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The Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) represents the interests of BC’s research universities. RUCBC’s mandate is to identify issues facing the universities, provide system wide leadership in the development of relevant public policy and communicate on behalf of the university system. RUCBC also provides a coordinating forum for its member universities and acts as a provincial focal point for working with the Government of British Columbia and provincial or national bodies associated with universities.

RUCBC works with and on behalf of its members to improve the quality, accessibility and coordination of university education in British Columbia. The Council provides a single voice on behalf of the six major universities on public policy issues including funding, research, accountability, admissions and transfer. RUCBC is funded by the member universities.

The six university presidents are the members of the Council and the Chair of RUCBC is selected from these members. Dr. Brett Fairbairn, President, Thompson Rivers University, is the current Chair for RUCBC. RUCBC also has three Vice-Presidents Committees (Academic, Research and Finance) as well as a number of standing committees that meet as needed (e.g., Institutional Analysis, Human Resources, etc.).

Staff of RUCBC include the President, a Vice-President, who is also the Executive Director of the University Public Sector Employers’ Association, an Executive Director of Policy & Research, and an Executive Administrative Assistant.

Two new faculty members of the Computer Science Department have been appointed Canada CIFAR AI Chairs through the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. Drs.

Drs. Abbas Milani and Philippe Tortell will lead training and mentorship programs for teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows in I

Four projects led by UBC researchers have received funding through the NSERC PromoScience program to develop a mentoring program to empower youth in c

Sixteen graduate students and medical residents doing research in the field of health have received this year’s Friedman Award for Scholars in Health.

Collaboration to develop and integrate affordable clean energy conversion processes and devices as alternatives to fossil fuels. June 4, 2021 The Nati

Funding of $1.75m supports seven UBC-led projects, representing interdisciplinary, high-risk, high-reward research that defies current models, bridges

Genome BC, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health have partnered for the first time to fund rapi

A TRU Master of Nursing student passionate about improving mental-health services for Indigenous people has received research funding so she can creat

Beyond the physical and mental health benefits parks provide, do we understand their true value? TRU students are finding parks hold much more value t

The Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Request for Proposals (RFP) at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is a new funding oppor

As an open-access research university, TRU students and faculty have long been engaged in research. But we don’t often get the chance to see research

The Office of the VP, Research & Innovation has scheduled a series of virtual town halls in April and May to hear from UBC faculty members about t

Eleven exceptional natural science and engineering undergrads have been awarded $7500 scholarships to conduct research over the summer.

New funds from the federal government through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation will enable a world-class genomic research lab at Thompson Rivers

Graduate students Wendy Margett, Chloe Howarth, Hannah Allen, and Breanne McAmmond have been awarded $15,000 BC Graduate Scholarships.

The B.C. Ministry of Health is investing in B.C. Interior research universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact

Dr. Cheryl Gladu has been appointed the new Researcher-in-Residence (RiR), marking the start of a three-year collaboration between the City, TRU and M

Undergrad Josh Parker found diversification and clearer communication with customers have helped restaurant owners during the pandemic.

Rod McCormick testified as a witness before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs about Bill C7, an act to amend the Crimi