Victoria, BC – The BC government has awarded the University of British Columbia (UBC) more than $27 million through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) for 40 research infrastructure projects in areas of healthcare, astrophysics, clean technology and agriculture.
The projects include providing new technology for diabetes research in children, establishing one of the largest DNA (genome) and computing research networks in the world, creating new drug therapies to treat children with rare diseases, assisting in the manufacturing, capture and study of atomic matter, and using nanomaterials from waste crab shells and wood pulp to create innovative materials.
Through the BCKDF, more than $42 million has been provided this year for public post-secondary institutions to undertake 51 research infrastructure projects.
The funding is aimed at attracting and retaining world-class research and innovation talent in British Columbia. Projects funded by the BCKDF have the potential to spur technology commercialization, talent development and job creation.
A full list of the projects at UBC that have been awarded funding can be viewed here.