Research Excellence

German President's visit to UBC highlights clean energy and climate change solutions

| Announcement

UBC Applied Science research is making waves - with the President of Germany visiting UBC to see the practical solutions that Applied Science researchers are developing to address complex challenges like climate change and clean energy.

Research Excellence Clusters led by UBC Applied Science receive GCRC funding

| Announcement

Seven Research Excellence Clusters led by UBC Applied Science faculty members will receive funding through UBC's Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition.

‘Smart glove’ can boost hand mobility of stroke patients

| Announcement

New washable wireless smart textile technology developed at UBC in collaboration with Vancouver startup Texavie also has potential uses in virtual reality and American Sign Language translation.

How AI-powered robots can help B.C.'s construction industry

Business in Vancouver | | Media coverage

Structural engineering professor Dr. Tony Yang and his team at the Smart Structures Lab developed AI robots that can perform basic construction tasks on site.

Virtual reality transports seniors living with dementia to other worlds | | Media coverage

Nursing professor Dr. Lillian Hung and student Joey Wong implemented virtual reality in long-term care settings to study the experiences of residents. 

Fungi could one day make up the walls of our homes

CBC | | Media coverage

Joe Dahmen, associate professor at UBC SALA and Dr. Nicholas Lin, postdoctoral fellow, talked about their research into engineered living materials and the potential of mycelium to reduce the environmental impact of construction materials. The team…

Here are 16 positive environmental stories from 2023

Vancouver Sun | | Media coverage

The top 16 environmental stories include researchers at UBC who discovered how to filter microplastics from water using biodegradable forest byproducts such as bark and wood dust.

Energizing Sustainability

| Spotlight

Kaiser Foundation for Higher Education donates $10M to the future of sustainable energy at UBC Engineering.

Meet the recipients of the 2023 Personnel Awards for Black Scholars

Canadian Institutes of Health Research | | Media coverage

UBC School of Nursing's doctoral candidate Ismália De Sousa was one of 19 people to receive the 2023 Personnel Awards for Black Scholars. 

Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge selects successful projects

The Globe and Mail | | Media coverage

A UBC project led by materials engineering expert Dr. Yasmine Abdin is one of five to enter Phase III of Alberta Innovates' Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge.

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