To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan
We are pleased to confirm that UBC has been named as the recipient of a $66.5 million investment from the Government of Canada—the single largest government grant for a UBC research program.
The funding will go to UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute (QMI), over seven years, from the new Canada First Research Excellence Fund. It will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help advance groundbreaking scientific discoveries that could spur new industries and employment.
UBC is one of only five recipients selected through a highly competitive process that, together, received a total of almost $350 million in the inaugural round of funding. The funding program was created to propel Canada’s top performing institutions and research centres onto the world stage.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the successful research team and to thank the faculty and staff who were involved in the funding application. This award is a reflection of both the world-class research and the hard work and dedication within our university.
For more details about the investment and UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute, visit http://news.ubc.ca
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