Research Facilitation

Research Facilitators on the Okanagan campus support researchers by providing the following services:

  • Disseminate information on funding opportunities and deadlines
  • Develop grant proposals through one-on-one support with researchers
  • Provide sample proposals, templates and guides to assist in proposal development
  • Offer criteria review of proposals
  • Advise on how to construct the strongest proposals for submission
  • Support large network and team grants or major strategic grants
  • Develop budgets and help researchers identify funding sources
  • Liaise with funding agencies
  • Administer internal processes and timelines on the Okanagan campus
  • Provide local onsite access to some of the services and resources offered by the Vancouver campus SPARC and the Institutional Programs Office
  • Coordinate with the Vancouver campus ORSSPARC and Institutional Programs Office for internal peer reviews, signatures and submissions to funding agencies
  • Provide one-on-one consultations to incorporate equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into research proposals
    • A two-part video primer on how EDI can be incorporated into research has been developed by UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Office entitled Making Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Matter in Research, and can be accessed here.


Okanagan Campus Research Facilitation Contacts

By area of expertise:

Social Sciences
Brianna Wells
Ph: 250.807.8520
Natural Sciences and Engineering Denise Maines
Ph: 250.807.8510
Health Stacey Leavitt
Institutional Programs (CFI/BCKDF) Pierre Rondier
Ph. 250.807.9438
Indigenous Community Liaison Sandra Fox  
Ph: 250.807.8187