UBC Researchers Leading Two New Innovative Training Programs

May 16, 2024

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced $26 million in funding through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program for 2024. This investment will spur the creation of 16 innovative training programs that will facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce while tackling crucial science and engineering challenges.

UBC researchers are leading two of the new prorgams, awarded a combined total of $3.3 million.

Designed to improve the training environment for the next generation of researchers, CREATE training programs foster the acquisition of important skills by highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows to improve their job readiness. Over the next six years, this diverse cohort will benefit from tailored professional development, inclusive mentorship, and unique networking opportunities while gaining expertise in cutting-edge technologies, developing their problem-solving abilities, and increasing their professional acumen.

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UBC-led Programs

NSERC CREATE in Product Design for Human Comfort
Led by Dr. Sepideh Pakpour (School of Engineering, UBCO)

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NSERC CREATE in ImmunoEngineering (ImmunoE)
Led by Dr. Peter Zandstra (School of Biomedical Engineering / Michael Smith Laboratories, UBCV)
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