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. 

Event Date: May 3, 2023
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) would like to draw your attention to The Digital Research Alliance of Canada’s (the Alliance) recent call for applications and nominations for the Researcher Council.  The Researcher Council plays an important role in informing the Alliance’s infrastructure and data management strategy for academic researchers across Canada.  We encourage UBC researchers interested to consider putting their name forward for this opportunity. 

Relevant deadlines...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The UBC Vancouver Public Humanities Hub recently announced the winners of three awards: the Public Humanities Faculty Fellowship Awards, the Public Humanities Seed Grants, and the Public Humanities Research Cluster Grants. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) is increasingly important within post-secondary education. By using systematic, deliberate and methodological inquiry into teaching, we can make a measurable improvement in student learning. Recognising the importance of SoTL within higher education, we are pleased to announce the launch of two funding opportunities.

Event Date: May 1, 2023
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

We invite you to drop in to our monthly office hours and bring any questions you have on high performance computing, object storage, databases, and research data management.  ARC staff will be available via zoom, starting May 25, 2023, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT.  Even if you do not have questions, feel free to stop by and say hello and meet other researchers from UBC! 

No registration required!  

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Through these partnerships, UBC researchers will collaborate on projects addressing artificial intelligence-driven materials discovery, improving immigrant integration in Canada, genomics-based RNA therapeutics, and climate solutions derived from community-engaged research on energy systems.

Event Date: Apr 27, 2023
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

April 27, 2023

UBC's Dimensions Action Plan for EDI in Research, published today, comprises 24 objectives and 43 actions to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in UBC’s research community.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding supports 16 UBC-led projects awarded almost $29m through the NFRF 2022 Transformation, Exploration and Special Call Competitions

 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

President Steinmeier toured UBC Faculty of Applied Science’s soon-to-open hydrogen research platform and met researchers working on clean energy and climate change solutions, including engineering experts collaborating with German research institutions. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A new cohort of 16 health professional investigators funded by Michael Smith Health Research BC are conducting and applying research to ultimately improve health outcomes in BC and beyond.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Seven UBC-led projects awarded more than $6m through NSERC Quantum Alliance Grant competitions in support of National Quantum Strategy.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC-led programs awarded a combined $8.25 million over six years by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Last fall, an external review of UBC’s Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) program was conducted to assess its effectiveness in supporting Research Excellence Strategy 6 (Collaborative Clusters) of UBC’s strategic plan.

The GCRC program, established in 2017 by the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) and the Provost & Vice-President, Academic (VPA), fosters collaboration and enables the formation and growth of interdisciplinary research networks led by...

Event Date: Apr 25, 2023
VPRI Unit: SPARC

CIHR is seeking new Institute Advisory Board (IAB) members. Terms for these positions are up to three years and may be reappointed for a second term of up to three years, for a maximum of six consecutive years of service on any one IAB. Responsibilities include advising on Institute health research priorities and strategies and implementation plans for engaging the broader research community. Deadline for applications is April 25, 2023.

Event Date: May 4, 2023
VPRI Unit: SPARC

CIHR is seeking a new Scientific Director for the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH). This is a 4-year term (with the possibility of a second-term appointment), with responsibilities including providing overall direction and leadership for CIHR-ICRH. Deadline for applications is May 4, 2023. For further details, please visit CIHR. Questions can also be directed to: SDrecruitment-recrutementDS@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC awards over $745,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities and advance collaborative research, teaching and learning throughout British Columbia.

VPRI Unit: Research Awards & Prizes

Associate Professor, Dr. Shannon Walsh, has received the Governor General’s Award for Artistic Achievement in Visual and Media Arts. These prestigious awards were created in 1999 by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada and celebrate excellence in the arts. Each of the winners receives a $25,000 prize and bronze medallion. 

Read more on the UBC Department of Theatre and Film website

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The report from the Advisory Panel on the Federal Research Support System was released on Monday, March 20, 2023. This panel was appointed by the ISED Minister and the Minister of Health to provide independent and expert advice on the structure and governance of the federal research system. Read more

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Faculty Research Awards. 

The Office of the VP, Research and Innovation will be hosting a reception on June 6, 2022 to acknowledge the achievements of our researchers.

Congratulations to all recipients!

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The National Killam Program announced today the 2023 Killam Prize and Dorothy Killam Fellowship winners, recognizing the inclusive collaborators, research leaders and barrier breakers who are driving the future of Canada.

The recipients included UBC's Dr. Sally Otto, University Killam Professor and professor of zoology in the Faculty of Science as well as Dr. Pieter Cullis, from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Medicine.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Canada’s biotech ecosystem is poised for a major boost with the federal government announcement today that B.C. will be home to Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub (CIEBH).

Event Date: Mar 13, 2023
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

The Animal Care Committee's research protocol writing and breeding protocol writing workshops are designed for Principal Investigators, staff, or students who prepare animal care ethics applications.

This is an opportunity for you to learn or have a refresher on how to write an effective animal care protocol. In the workshop, you will learn from some of the Animal Care Committee members about the levels of detail to include, sections of the application that are commonly omitted or...

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