2022/23 Research Clusters

Our Clusters of Research Excellence are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society. The Eminence Program funds each cluster for three years.

Battery Innovation 

Creating robust and sustainable battery technology to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions in Canada.

Build Better

Contributing to affordable and widespread housing construction that is ecologically sustainable and disaster resilient.


Living with Wildfire in the BC Southern Interior

Integrating academic disciplines and Indigenous knowledge to research better ways of living with wildfire in the BC Interior.


Solar Energy for Net Zero

Harnessing, converting, and storing the sun’s abundant energy to combat climate change through sustainable energy technologies.