Submitted on behalf of Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Corporation and Impact Canada have announced Round Four of the Housing Supply Challenge: “Building for the Future: Innovative Construction for Housing Affordability.” This challenge prioritizes finding ways to make it easier to build houses. It addresses construction-related barriers to housing supply. The submission deadline is April 13, 2023.

Internal Selection

Deadline: February 6, 2023

UBC may submit only one application to Round Four of the Housing Supply Challenge. Researchers interested in applying should submit a 3-page (maximum) summary of the proposed project addressing each of the following application requirements:

  • Solution Description (65%): description of your solution and its expected impacts on housing supply
  • Feasibility of the Solution and Applicant Capacity (20%): describe the technical feasibility of your solution and outline what you have done (or plan do to) to engage those who will use, benefit and/or be impacted by the solution
  • Long-term Viability of the solution (15%)

* Please refer to the complete Application Guideline (“How to Apply”, pg. 11) for details on each of these requirements and evaluation criteria.

3-page project summaries should be submitted to by 4:30 pm on February 6th, 2023. Please contact Heather Frost ( with any questions.