UBC researchers attract $25.6m in funding through CIHR Project Grants Fall 2020 Competition

Post date: Thu, 2021-03-04 18:55

Funding includes 33 Project Grants and 8 Priority Announcement Grants for projects led by UBC researchers

UBC Projects Receive Investment to Defend Against COVID-19

Post date: Fri, 2021-03-05 15:30

Canada’s Department of National Defence has announced its support for 48 research and development projects, valued at approximately $8.64 million, aimed at addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

UBC Projects Receive CFI Funding for Research Infrastructure

Post date: Thu, 2021-03-04 16:17

Nine projects led by UBC researchers awarded $28.3m in funding. UBC researchers are also collaborators on seven projects being led by other institutions.

Framework for Self-Assessment of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in UBC’s Research Ecosystem Released

Post date: Tue, 2021-03-02 11:56

The framework for how equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in UBC’s research ecosystem will be assessed has been published as part of the university’s participation in the federal Dimensions pilot program.

MSFHR Funds Knowledge Translation Activities for 17 Teams led by UBC Researchers

Post date: Thu, 2021-02-25 21:31

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) funding through the 2020 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 Briti

New Resource: Safeguarding Your Research

Post date: Mon, 2021-02-22 09:12

A new UBC webpage has been created to help researchers safeguard their research and scholarly activity. This pulls together UBC-specific resources and information alongside guides produced by the U15 and the Government and Canada.

Let's Talk CIHR: Systemic Racism and Canada’s Health Research Funding System

Post date: Wed, 2021-02-17 12:12

The health research community is invited to engage in open dialogue to identify and discuss specific measures that CIHR could implement to address barriers faced by racialized and Indigenous researchers and trainees. CIHR specifically invites the engagement of racialized and Indigenous communities with lived experience of systemic racism in the health research sector, although the online discussion is open to all. Visit for more information and to participate in discussions on systemic racism relating to CIHR’s funding system. 

UBC Research Partnerships Supported by $6.6m from NSERC Alliance Grants

Post date: Wed, 2021-02-03 13:47

Funding supports 27 partnerships involving UBC researchers.

New Faculty Research Advisors Appointed

Post date: Mon, 2021-02-01 12:53

Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi (NSERC), Dr. Liisa Galea (CIHR) and  Dr. Lisa Sundstrom (SSHRC) will provide strategic guidance, advice and leadership regarding research funding for both campuses.

Twelve UBC researchers receive MSFHR funds for patient-care research, commercialization

Post date: Thu, 2021-01-21 12:17

Twelve UBC researchers have been awarded funding for patient-care research and commercialization through two competitions administered by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the results of which were announced today.