Research Partnerships

UILO’s Sponsored Research Group is responsible for establishing all contractual research relationships between UBC’s researchers (at all campuses), government and non-profit partners, as well as all research relationships with industry partners.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) should be contacted for all government and non-profit research grants, including those from agencies such as NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR/MSFHR, NCI and CRC/CFI.

Benefits of Research Partnerships

The benefits of partnerships with government and non-profit organizations are substantive, ranging from enriching educational experiences for students, to new and improved public policies, services and products. These benefits result in improved social, health, economic and environmental conditions for Canadians.

UBC researchers partner with government and non-profit organizations on many collaborations with contractual terms and project deliverables. In 2014/15, researchers at UBC and its affiliated hospitals engaged in 1,095 such research contracts and agreements, with a combined budget for the year of $75 million. 

In addition to partnerships with government and non-profit organizations, the UILO creates over 1,200 collaborations each year between its researchers and industry partners.

UBC’s partnership activities enable the university to share its research expertise, capacity and infrastructure with industry partners to further improve Canada's innovation performance, and in return expose UBC researchers and students to real-world issues and problems.