VPR Announcements

Read the Guidelines: Tips for SSHRC Grant Applications

Posted: 24 July 2014 9:30 am

We are pleased to have Rosemary Ommer lead the following workshop: “Read the Guidelines: Tips for SSHRC Grant Applications”

When: Tuesday, September 9th from 10-11:30 am

Where: University Centre, Room A180 (Senate Chambers) Please join us to explore how to strengthen your SSHRC application submissions. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. All the best, Nicole

Nicole Kitson, PhD Senior Grants Officer Ph: (250) 853-3103 | Fax: (250) 721-8960 | Email: grants@uvic.ca Office of Research Services | University of Victoria Administrative Services Building | Room B227 | 3800 Finnerty Road | V8W 2Y2

Call for nominations

Posted: 07 February 2013 2:59 pm

The Office of Research Services created the Ralph Scheurle Staff Service Excellence Award in early 2012 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of staff within the office in support of research and research services, including community outreach.

In addition to the honour itself, recipients will be awarded a professional development allowance of $500.

Full details about candidate eligibility, procedure and the selection committee are included in the nomination package; please note that nominations for this award are due by May 15, 2013.

Please go to http://www.uvic.ca/research/conduct/awards/staffawards/index.html.php  for more information.


CRPBC Speaker Series - How promising university research can be translated into new therapies that improve and save lives

Posted: 11 January 2013 1:56 pm

As part of our commitment to providing continuing education opportunities for the research community, VIHA Research and Capacity Building would like you to join us as we link into the following speaker event from Clinical Research Professionals of BC (CRPBC).  Please extend (forward) this invitation to any interested colleagues in your organization.
Topic:    The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)  
Come and learn about how promising university research can be translated into new therapies that  improve and save lives

Speaker:   Dr. John Coleman
Head, Project Search and Evaluation
The Centre for Drug Research and Development
Chair of Meeting in Vancouver, Judy Needham, Research Coordinator, Vaccine Evaluation Centre/UBC    

The location for the Victoria link into the CRPBC event is Royal Jubilee Hospital, Patient Care Centre, Room S150A (ground floor behind the gift shop). 
Plan to attend?  Please RSVP via email to Terri Fleming at terri.fleming@viha.ca
Terri Fleming on behalf of the 
Advisory Committee

Update on Institutional Compliance with the new Tri-Agency Framework Agreement - January 3, 2013

Posted: 04 January 2013 10:26 am

January 3, 2013

As of January 2013, the Tri-Agencies (NSERC CIHR and SSHRC) have renewed their agreement with research institutions.

The new agreement is available: here

This new agreement incorporates the new framework of rules and policies for the responsible conduct of research, including the requirement for researchers and applicants, as part of the regular grant application process, to consent to the public disclosure of personal information in the event of a serious breach of agency policy e.g. Deliberate misuse of research funds for personal benefit not related to research or scholarly misconduct.

In order to comply with the new agreement, the following University of Victoria policies have been updated:

Policy on Scholarly Integrity (Researchers not subject to the Framework Agreement)

Policy on Scholarly Integrity (Pursuant to the Framework Agreement)

Research Involving Humans

You are strongly advised to review the new tri-agency agreement and UVic policies noted above.

New design of CIHR Open Programs / Nouvelle conception des programmes ouverts des IRSC

Posted: 20 December 2012 3:22 pm

I am pleased to provide you with a copy of Designing for the Future: The New Open Suite of Programs and Peer Review Process which will be posted on our website later today. This document outlines the refined design and implementation plan for the new Open Suite of Programs and peer review process.

The proposed changes represent a significant change for the research community and CIHR is committed to working with research institutions to ensure that they have the information and tools required to support the implementation of the new programs and processes. Beginning in January 2013, Dr. Jane Aubin and I will be travelling to institutions across the country to continue our discussions with you. The details regarding these visits will be posted to our website as they become available.

I would like to thank you in advance for your continued support for this important initiative.


Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD
Canadian Institutes of Health Research