Research Community News

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VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

This competition is open to emerging and established clusters of research excellence in all disciplines on the Vancouver campus, and we welcome applications from both previously funded and new clusters. NOI: November 1, 2022.  Info sessions on October 13 and 17.

Event Date: Nov 4, 2022
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) program is now open again. It provides up to $5,000 to support new or existing research partnerships between UBC researchers in the Okanagan and Vancouver. Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to apply. Funding may be used to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with meetings, accessing specialized equipment, or other partnership activities.  

Event Date: Sep 22, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

In response to community-expressed needs, the Making Research Accessible initiative (MRAi) – a partnership between the UBC Learning Exchange and Library in collaboration with others – has developed the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP). The RAP is designed to provide information about research that is relevant to/about Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  As well as linking to research published since 2010, the DTES RAP includes researchers’ contact information and...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Government of B.C. is supporting research at UBC with more than $560,000 to help lead the way to more effective mental-health treatments through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF).

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

This contribution, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), will help universities more competitively recruit and retain outstanding researchers by helping acquire the state-of-the-art labs, equipment and facilities they need to make discoveries that will have an impact on Canadians.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Research Facility Support Grants (RFSG) competition provides funding for the operation, maintenance, replacement, repair or upgrade of equipment used in UBC facilities to support research.

The RFSGs are one-year grants of up to $50,000 intended to enhance UBC research, training, and equipment sustainability.  

Researchers located on the UBC Vancouver campus and affiliated hospital sites are eligible to apply.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) has awarded over $20 million for 78 research projects being led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Drs. Kimberley Brownlee and Rashid Sumaila receive the Kitty Newman Memorial Award and Miroslaw Romanowski Medal respectively.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The 2022/23 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund is open! Get up to $25,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities across the province and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning. Interested applicants are invited to submit a Notice of Intent by October 21, 2022. 

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Funding includes 16 awards to UBC faculty members through the Scholar Program and 36 awards to UBC research trainees to support health research at UBC and its affiliated health research institutions.

Event Date: Sep 12, 2022
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

Research Ethics BC (REBC)* has contracted an external consultant to evaluate the harmonized research ethics review models being used in BC. If you have submitted a multi-jurisdictional study for ethics review in BC, they would like to hear from you. 

The survey will take between 15-30 minutes to complete. 

Completion is requested by Saturday September 17th. 

Survey link: https://survey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SWmy8LEm5fBqtw?jfefe=new

The Sustainability Hub is proud to announce the return of the Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) Competition for 22-23.

This year, the CLL Fund Competition will provide seed funding of up to $50,000 for 4 to 6 innovative projects in one of four priority areas. Plus, a new partnership with UBC Wellbeing will provide up to $50,000 for 1 additional project that advances one of the identified target areas in the UBC Wellbeing Strategic Framework including mental health; food security; active...

Event Date: Sep 19, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

As part of CIHR’s ongoing security enhancements to ResearchNet, a multifactor authentication process will need to be implemented. This process would require ResearchNet users to enter a code at time of login that would be sent to the email address connected to their account profile to authenticate their identity. CIHR would like to to hear from the research community about about how this change will impact their use of ResearchNet.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of thirteen UBC faculty members have been announced by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as new Fellows and as new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Drs Karim Khan (Family Practice), Kathleen Martin Ginis (Medicine), Julio Montaner (Medicine) and Sabrina Wong (Nursing) recognized by peers for contributions to the promotion of health science

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Event Date: Oct 31, 2023
VPRI Unit: SPARC

In support of the NSERC Discovery Grant competition, SPARC staff will host regular office hours through Zoom, every Tuesday and Thursday (starting August 24), until the end of the competition. Applicants are encouraged to drop in and receive strategic advice as they develop their applications or ask questions about the competition. For more information, please contact Mark Phillipo.

Office hours are:

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC researchers are leading 47 projects awarded a total of $38.3 million through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition. 

In total, the Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition approved 405 research grants, plus 2 bridge grants, for a total investment of approximately $325M. In addition, 61 priority announcement grants were funded for a total amount of $10,779,207 and 16 supplemental prizes were awarded for a total of $1,060,000

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering associate professor will receive up to US $2.5 Million for interdisciplinary research support.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Dr. Simon Pimstone wins the Lifetime Achievement award, Dr. Pieter Cullis the Global Impact award and spinoffs Precision Nanosystems and Acuitas Therapeutics also recognized.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Appointees include Drs. Paul Dubord, Donald Arthur Enarson, Granger Avery, Eva-Marie Kröller and Martin Schechter.

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