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

Research Excellence | Strategy 7: Research Support
Theme: Innovation

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 of our society’s most pressing issues,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. “These investments – ranging from environmental health to vibration and acoustics research – allow researchers to create new and innovative technology that will improve the lives of people throughout B.C.”

Through these types of investments, British Columbia can attract and retain world-class talent, develop new jobs and companies, and support the advancement of research and technology in a variety of sectors, such as health and life sciences, information and communication technologies, social sciences and humanities, clean technology, and natural resources.

Fifty-five projects led by researchers on our Vancouver campus awarded a total of $17.3-million, while 23 projects led by researchers on our Okanagan campus were awarded a total of $2.8-million.

Please visit the Research + Innovation website to read the full story and to see the projects that received funding.

Through Strategy 7: Research Support, UBC is committed to strengthening shared infrastructure and resources to support research excellence.