UBC awarded $4.9-million from NSERC to support young researchers

Posted by Rumin Mann
June 10th, 2011

Training for students in biomedical engineering, green building science and climate change research at the University of British Columbia has received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The funding, from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program, will establish three new programs at UBC to help science and engineering students expand their professional and personal skills and prepare them for the workplace. The three programs will receive $1.65 million each over six years.

“With the CREATE grants, UBC is able to offer students the opportunity to combine interdisciplinary research with professional experience, while helping tackle some of the most pressing global issues we face,” said John Hepburn, UBC Vice President Research and International. “We are grateful to the Government of Canada for its ongoing support of education and its vision to support Canada’s future workforce.”

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