Strategy 8 – Student Research

UBC doctoral student wins Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

UBC doctoral student wins Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

UBC PhD student Jennifer Lavalley has been named a 2020 Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar. Jennifer is pursuing her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies, exploring the experiences of Indigenous people who use drugs, in order to optimize and ensure the cultural relevance of overdose-focused harm reduction and substance use treatment. Prior to her current position as a […]

Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new exoplanets.

UBC student discovers 17 new planets, including potentially habitable, Earth-sized world

UBC Physics and Astronomy Ph.D. candidate Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable, Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA’s Kepler mission. Over its original four-year mission, the Kepler satellite looked for planets, especially those that lie in the “Habitable Zones” of their stars, where liquid water could exist […]

Che-Min Lee presenting at UBC’s Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference

Enhancing undergraduate research experiences

“We’re designing a program to engage students to come together across disciplines and tackle a problem that is relevant to the communities they identify with,” explains Liam Orme, UBC alumnus and coordinator of the UBC Climate Hub. Liam joined the student-driven Climate Hub last year, while he was a student in the Bachelor of International […]

PURE funding recipients announced

The offices of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Vice-President Research and Innovation, and the Vice-Principal Research and Innovation (UBC Okanagan) are pleased to announce the first funding recipients of the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE). The January 2019 funding call for PURE sought innovative pilot projects that would broaden access to, and enhance undergraduate research experiences, in […]

Call for Proposals: Program for Undergraduate Research Experience applications open January 7

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE), a major initiative being funded through UBC’s strategic plan. The competition, which supports plan Strategy 8: Student Research, aims to broaden access to and enhance the undergraduate student research experience. It is widely recognized that engagement in research provides […]