VPRI Competitions + Initiatives

Below are current and recent competitions and initiatives hosted by the Office of the VP Research and Innovation.

View a list of Okanagan-specific research support initiatives here.

Competitions

Research Excellence Clusters

Research clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society that transcend the traditional boundaries associated with departments, institutions, and funding agencies.

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Collaborative Research Mobility Awards

The Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) are designed to facilitate collaboration on timely research opportunities by enabling researchers to move between campuses or institutions. 

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University Killam Professors 2020

The designation of University Killam Professor (UKP) is the highest honour that the university confers on faculty members.

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PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

UBC committed $1M in strategic funds over two years for the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE). 

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RESEARCH FACILITY SUPPORT GRANTS

The Research Facility Support Grants (RFSG) competition provides funding for the operation, maintenance, repairs or upgrades of equipment used in UBC facilities to support research.

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Initiatives

PUBLIC HUMANITIES HUBS

UBC has established Public Humanities Hubs (PHH) to provide support specific to collaborative research among humanists.

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Equity, Diversion and inclusion in research

UBC has been invited to participate in the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program. This pilot is administered by the Tri-Agency to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada’s research environment.

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Shared Research Platforms

Shared research platforms at UBC offer access to a variety of core facilities and tools including cutting-edge instruments, advanced technologies, and data processing and analysis. 

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERCLUSTER EXPANSION PROJECTS

UBC is a founding member of the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster (CDTS).

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Scholarly Integrity Initiative

UBC is committed to fostering a research environment that upholds the values and actions conducive to the responsible conduct of research.

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