In this week’s issue:
- Launch of the new UBC Research & International website
- Mitacs and Own the Podium – Partners for Innovation in High-Performance Sport Research
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Spring Start Up Fund
- Biomedical Research Centre Seminar Series – Dr. Judah Denburg: In situ hemopoiesis in allergic inflammation and disease: from serendipity to prediction (final reminder)
- UBC SPARC Office – NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants Workshop (final reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Global Health at UBC: A Call for Network Development
- Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – C3 glomerulopathy: a confluence of hematology, immunology and nephrology
- Centre for Blood Research – 2015 CBR Research Day
- Invitation to Teach One Day @ UBC Courses
Launch of the new UBC Research & International website
The following message is sent on behalf of President Arvind Gupta and Dr. John Hepburn, Vice President Research & International:
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new UBC Research + International website: research.ubc.ca
- Research2Reality videos featuring UBC faculty discussing the value and impact of their research
- An expanded service portal offering one-stop support and resources to UBC researchers
- A comprehensive overview of UBC’s international engagement strategy and initiatives
- Research-specific news and announcements
- Curated research and international stories from faculties and units across both campuses.
Mitacs and Own the Podium – Partners for Innovation in High-Performance Sport Research
LOI Deadline: May 15, 2015
Full Application Deadline: June 19, 2015
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. One of these partnerships is with Own the Podium (OTP).
OTP and Mitacs developed a partnership through Mitacs’ Accelerate and Elevate programs, which support the brightest PhD and postdoctoral candidates conducting research in high-performance sport. These interns share their time between academic, industrial, and sports facilities tying together the major elements of the Canadian sport-research ecosystem.
All projects must have clear potential for economic impact to Canada and therefore must likely include a Canadian for-profit partner, where the intern will spend at least 25 percent of his/her time.
The current call for projects follows an initial pilot between OTP and Mitacs in 2014-15 that saw the funding of four projects, with a combined value of $200,000+ and each spanned two to three years. Up to 10 projects will be selected for funding in the current round.
For further details, please see the attached call for proposals.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
The Faculty of Medicine has funds available for up to $5000 in start up funding. Applicants must be in the first two years of a full-time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor and higher, or a Clinical faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor and higher in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Previous awardees of UBC Faculty of Medicine Spring Start Up Funds, and applicants who have received $200,000 or more in Start Up Funds are ineligible.
The funds can be used for the following: Research equipment, research supplies and/or research services (e.g. cost recovery payments to core equipment) and research support salaries (e.g. technical personnel).
For further information, please visit our website at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/DeadlinesAndFunding/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Spring-Start-Up-Funds.aspx.
Date & Time: May 4, 2015; 4-5pm
Location: Biomedical Research Centre, 2222 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Judah Denburg
Director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine
William J. Walsh Professor of Medicine
Scientific Director, AllerGen-NCE Inc.
Hosted by Dr. Kelly McNagny Kelly@brc.ubc.ca
Date & Time: May 4, 2015; 1-3pm
Location: Room 101, Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall, Vancouver
The SPARC Office is pleased to announce it is once again organizing an NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants Workshop for UBC researchers interested in applying to this valuable research partnership funding program.
Jeffery Nerenberg, Senior Manager, Research Partnerships, from the NSERC-Ottawa office will be coming to UBC on Monday, May 4th, 2015 to give a presentation, meet with researchers and address any questions you may have related to the NSERC CRD program. In addition to Mr. Nerenberg, some successful UBC CRD applicants will also outline and discuss their experiences with the CRD program.
This information session is scheduled for:
1:00 – 3:00pm on Monday, May 4th, and additional information is available on the Event Registration webpage on the SPARC website.
Please NOTE: Registration for this Workshop is REQUIRED. Lunch will be provided.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to forward them to David Woods (email@example.com) in the SPARC Office.
UBC Faculty of Medicine – Global Health at UBC: A Call for Network Development
Date & Time: May 5, 2015; 4-5pm
Location: Room 1001, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
The Faculty of Medicine Research Council would like to invite you and your colleagues to a town hall meeting on Global Health at UBC: A Call for Network Development.
Guest Speakers: Drs. Richard Lester and Gina Ogilvie
Objective: To advance an online UBC network for Global Health
Video linked to:
Vancouver General Hospital (DHCC 2256)
Victoria General Hospital (VGH 1912)
University of Northern BC (NSHC 9-370)
Kelowna General Hospital (KGH CAC 237)
Royal Columbia Hospital (RCH 017)
Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH M 3.525)
Children’s and Women’s Hospital (CSB V2-222)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up additional video sites.
Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – C3 glomerulopathy: a confluence of hematology, immunology and nephrology
Date & Time: May 6, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Sean Barbour
Assistant Professor, UBC Division of Nephrology
Dysfunction in the alternate pathway of complement is well known to result in atypical HUS. However, comparatively much less attention has been focused on a newly described type of kidney disease called C3 glomerulopathy, which is also due to abnormalities in the alternate pathway of complement. This talk will review the history behind the evolution of C3 glomerulopathy being considered a distinct disease entity from other types of glomerulonephritis, and the clinical presentation, prognosis, complement abnormalities, and treatment of C3 glomerulopathy. Advancing our understanding of C3 glomerulopathy and improving outcome for patients with this severe type of renal disease will require improved collaboraon between clinicians unfamiliar with complement, and scientists unfamiliar with this disease.
Date & Time: August 19, 2015; 12-7pm
Location: West Atrium, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Registration is now open for CBR Research Day on August 19, 2015. Please register online at http://cbr.ubc.ca/events/research-day/. Everyone is welcome. So please feel free to forward the attached program and RSVP link to anyone you feel may benefit from attending.
POSTERS! Please indicate on the form if you will be presenting a poster. For pending poster titles mark the field as “TBA.”
For further information, please contact email@example.com.
ONE DAY @ UBC CENTENNIAL COURSES
As part of the official UBC Centennial celebration, UBC Continuing Studies is offering 10 free One Day @ UBC Centennial courses on Saturdays from September 2015 through May 2016. These One Day @ UBC Centennial Courses are open to anyone over the age of 15 and we expect each course to enroll between 50 and 120 students. Each course is divided into a morning (9:30am to 12:00 noon) and an afternoon session (1pm to 3:30pm).
UBC Continuing Studies is looking for professors and postdoctoral fellows who are willing to share their research/scholarship with the local community by delivering a 2.5 hour lecture/discussion on a Saturday morning or afternoon as part of a One Day @ UBC Centennial course. There is a modest honorarium of $250.
Our goal is to select 20 professors and postdoctoral fellows that collectively provide the local community with a broad representation of the world-class research and scholarship at UBC.
ONE DAY @ UBC (REGULAR EDITION)
In addition to the 10 free Centennial courses, we will also be offering our regular One Day @ UBC courses from September 2015 through May 2016.
Regular One Day @ UBC courses are taught by UBC professors, sessionals and affiliated instructors on Saturdays from 9:30am to 4pm. Each course is usually taught by a single instructor. There is no grading and classes are usually limited to a maximum of 30 students. The small class size provides for a more seminar style learning and teaching experience.
The honorarium for teaching a regular One Day @ UBC course is $600.
If you are interested in delivering a 2.5 hour lecture/discussion as part of a One Day @ UBC Centennial course and/or in teaching a regular One Day @ UBC course, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a course title and short description of your topic.
The deadline for submission for the One Day @ UBC Centennial courses is May 25, 2015.
The deadline for submission for the regular One Day @ UBC course to be offering in the Fall 2015 term (September through December, 2015) is July 6, 2015.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Don Black at email@example.com or 604-822-1460.