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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.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

More details and registration available on the SPARC website.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

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

In preparation for the Foundation Scheme: 2015 2nd Live Pilot competition, please join Dr. Lara Boyd at our May 14th Information Session.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Prime Ministers Harper and Modi highlight partnerships created by IC-IMPACTS

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

SPARC organizing a workshop about applying to the NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grant program.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, the new Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, invites you to attend a meet & greet information session at the University of British Columbia on April 28th

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: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC honoured the recipients of the 2014 Faculty Research Awards at a reception in the Glass Lobby of the Chan Centre on Tuesday March 31.  

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Recordings, handouts and presentations from Dr. Jane Aubin's visit on March 25th are available to download.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC's Dr. Stephanie Waterman's research focuses on physics of the Arctic and Southern oceans has been selected as a 2015 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow.

Event Date: Nov 30, 2020
VPRI Unit: Institutional Programs Office

The CFI publishes periodic updates. Please follow the link to find the latest issue of the CFI update.

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...

VPRI Unit: Institutional Programs Office

UBC scientists are recieving $3 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Click here a list of UBC-led projects and click here for the CFI announcement.

Event Date: Oct 15, 2020
VPRI Unit: Institutional Programs Office

See CFI Internal Timelines for further details.

Event Date: Mar 27, 2023
VPRI Unit: Institutional Programs Office

Welcome, Richa!

VPRI Unit: Institutional Programs Office

The CFI has launched an updated call for proposals for the Exceptional Opportunities Fund – COVID-19 (EOF-COVID-19) competition with a submission deadline of July 6, 2020. Click here for full details from CFI.

UBC researchers should note our internal process for applying to the competition as noted on our EOF competition page.

Event Date: Sep 20, 2021
VPRI Unit: Institutional Programs Office

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