Research Spotlights


February 4, 2020

Smart Diagnostics

Smart Diagnostics

Deep within the infrastructure of tomorrow’s future smart city lies technology that is continuously monitoring, detecting and diagnosing practically everything within our environment. As innovations lead to…


January 23, 2020

Building Life: Pioneer in global green building receives Order of Canada

Ray Cole

Ray Cole calls it a “personally conflicting time.” It was the early 1970s, a period of expanding environmental consciousness which, at least in the United Kingdom, resulted from the Great London Smog of 1952 and, more recently…


January 17, 2020

From Robot Control to Rewriting the Mind

Rewriting the brain

As Neuralink, a brain-computer interface (BCI) company led by eccentric billionaire Elon Musk, continues to make headlines, UBC is preparing to make a significant impact in the design and application of BCI technology.


April 8, 2019

Epileptic seizure or not? New deep learning model has the answer

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Technology to detect epileptic seizures may soon be more efficient and reliable than ever before, thanks to a new machine learning model developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia. 

While some…


March 21, 2019

Not all stem cells are created equal

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The below news release, by Qin Dai at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, features new research from the lab of UBC and U of T professor Peter Zandstra: