Research Community News

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VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

November 25, 2021

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, today announced a joint investment of $20 million to support new diabetes research teams across Canada.

Event Date: Feb 16, 2022
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC in collaboration with UBC applicants has developed a new resource - a guide to completing the Partner Organization Form for partner organizations. The guide can be accessed in the NSERC Resources webpage of the SPARC website (CWL-protected) and can be freely shared with partner organizations.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Dr. Pieter Cullis is a recipient of the 2021 Prince Mahidol Award in recognition of his pioneering work on lipid nanoparticles (LNP), which has been critical to the development of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and other life-saving medicines.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Award is in recognition of innovative contributions to the fields of wood science, chemical and biological engineering.

Event Date: Nov 15, 2021
VPRI Unit: Animal Care and Use Program

As we approach the upcoming holidays for calendar year 2021, please be advised of our order and delivery schedule.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Jenn Jakobi has a passion for building equity, diversity and inclusion

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A total of 59 projects led by UBC researchers were awarded funding of $41.1 million, inlcuding $39.2m  for 50 Project Grants, $1.7m in Priority Announcement Fudning and $0.2m in Bridge Grants

Event Date: Nov 26, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

SPARC is hosting Test Your Concept (TYC) panels for researchers interested in submitting applications to the 2022 New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation Competition.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

A new Canvas course about the responsible conduct of research is available to support UBC’s culture of research excellence.

Event Date: Oct 27, 2021
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

For researchers who have used Workspace for storing research data and need to find an alternative, see the updated guidelines: https://arc.ubc.ca/microsoft-onedrive-and-teams-research. Information is included on how and when to use OneDrive and Teams for data storage, in addition to addressing security considerations, long-term data storage recommendations, and providing contact links.

Event Date: Oct 15, 2021
VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium

We are happy to announce a number of improvements to our Sanger sequencing services.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

Associate professor Nicola Levell has won the American Anthropological Association’s Council of Museum Anthropology’s 2021 Michael Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology for her project Shadows, Strings & Other Things (the physical and the digital exhibitions) and her edited volume Bodies of Enchantment: Puppets of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas (2021).

Event Date: Oct 8, 2020
VPRI Unit: Office of Research Services (news)

The 2022/23 Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) is now open for applications. The NSTP supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.

Event Date: Nov 5, 2021
VPRI Unit: SPARC

All applicants are invited to submit their Partnership Development Grant or Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative Grant materials (both individual modules and full proposals are accepted) for review by or before Friday, November 5th at 9am.

Event Date: Nov 5, 2021
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) program is now open again. It provides up to $5000 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: Oct 6, 2021
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The Tri-Agency Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) proposed policy guidance released in June 2021 related to harmonized ethics review of multi-jurisdictional research. REBC and UBC (on behalf of the affiliated REBs with the exclusion of BCC) recently submitted their response, which wholeheartedly supports the overall objective of a single REB review for multi-site research, but which also identifies numerous issues with the model that the PRE is proposing.

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, 201.  Info sessions on October 6 and 19.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) funding through the 2021 Convening & Collaborating (C2) and Reach competitions will create pathways from research evidence to impact and help ensure that cutting-edge health research can directly improve the health of British Columbians and BC’s health system. 

These collaborative teams consisting of researchers, trainees, and research users are investigating a wide range of research areas that address health challenges...

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

UBC is developing a Research Data Management (RDM) strategy to align with the Tri-Agency Policy on RDM, UBC’s strategic plan and the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan. The strategy will inform the future of RDM at UBC by focusing on the priorities of the research community.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office

All UBC researchers are invited to attend UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) for a virtual information session on Friday, October 15, 2021, 1pm-2pm

Event Date: Sep 21, 2021
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

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