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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.

New research from the School of Business and Economics explores the long-term effects of environmental policies on the economy and employment. [...]

Eight TRU graduate students are being recognized for their dedication and hard work, each receiving $6,600 Ken Lepin Graduate Student Awards. [...]

Michael Smith Health Research BC announced funding for 15 projects through its Health Professional-Investigator Program. The Health Professional-Investigator Program helps close the gap between health research and its implementation. HP-I awards are dedicated to support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system to ultimately improve health outcomes in BC and beyond. [...]

UBC is one of 17 Canadian post-secondary institutions participating in a pilot of the federal Dimensions program, which seeks to identify and eliminate systemic obstacles and inequities for marginalized and under-represented people in research. The UBC Dimensions project team has performed an in-depth assessment of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the university’s research-related systems, practices and culture, including a comprehensive environmental scan of UBC’s EDI-related policies, programs, initiatives and demographics. [...]

Associate Professor Jim Hu, from the Department of English Language Learning and Teaching, has partnered with 59 researchers and collaborators across nine countries to help prevent plagiarism among university students. [...]

A team of TRU grant holders are the proud recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Reach Award for their Participatory Indigenous Nursing Knowledge Translation project. [...]

Forty-one IDG projects and six PEG projects are led by UBC reseachers [...]

Award received on behalf of OceanCanada partnership. [...]

A recent report by Jabed Tomal, from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Hafiz Rahman, from the Department of Economics, updates their recent study that explains how BC’s foreign-buyer tax helped fuel the booming real-estate markets in Chilliwack and Kamloops. [...]

November 25, 2021 The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, today announced a joint investment of $20 million to support new diabetes research teams across Canada. [...]

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A critical partnership linking three leading research organizations has been renewed for a third five-year term, an important milestone for a Max Planck Society-partnered collaboration. [...]

Two major federal research programs announced new funding rounds earlier this week: the Canada First Research Excellence Fund and the Canada Excellence Research Chairs. [...]

An anonymous donor is contributing $1.4 million to expand a peer-mentoring program for early childhood educators. [...]

Dr. Pieter Cullis is a recipient of the 2021 Prince Mahidol Award in recognition of his pioneering work on lipid nanoparticles (LNP), which has been critical to the development of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and other life-saving medicines. [...]

Award is in recognition of innovative contributions to the fields of wood science, chemical and biological engineering. [...]

A recent study by two TRU researchers explains how Bill 28, BC’s foreign-buyer tax, helped fuel the booming real-estate markets in Chilliwack and Kamloops. [...]

For two and a half decades, TRU students have accumulated information about the mice and voles of the Kamloops region. Here's why. [...]

A report by TRU economist Peter Tsigaris says the BC Lottery Corporation headquarters in Kamloops has contributed about $2.2 billion to the city. [...]

A group of researchers has developed a noninvasive way to prescreen for COVID that’s quick, easily accessible, and discreet. [...]