Strategy 7 – Research Support

AI technology enables screening of billions of compounds to identify potential COVID-19 drugs

AI technology enables screening of billions of compounds to identify potential COVID-19 drugs

Ever wonder how Artificial Intelligence can help in the race to develop COVID-19 drugs? An interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Art Cherkasov, Professor, UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, and Senior Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, give us an answer. The team used a machine learning drug discovery platform to screen a library of […]

Championing investment in digital research infrastructure innovation

Championing investment in digital research infrastructure innovation

For Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Department of Linguistics, Sockeye has been a dream come true. As a member of the original UBC Digital Research and Compute Infrastructure committee, he has championed investment into digital research infrastructure, resulting in a high-performance computing platform with nearly 16,000 CPU cores and 200 GPUs, available […]

Enhancing Support for Advanced Research Computing

UBC has further expanded its support of the research community with an additional capital investment of $10.6-million in advanced research computing infrastructure. This investment increases UBC’s capacity to support UBC researchers in all disciplines to meet immediate needs surrounding data storage and computing power through UBC ARC Sockeye. Sockeye was initially established through a capital […]

Funding available to foster collaborations in research excellence

Funding available to foster collaborations in research excellence

UBC is supporting our research community to establish new or expand upon existing research collaborations through the Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) program. This renewed and expanded program is currently seeking applications to support partnerships between our campuses, or with researchers at the University of Washington or UCLA. The CRMA began as a means to […]

Funding available to support research collaborations between Vancouver and the Okanagan

A message from Gail Murphy, Vice-President, Research and Innovation Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to apply to the UBC Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (UBC CRMA) program. These awards facilitate collaboration on timely research opportunities between UBC researchers in Vancouver and the Okanagan. Competitions will be held four times per year. The submission deadline […]

New advanced research computing infrastructure available to UBC researchers

A message from Gail Murphy, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Jennifer Burns, Chief Information Officer UBC researchers in all disciplines are invited to apply to access new advanced research computing infrastructure, UBC ARC Sockeye. The application deadline is October 14.  Sockeye is a high-performance computing platform featuring 7,000 CPU cores, and more than 10 petabytes of […]

New funding available to faculty authors to assist with publishing costs

A message from Gail Murphy, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver Faculty members who are authors are invited to apply for a new UBC Scholarly Publication Fund, to assist with the costs of book or journal publishing in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-aligned fields. The submission […]

With UBC ARC Sockeye, the university is enhancing advanced research computing infrastructure

Capital investment poised to transform big data research at UBC

In a laboratory in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, researchers work to identify the consequences of genetic variations. To do so, they rely on computational methods and tools, such as sophisticated software, databases and algorithms, which require a powerful infrastructure. “The future of medicine lies in our ability to analyze vast amounts of patient […]