Seven UBC Arts-led projects awarded funding through the BC Knowledge Development Fund



Seven UBC Arts-led projects received funding this week through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF).

“This investment in state-of-the-art scientific equipment and research infrastructure enables UBC faculty and students to conduct cutting-edge research that advances knowledge and creates new technologies and practices that address challenges in areas like health, clean technology, information technologies and public policy,” said UBC President Santa J. Ono.

“With the support of the BC Knowledge Development Fund, our researchers will be well-positioned to lead B.C. into a more healthy, innovative and sustainable future.”

Through these types of investments, British Columbia can attract and retain world-class talent, develop new jobs and companies, and support the advancement of research and technology in a variety of sectors, such as health and life sciences, information and communication technologies, social sciences and humanities, clean technology, and natural resources.


UBC Arts-led project

  • Using fNIRS to Uncover Neurodevelopmental Difference arising from Prematurity led by Dr. Lauren Emberson (Psychology)
  • The Experimental Linguistics and Fieldwork Lab led by Dr. Christopher Hammerly (Linguistics)
  • Fluvial Landscapes Platform (LegoFlume) led by Dr. Marwan Hassan (Geography)
  • Communicable Disease: An Interdisciplinary History led by Heidi Tworek (History / SPPGA)
  • Collaborative Digital Heritage Studio (CoDHerS) led by Aynur Kadir (Asian Studies)
  • Sexuality and Well-being (SWell Laboratory) led by Dr. Samantha Dawson (Psychology)
  • Persistent Symptoms after concussion: psychological mechanisms and treatment led by Dr. Noah Silverberg (Psychology)