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VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The 2022 University Killam Professors competition has launched and the UBC community is invited to consider faculty members who may be eligible for this distinction. The designation of University Killam Professor (UKP) recognizes faculty members who are extraordinary teachers and researchers, who are leaders in their academic fields, and who have received national and international recognition and prestige. It is the highest honour that the university confers on a faculty member. ...

Event Date: Apr 4, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Impact Canada have announced Round Three of their Housing Supply Challenge, “The Northern Access Round: Supply Chain Solutions for Northern and Remote Housing.”  In Round 3, the CMHC is looking to fund solutions that address barriers in the supply chain that reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with accessing all the materials and resources needed to build, operate and maintain housing in northern and remote regions.”  Applications are...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

February 22, 2022

​​​UBC researchers were awarded almost $2 million in funding for 16 projects from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

Applications are invited from leading scholars across career stages from UBC and UBCO to the 2022-23 Wall Scholars Catalyst Program. Successful scholars will participate in regular sessions at the Institute focusing on the broad theme of Climate and Nature Emergency. Application Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2022

Event Date: Feb 11, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

As a signatory of the World Health Organization’s Joint Statement on Public Disclosure of Results from Clinical Trials, CIHR is committed to advancing open science, research excellence, and greater transparency in clinical trials. To that end, CIHR has introduced new requirements for the registration and public disclosure of the results of clinical trials.

Event Date: Feb 9, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The TCPS CORE-2022 tutorial has been updated and can be accessed from https://tcps2core.ca/welcome. Changes in this version include integration into the CORE tutorial of “Module A9 – Research Involving Indigenous Peoples.”

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The UBC Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Dr. Gail Murphy as Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Forty-eight UBC-led Project Grants were awarded $34.7 million, and a further 13 UBC-led projects were awarded priority announcement grants totaling $1.3 million

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected Dr. Shawn Mansfield to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most distinct honours within the global scientific community.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC ranks second in Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, 2021

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Dr. Pieter Cullis, a professor in UBC’s department of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been awarded the inaugural VinFuture Grand Prize alongside peers Drs. Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman. The award recognizes the trio’s work on mRNA technology that paved the way for effective COVID-19 vaccines.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC researchers are leading one NFRF Transformation Stream project awarded $24 million. 22 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at UBC were announced and are being supported by an investment of over $20m. The announcement also includes awards of approximately 400 scholarships and fellowships to UBC students and postdoctoral fellows with a value of more than $18m.

Event Date: Mar 11, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC, in collaboration with UBC faculty, has produced a new video -- NSERC CREATE Information Webinar and Strategic Discussion (CWL protected).

Applicants interested in submitting to the NSERC CREATE competition should consult this video. Included in this presentation is an outline of the competition, strategic advice, details on the mandatory internal selection process, and a discussion with a UBC faculty member who serves on the NSERC CREATE selection committee.

Event Date: Jan 17, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SSHRC’s Partnership Grant Stage 1 competition requires applicants to include a one page “Host organization involvement” module in the form of a “letter of engagement…written on official letterhead and signed by appropriate officials”. This letter “should explain any plans for involvement by the host institution in supporting the partnership”, including cash and/or in-kind support from departments and faculties within the host institution.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Appointees include Drs. Pieter Cullis, Connie Eaves, Donald McKenzie, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Walter Hardy, Curtis Suttle and Peter Zandstra.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

On December 9, 2021, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $13.7 million in 89 new COVID-19 research projects across the country.

Four projects led by UBC Researchers were awarded more than $0.5 million to focus on understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families.

The Government of Canada is providing funding for the research through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Michael Smith...

Event Date: Jan 14, 2022
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC is one of 17 Canadian post-secondary institutions participating in a pilot of the federal Dimensions program, which seeks to identify and eliminate systemic obstacles and inequities for marginalized and under-represented people in research.

The UBC Dimensions project team has performed an in-depth assessment of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the university’s research-related systems, practices and culture, including a comprehensive environmental scan of UBC’s EDI-...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Michael Smith Health Research BC announced funding for 15 projects through its Health Professional-Investigator Program.

The Health Professional-Investigator Program helps close the gap between health research and its implementation. HP-I awards are dedicated to support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system to ultimately improve health outcomes in BC and beyond.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Award received on behalf of OceanCanada partnership.

Event Date: Feb 24, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC's sample grant library has been updated with new NSERC CREATE Letters of Intent and Full Applications. Applicants to the competition can consult these new sample grants and ones from previous competitions when preparing their own applications. Please visit the sample grant library here (CWL access required).

Event Date: Dec 8, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC is pleased to announce the following support services available for applicants to the 2022 SSHRC Partnership Grant Stage 1 competition.  In addition to the optional services below, SPARC will also facilitate the mandatory Institutional Support Letter.  Please contact danica.kell@ubc.ca as soon as possible for details and deadlines.

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