Canada Chief Science Officer, and Chuck Humphrey, Director of Portage, will talk about collaborative initiatives for research data management

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The UBC REBs gathered on October 21, 2015 for their annual ethics retreat.  They were joined by the SFU REB as well.

The morning opened with an update from Susan Zimmerman of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research (SRCR):Current Issues & Initiatives-SRCR – Susan Zimmerman

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

See the following newsletter for the lastest from the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB).  It includes application tips and reminders for student and faculty:  What's New with the BREB.

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) would like to announce the implementation of a peer review pilot project which will run from July 1, 2015 to January 2016.

The aim of this pilot project is to implement a mandatory arm's length peer review for all protocols which have not been reviewed by an independent review panel. This initiative is designed to support the UBC CREB Guidance notes article 8.2 – Peer Review.

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The BC Ethics Initiative is pleased to move forward with the pilot implementation and evaluation of the harmonized ethics review model for Above Minimal Risk studies in June 2015. This represents a major milestone for the initiative in achieving efficient, coordinated, and high-quality processes that support and encourage multi-jurisdictional human health research.

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UBC editors of Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas, published by UBC Press, have been awarded the 2015 Canada Prize in the Humanities.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

As of May 1, 2015 changes are being introduced that will impact the recovery rate and distribution of indirect costs at UBC.

VPRI Unit: Institutional Programs Office

In anticipation of the next CFI IF call, the UBC offices of the Vice-President of Research and Innovation (VPRI) and Institutional Programs Office (IPO), will begin the UBC internal competition planning starting this Fall 2021. While UBC’s internal process will be similar to the previous competitions, we will begin the process earlier to maximize project development time and time for internal review processes. Institutions have a limit on the total requests (in dollars, limited by the UBC...

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