UBC Okanagan has received more $810,000 for nine projects, as part of more than $26.9 million towards 70 UBC research infrastructure initiatives from the BC Knowledge Development Fund in 2014.
The BC Knowledge Development Fund was created in 1998 to help maintain BC as a leader in science and research. This year’s grant to UBC will support a wide range of specializations including physiology studies, planetary sciences, and humanities research.
BC Knowledge Development Funded Projects for Small Research Infrastructure Projects at UBC Okanagan include:
- Biochemistry Laboratory for Exercise Metabolism and Inflammation Research to understand how impaired metabolic health in obesity contributes to inflammation and to study the therapeutic benefits of exercise – $125,000, approved on March 31, 2014, Jonathan Little; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cardiopulmonary Laboratory for Experimental and Applied Physiology to study heart mechanics, cognitive function and structural deficits – $124,919, approved on June 3, 2014, Glen Foster; email@example.com
- Forest Carbon and Water Coupling Across Different Spatial Scales to conduct watershed-related research – $60,000, approved on March 31, 2014, Xiaohua (Adam) Wei; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Liquid Chromatograph/Triple Mass Spectrometer for Micropollutant Detection in Wastewater Biosolids has the potential to lead to technologies to remove contaminants such as steroidal hormones from wastewater to improve environmental health – $114,000, approved on March 31, 2014, Cigdem Eskicioglu; email@example.com
- Muscle Fatigue Research Laboratory to advance the understanding of how muscle performance decreased with age – $114,663, approved on June 3, 2014, Christopher McNeil; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seeking Sustainability: Innovating Modelling and Analysis of Complex Human-Environment Systems to benefit environmental management and conservation practices – $54,433, approved on March 31, 2014, Lael Parrott; email@example.com
- The Centre for Environmental Assessment Research will focus on land-use planning and innovation in environmental assessment – $44,174, approved on June 3, 2014, Kevin Hanna; firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Exchange: A humanist Data Lab to improve the access and retrieval of knowledge – $48,040, approved September 3, 2014, Constance Crompton; email@example.com
- The Psychopathology, Lifespan and Neurocognitive Research Laboratory will create a research lab to study mental health issues that accompany aging in adulthood – $125,000, approved September 3, 2014, Maya Libben; firstname.lastname@example.org
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund: www.gov.bc.ca/citz/technologyandinnovation/Funding/BCKDF