Organization: Univ of British Columbia

Kaiser Foundation donates $4 million to UBC faculty

The Univ of British Columbia’s faculty of applied science has received a $4-million donation from the Kaiser Foundation for Higher Education, the largest private sector donation in the faculty’s history. The money will go towards the development of a new electrical and computer engineering building, which has also received funding from the provincial government. The…

CFI funds new researchers and infrastructure

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced awards of more than $22 million for new university faculty and operating funds for research infrastructure. Under the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), $17 million was awarded to 27 universities for 98 projects, bringing funds committed under the program to more than $300 million. NOF allocates funds to universities…

UBC receives $1.4-million gift from HSBC Bank Canada

The Univ of British Columbia has received its largest donation from a bank, with a $1.4-million gift from HSBC Bank Canada. UBC will match the gift, creating a $2.8-million fund to be used for scholarships and bursaries, infrastructure at the university’s new downtown campus and courses offered to Downtown Eastside residents. HSBC Bank Canada is…

Canada Research Chairs program makes more awards

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced $83 million in funding for 76 researchers, bringing the total awarded to date to 271. Tier I (experienced) researchers received 50 chairs, while Tier II (rising star) researchers received 26 chairs. The universities receiving the most chairs in this round were all from the west: Univ of…

Vortek receives TPC funding for computer chip R&D

Vortek Industries Ltd, Vancouver, has received $3.9 million in assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) for an R&D project relating to its impulse anneal rapid thermal (iRTP) processing technology. The technology is an advancement in the thermal annealing process used in the manufacture of semiconductor computer chips. The iRTP system subjects silicon wafers to a…