Canada Foundation for Innovation
Canadian telescope detects 500 fast radio bursts in a year, quadrupling number of known FRBs
The CHIME telescope detected 535 new fast radio bursts during its first year of operation – from 2018 and to 2019 – quadrupling the number of known occurrences of the puzzling pulses of radio energy from far outside our galaxy.
Jun 9, 2021
UBC scientists receive $3M for COVID-19 research projects
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are receiving $3 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Nov 6, 2020
Breakthrough discovery will change treatment for COPD patients
Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms.
Jul 10, 2018
Putting new tools in the hands of leading Canadian scientists
More than $67.5 million at the University of British Columbia for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate, and train the next generation of scientists.
Oct 13, 2017
UBC receives $1.55 million for 14 research programs
UBC research into pancreatic cancer and disease disparities between sexes received a boost with new funding announced today from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Apr 15, 2016
UBC receives $1.4 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation
UBC research in areas that include cystic fibrosis and food safety received $1.4 million in funding today from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Mar 14, 2016
UBC awarded $20M in funding for research infrastructure
UBC received over $20 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to enhance current research facilities with new equipment.
May 29, 2015
Decades-old documents to be transformed into easily sharable digital data
This May, Crompton’s specialized computer lab will allow her and a team of digital humanist researchers to embark upon the creation of cutting-edge encoding of historical materials.
Jan 22, 2015
UBC receives $1.7 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation
Fourteen projects at UBC have received a combined $1.7 million in federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Jan 22, 2015
UBC engineers develop biochem point-of-care lab for smartphones
Your smartphone could soon become a handheld chemistry and biochemistry laboratory capable of detecting evidence of chronic health conditions, infectious diseases, chemical weapons and biohazards.
Jan 20, 2015
Canada Foundation for Innovation awards UBC $2.2M to boost research
More than $2.2 million has been pledged by the federal government to help fund projects ranging from stroke therapy to tissue regeneration at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 14, 2014
$1.8M boost for cutting edge research from CFI
Eighteen UBC projects have received more than $1.8 million in combined funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Jan 8, 2014
New $10.1 M imaging facility will unlock medical, engineering secrets
Scientists will get a closer-than-ever look at everything from molars to soils with today’s opening of the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics at the University of British Columbia.
Feb 20, 2013
UBC receives $22.7M for research from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from astronomy to cancer, quantum materials to plant evolution, received a $22.7M boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Jan 15, 2013
Building a net-positive future: Dialogues at UBC Robson Square examines regenerative sustainability
John Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, thinks much of the green movement misses the point. The traditional thinking on sustainability focuses on the need to reduce human activity in order to save the environment from ruin. But what if human activity could actually heal the environment? What if the commercial and residential buildings popping up around the world could improve the well-being of their inhabitants while making positive contributions to the environment?
Robinson and collaborator, UBC architecture professor Raymond Cole, will share their unique vision in regenerative sustainability Feb. 1 at the Canada Foundation for Innovation Dialogues at UBC Robson Square lecture series.
Feb 1, 2012