Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor developed at the University of British Columbia could help make advanced devices like these a reality.
Five UBC engineering professors have been awarded a total of approximately $2.5 million in Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Victor C. M. Leung (BASc ’77, PhD ’82, electrical engineering), P.Eng., has received the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research from the Canadian Society of Information Theory.
On February 8, 2017, the BC Innovation Council announced the second round of Ignite Awards funding for the commercialization of ground-breaking BC research. A total of $873,475 was awarded amongst three BC research projects in natural resources and applied sciences, bringing the total amount of BCIC Ignite funding awarded to over $1.7M since 2016.
Two of the three projects are co-developed by UBC Engineering professors:
On July 1, 2017 the UBC School of Nursing will welcome its ninth director, Professor Elizabeth Saewyc.
Saewyc joined the School of Nursing in 2004 as an associate professor and was promoted to full professor in July 2009. In addition to her academic appointment in Nursing, she is currently Executive Director of the Stigma and Resilience among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) at UBC, Research Director for the McCreary Centre Society and Associate Member of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.