The Institutional Programs Office also supports researchers applying for funding through the Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) or transitioning to UBC for major appointments such as Canada Excellence Research Chairs.

The IPO also provides strategic support for other major appointments and large scale initiatives at the university.

Funding through Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan)

The Institutional Programs Office coordinates all proposals and applications to Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) on behalf of UBC researchers.

Learn more about PacifiCan Funding

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs program attracts top research talent from abroad to Canada and provides up to $10 million over seven years for each chair and their research teams.

Read more about the CERC program

Canada 150 Research Chairs

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation, the Government of Canada created the Canada 150 (C150) Research Chairs program to attract and retain top-tier international scholars, including Canadian expatriates, to Canada.

Read more about the C150 program


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