Research Finance

The role of the Research Finance team at UNBC is to provide financial services and advice to the University community about research grants and their management.

Our goal is to provide our researchers, students and all partners with efficient, effective and timely administration of all funding to ease the burden of financial management and enhance the success of research. We strive to provide exceptional customer service to anyone we come in contact with directly and indirectly. Fostering close working relationships with faculty, staff, students, granting agencies and all other partners is of most importance to us as it promotes overall success.

How we can help

  • FAST application training and guidance.
  • Interpretation of agency regulations.
  • Filling out forms for expenses claims.
  • Hiring research personnel.
  • Preparation of financial reporting.
  • Clarification of UNBC research policies.
  • Providing guidance on appropriate financial procedures.
  • Fund setup.

For more information and to let us know how we're doing, please contact us at

Additional contacts

Jake Harder, Research Financial Analyst, ext. 2-6534
Kathleen Denis, Research Grants Officer- Post Award, ext. 2-5615

Tri-agency guide on financial administration

The purpose of the Tri-agency Guide on Financial Administration is to simplify and provide flexibility in the use and administration of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC grant funds Under the guide the use of grant funds will be governed by principles and directives.


Four basic principles govern the appropriate use of grant funds. Grant expenditures must:


The directives are mandatory requirements that provide a framework to make decisions and allow for sound judgment and due diligence:

  • Employment and compensation expenses.
  • Goods and services.
  • Travel and travel-related subsistence expenditures.
  • Hospitality expenses.
  • Gifts, honoraria, and incentives.

Advancing forward: Introduction to TAGFA presentation

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