A total of 18 early career UBC researchers receive $4.46m from the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced the first 157 early career researchers to receive funding for exploratory research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. This first investment of $38 million will support early career researchers with five years or less of experience since their first academic appointment. Each recipient will receive up to $250,000 over the next two years.

The Exploration stream is one of three streams that comprise the New Frontiers in Research Fund, a new initiative that will enable researchers to work together to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The Transformation stream will provide large-scale support for Canada to build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research. Another future stream, International, will enhance opportunities for Canadian researchers to participate in research with international partners so they can exchange ideas with the world’s best and brightest.

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UBC Funding Recipients

  • Mattia Bacca
    The Energetics of Life: a new perspective in Cytoskeletal Mechanics
  • Mathieu Bourbonnais
    Living with wildfire
  • Mark Cembrowski
    Generation and application of novel molecular biosensor in fear memory
  • Derek Dee
    Inducing plant proteins to form novel structures that mimic meat proteins for use in food
  • Ryan Flannigan
    Integrating Machine Learning and Single Cell Genomics to Advance Sperm Selection
  • Adam Ford
    Cultural keystone wildlife in a changing world: weaving together Indigenous knowledge, cultural preservation, and conservation 
  • Anne Gadermann
    From Society to Cell: Exploring the Social Exposome to Reduce Inequalities in Child Health and Development in Canada
  • Jordi Honey-Rosés
    The UBC Housing and Well-Being Project
  • Isaac Li
    Trojan tag strategy for exosome liquid biopsy
  • Sean Michaletz
    Predicting climate change effects on vegetation: scaling plant-environment interactions from leaves to ecosystems
  • Carlos Molina Hutt
    Reducing the catastrophic risk of a Cascadia megathrust earthquake 
  • Frederik Noack
    Rural-Urban Migration and the Environment
  • Courtney Pollock
    Innovative application of technology to individualize and optimize rehabilitation of walking balance poststroke
  • Julie Robillard
    SOcial Co-creation of Robotic Aging TEchnologieS (SOCRATES)
  • Camilla Speller
    Paleoproteomics: A new frontier in the study of Indigenous plant use in the Americas
  • Anthony Wachs
    Extending the frontiers of massively parallel computing of particle-laden flows on Cartesian adaptive grids: application to blood flow and targeted drug delivery
  • Lyndia (Chun) Wu
    Investigating Brain Trauma Accumulation from Subconcussive Head Impacts and Differences between Male and Female Ice Hockey Players 
  • Ziliang Ye
    Multifunctional flexible quantum sensor for health monitoring

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