UBC Researchers receive over $2.8m through NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

Five UBC projects are to receive a total of over $2.8m through NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG). These grants are intended to connect Canada’s brightest researchers with industry, government and other partners to transform fundamental science into tangible benefits for Canadians.

A total investment of $44m was announced nationally for 75 projects. This investment will enable researchers to come up with new solutions to address challenges in areas such as environment, agriculture, information, communications technologies, natural resources, energy, and advanced manufacturing. By partnering with Canadian companies, researchers will also receive the training and experience they need to be labour market-ready.

NSERC Release

​UBC Funding Recipients

  • Curtis Berlinguette
    (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry)      
    Electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into synthetic building blocks
    Read more
  • Lukas Chrostowski
    (Electrical and Computer Engineering)       
    An Integrated Quantum Key Distribution Transceiver using Silicon Photonic Circuits
    Read more
  • Nicholas Coops
    (Forest Resources Management)
    Remote mapping and characterization of riparian forests and fish habitat potential using advanced remote sensing approaches
  • Steven Hallam
    (Microbiology and Immunology)       
    Restructuring cyanobacterial metabolism for high-value compound production
    Read more
  • Vincent Wong
    (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Technologies to Support Enhanced Mobile Broadband and Tactile Internet Applications in 5G Wireless Systems
    Read more

Full list of recipients