UBC Faculty & Staff

Below is a repository of foundational VPRI documents and research updates for review by our UBCO research community. Please do not share or distribute unless noted:

VPRI Town Hall (Dec 2021)

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On December 8, 2021, we held our year-end Research and Innovation Town Hall. A copy of the presentation and materials can be downloaded below. We are very proud of the UBCO research community and happy to share some of the many successes we have to celebrate. Thank you for your contributions.

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Downtown project: Town Hall (2020)

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On December 4, 2020, Prof. Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President Academic, Okanagan, and Prof. Phil Barker, Vice-Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, updated the campus community on UBCO’s expansion plans to develop a presence in downtown Kelowna at 550 Doyle Avenue.

Okanagan Opportunity

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The 2-page snapshot of UBC Okanagan’s current research strengths was developed through extensive consultation with the Deans and senior leadership to identify regional opportunities and leverage our core strengths to build research capacity and secure infrastructure investments. Four key themes emerged from the consultation process, which are outlined below.

Resilient Environments

Sustainability, Ecosystem Management, Restorative & High-Value Agriculture

Emerging Technologies

Materials & Manufacturing, Sustainable Infrastructure, Biomedical Engineering

Healthy People

Rural & Remote Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Living and Aging

Thriving Communities

Arts & Creativity, Indigeneity, Social Innovation & Community Resilience

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Strategic Research Support Plan (2017-2022)

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The Vice-Principal Research and Innovation consulted with Faculty Deans, the Research Advisory Council, and other senior leadership groups on campus over several months to create a Strategic Research Support Plan that will advance the quality and intensity of research and creative scholarly activity at UBC Okanagan.

Download the Plan