NCE BiRNet moves to final stage

UBC’s NCE Letter of Intent accepted to Full Application stage

 Vancouver, February 26, 2018

We are very pleased to share with you that as the result of a strong Letter of Intent, the BioInnovative Renewables Network, with UBC as the lead university, has been invited to submit a full proposal to the $51.2 million grant application ($20.9 million NSERC component) to NSERC’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program competition. This program is a highly competitive process with only the top applications selected to move to this final stage.

The NCE program helps expand global knowledge in strategic areas and enables the creation and implementation of multifaceted solutions to specific social and economic challenges in Canada.

 UBC’s Letter of Intent resulted from a cohesive team effort from all of our contributors, collaborators and partners, both externally and internally including the collaborative partnership of the faculties of Forestry, Applied Science, Land and Food Systems and Science. In particular,

  • the Core Team — Mark MacLachlan, Alexandra Stuthridge, Scott Renneckar, Lindsay Eltis, Harry Brumer, and
  • the Contributing Team — Shawn Mansfield, Chris Gaston, James Olson, Analisa Meyboom, Jack Saddler, Mark Martinez, Terre Satterfield, Steve Withers, Richard Sones, and Joanne Mosynski contributed hours of their time from June to November 2017 in preparing a very strong case for the grant.

Please contact Alexandra Stuthridge alexandra.stuthridge@ubc.ca or 604-822-6598 for any questions.