Research Community News

Event Date: May 26, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: May 25, 2020
VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: May 14, 2020

Are you conducting health-related research and want to recruit BC residents?

REACH BC is an online provincial platform that connects British Columbians with health research opportunities.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: May 13, 2020

Presenter: Ken Bigelow, Systems Administrator with the Advanced Research Computing group at UBC

Topic: Sole Stacking – Accessing the Compute Canada software stack outside of traditional HPC

Time: May 19, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Event Date: May 12, 2020
VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: May 11, 2020
VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Apr 30, 2020

The UBC Library Research Commons has launched Geodisy, an open-source tool that allows users to search online for Canadian research data through map-based discovery.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Apr 30, 2020

Nicholas Coops receives Marcus Wallenberg Prize with collaborators Richard Waring (Oregon State University) and Joseph Landsberg (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia) for work to understand forests’ response to climate change such as global warming, insect infestations and forest fires.

VPRI Unit: VP Research & Innovation Office
Feed Publication Date: Apr 30, 2020

Lukas Chrostowski and Diane Srivastava lead projects in in Quantum Computing and The Living Data Project

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Apr 15, 2020

UBC IT has announced changes to existing SPSS and NViVo licensing to accommodate a changing work environment as a result of recent events. Please see below for more details on the enhanced software offerings: 

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Apr 5, 2020

UBC Advanced Research Computing will provide expedited support for the acquisition and use of HPC resources, including public cloud, for research studies that meet the following criteria:

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Mar 17, 2020

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VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium
Feed Publication Date: Mar 16, 2020

As of March 16, the Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium is currently experiencing processing delays. All efforts are being made to process samples in a timely fashion, but impacts on specific services are outlined below. Please note that all sample drop-offs and collections MUST be arranged in advance with sequencing.centre@ubc.ca.

Event Date: Apr 1, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Mar 9, 2020

Due to travel restrictions and the need to limit public gatherings, NSERC has cancelled their visit to the UBC campus.

VPRI Unit: Office of Research Services (news)
Feed Publication Date: Mar 5, 2020

On March 6, 2020, Tri-Agency issued the following update regarding travel cancellations due to COVID-19-related issues: 

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Mar 4, 2020

The Office of Research Ethics invites graduate students & faculty to DROP-IN to the Research Commons

Bring your questions to Room 495 | Koerner Library Every Wednesday from 8:30 am – 4 pm **PLEASE NOTE THAT DROP-IN SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED. WE WILL POST ON THIS PAGE WHEN THEY RESUME**

The Research Commons in the Koerner Library provides a welcoming space for projects and presentations, a Digital Scholarship Lab, plus consultations and workshops for UBC...

VPRI Unit: Research Ethics
Feed Publication Date: Mar 2, 2020

The 2020 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has been released. The Compilation is a listing of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subjects protections in 133 countries and from many international organizations.

Most of the listings provide hyperlinks to the source document. These laws, regulations, and guidelines are classified into nine categories:

Event Date: Mar 26, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Mar 2, 2020

*NOTE* This event has been canceled.

The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III) is organizing a series of Engagement Workshops as part of our community stakeholder engagement plan to identify the new strategic priorities for III. The next Engagement Workshop is being held in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia on March 26th, 2020.

VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium
Feed Publication Date: Feb 20, 2020

Have a sequencing or bioinformatics project, but don’t know where to start? Need to generate sequence data for a pilot study or grant application? Join us at our monthly drop-in sessions. Meet with the SBC team and find out how we can help you with your sequencing and bioinformatics projects.

Event Date: Feb 14, 2020
VPRI Unit: SPARC
Feed Publication Date: Feb 13, 2020

UBC SPARC and Innovation Partnerships will host a speaker series focused on the development of research partnerships between academia and industry. Both academic and industrial partners will discuss their experiences in developing academia-industry relationships, considerations on formulating value proposition and engagement approach to partner(s), insights on securing support from funding agencies (e.g. NSERC) and partner organizations, and avenues to longer-term sustainability of the...

VPRI Unit: Office of Research Services (news)
Feed Publication Date: Feb 9, 2020

Events and information related to ORS and to major funding agencies are listed below.

Please regularly check the information posted below for updates related to funding opportunities and application procedures. For detailed information on current opportunities, visit the ORS Funding Opportunities page.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing
Feed Publication Date: Feb 2, 2020

Westgrid will be teaching monthly workshops at UBC Research Commons starting February 2020. Please find more information about the first three workshops below: 

Feb-07 Advanced Unix Shell 

Mar-13 Advanced GitHub 

Apr-08 Intro to Cloud Computing 

VPRI Unit: Office of Research Services (news)
Feed Publication Date: Jan 28, 2020

The next RISe/ORS drop-in session will be held on Thursday, February 27 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm in Room 102 - 6190 Agronomy Road.

Feel free to drop by with any questions or inquiries.

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