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Three UBC teams were among 18 projects awarded up to $50,000 each to develop activities at the local, regional and/​or national level that advance awareness, understanding, development and adoption of research data management tools, best practices and resources in Canada. 

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UBC's Alexander T. Duncan and Dr. Amy Parent announced as members.

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The American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors excellence and convenes leaders to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and advance the public good

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The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) today announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards (GGIA). Among the awardees was the team responsible for developing the lipid nanoparticles that delivered mRNA vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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UBC is investing over $500,000 to support partnerships that will benefit communities and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning across the province.

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Dr. Bakker's fellowship awarded under the Geography & Environmental Studies category

Event Date: Apr 26, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Overview

Singularity is an open-source platform that allows researchers to package and use software on high performance computing clusters such as UBC ARC Sockeye.  To better understand how to use Singularity containers on UBC ARC Sockeye, we are hosting this workshop which will provide attendees with an overview of Singularity, as well as the basic tools to integrate Singularity into their research workflow.

Date: April 26, 1-3pm PTLocation: Zoom virtual session

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UBC Medicine professor Dr. Pieter Cullis has been named a 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award laureate for his pioneering work developing the lipid nanoparticle delivery technology that enables mRNA therapeutics such as the highly effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

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Funding supports 12 UBC-led projects through the 2021 Exploration and Special Call Competitions

 

Event Date: Apr 1, 2022
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is launching two new services that support UBC researchers to access cloud computing and transfer research data with ease.

Event Date: Apr 21, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC will be offering reviews of NFRF Special Call: Research for Postpandemic Recovery Notices of Intent (NOIs).

Researchers are invited to submit their 2500 character summary to SPARC for review between Monday, April 11 and Thursday April 21.  Please submit via email to danica.kell@ubc.ca by or before Thursday, April 21st at 10am.

Event Date: May 2, 2022
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Join UBC’s six newest University Killam Professors for a unique glimpse into the future of their research and learn why the questions they’re asking are important for us all. 

Event Date: Apr 7, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

Researchers from McGill and Brock Universities are interested in creating meaningful opportunities for communities to be involved in research ethics governance. This two-day (April 7 & 8) Zoom workshop, "Community-Led Research Governance: Envisioning the Future Through Dialogue," will showcase strategies for community-led research governance across Canada.

To learn more and register: https://www.mcgill.ca/biomedicalethicsunit/seminars/april-7-8-2022-works...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Faculty Research Awards.

Researchers at UBC and Carleton University received IDRC funding for their joint project, “Placement, Preservation and Perseverance: Afghan At-Risk Scholars, Activists and Students,” to help scholars and others who are fleeing the crisis in Afghanistan establish a new intellectual community in Canada.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Professor Gail Murphy, Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of British Columbia, Professor Dugan O’Neil, Vice-President Research & International at Simon Fraser University, Professor Aminah Robinson Fayek, Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of Alberta, Professor William Ghali, Vice-President Research at the University of Calgary, and Professor Lisa Kalynchuk, Vice-President Research & Innovation at the University of Victoria

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A total of 40 emerging and established Research Excellence Clusters led by researchers on the Vancouver campus will be supported in 2022/23. This total includes 27 awards made through the 2022/23 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition (GCRC) and 13 clusters entering the second year of their current award.

Event Date: Mar 7, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

A reminder will be posted closer to the dates.

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