Strategy 6 – Collaborative Clusters

Thirty-five Research Excellence Clusters to receive GCRC support in 2021/22

Thirty-five Research Excellence Clusters to receive GCRC support in 2021/22

A total of 35 emerging and established research excellence clusters led by researchers on the Vancouver campus will be supported in 2021/22, including 24 awards made through the 2021/22 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition (GCRC) and eleven clusters entering the second year of their current award. Research Excellence Clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers […]

Embodied carbon pilot helps building industry address climate change

Embodied carbon pilot helps building industry address climate change

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the built environment are a significant contributor to climate change. As policies to reduce operational energy consumption and related GHG emissions from buildings start to take effect, the embodied emissions associated with building material choices are becoming proportionally more significant. But in order to reduce embodied carbon in future buildings, […]

UBC research cluster promotes traditional Indigenous knowledge and science collaboration

UBC research cluster promotes traditional Indigenous knowledge and science collaboration

A group of researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are working to find sustainable ways of managing the Okanagan landscape in collaboration with Syilx traditional knowledge holders, with support from UBC research cluster funding. Enhancing Ecosystem Sustainability: A Syilx/Settler Science Collaboration is an interdisciplinary research cluster that aims to contribute solutions to issues of importance to […]

Humanities for the People

Humanities for the People

Earlier this year, UBC launched its Public Humanities Hub – a three-year pilot project aimed at supporting collaborative research among Humanities scholars while also highlighting and developing public-facing research in the Humanities. “The impetus behind the Public Humanities movement at UBC is to give scholars an opportunity to participate more fully in the mobilization of […]

Bringing Scholars into the Newsroom

Bringing Scholars into the Newsroom

A team of political scientists, economists, geographers, legal scholars and environmental scientists are working hand-in-hand with investigative journalists at UBC to tell under-reported stories about the hidden costs in global supply chains. Led by Peter Klein, an Emmy-award winning journalist and professor at the Graduate School of Journalism, the collaborative initiative is part of a […]

System developed by UBC professor Mark Johnson helps to monitor water use in farms

Data helps drive diversified agroecosystems research

At the dinner table, do you stop and think about the resources needed to produce the food on your fork? That bite of broccoli, for example, grew from clean water, rich soil (to deliver nutrients), and a variety of insects and animals (for pollination, fertilization and pest control). It also needed human resources — knowledge […]

Call for applications: 2019 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition

The Offices of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, are pleased to announce the 2019 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition. Vancouver researchers are invited to submit their Notice of Intent to apply by September 23, 2019. These awards are specifically targeted at catalyzing research initiatives at UBC. Funding is […]