MURPH Launches Call for Proposals


MURPH is now accepting applications from faculty members, undergraduate students, and supporting organizations interested in conducting multidisciplinary health research projects for the upcoming (September 2020-April 2021) academic year.

Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) is an undergraduate research program at UBC Okanagan, aiming to offer a unique cross-disciplinary platform for undergraduate students to engage in academic research, while also receiving professional training through custom-designed workshops. The core component of MURPH includes project teams comprising multiple undergraduate students and faculty members across different disciplines working together on applied health research projects.

The MURPH management team is inviting all faculty members at UBC Okanagan to submit their project proposals to MURPH for the academic year of 2020-2021. The selected projects will receive salary support to hire undergraduate research assistants.

New this year: Given the current pandemic, preference will be given to projects that are fully digital in nature and can be performed remotely by students. Topics of interest should be relevant to health, but may contain any theme (e.g. biomedical, public health, remote health, medical education, design of personal protective equipment, novel diagnostic tools, sharing data and management, etc.).

To learn more about MURPH and apply to the program, please visit