Strategy 7 – Research Support

Province invests in research infrastructure, innovation at post-secondary institutions

The BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) has awarded over $20-million for 78 research projects being led by researchers at the University of British Columbia. “As part of our StrongerBC Economic Plan and commitment to prepare people for the jobs of tomorrow, we are investing in research capabilities at B.C. post-secondary institutions to help solve some […]

Call for proposals open for Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards

Call for proposals open for Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards

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New research centre to foster northern clinical and medical life sciences research

New research centre to foster northern clinical and medical life sciences research

A new Northern Centre for Clinical Research (NCCR) is being launched to create more opportunities for clinical and biomedical research and ti improve care in the north of the province. “Life sciences are vital to the public health-care system as new technology and treatment helps improve people’s lives,” says Adrian Dix, B.C.’s Minister of Health. […]

UBC opens geological field station in South Okanagan

UBC opens geological field station in South Okanagan

Students, researchers and community groups now have access to an expanded and enriched earth sciences learning environment in the South Okanagan with the opening of the UBC-Teck Geological Field Station in Oliver, B.C. Funded by $2.4-million in contributions from UBC Science alumni and friends, and Teck Resources Limited, the facilities replace aging structures that have […]

CDL-Vancouver introduces Compute stream to scale revolutionizing technologies

CDL-Vancouver introduces Compute stream to scale revolutionizing technologies

Creative Destruction Lab-Vancouver (CDL-Vancouver) is launching CDL Compute, a specialization that has evolved from learning on the Prime stream. CDL-Vancouver is based at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. The new stream will focus on scaling solutions for 5G and connectivity, edge, spatial compute, AV/VR and meta, as well as […]

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

UBC Research Data Management Town Hall: Oct. 19, 2021

UBC is developing a Research Data Management (RDM) strategy to align with the Tri-Agency Policy on RDM, UBC’s strategic plan and the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan. The strategy will inform the future of RDM at UBC by focusing on the priorities of the research community. Forming an effective strategy requires input from the research community to […]

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 […]