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Shaping water

May 10, 2022 | 10:04am | Announcement

Engineering researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a simple way to create soft structures of various shapes and sizes using oil and water.

How to build better health care technology

May 05, 2022 | 09:54am | Announcement

One of the many challenges faced by hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a shortage of ventilators. Health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries have struggled especially hard to procure the life-saving machines, which can…

Engineers at UBC get under the skin of ionic skin

Apr 28, 2022 | 11:00am | Announcement

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to…

More copper, less infection

Apr 07, 2022 | 07:52pm | Announcement

More than 400 antimicrobial copper patches have been installed on door handles and railings in UBC buildings including the Chemical and Biological Engineering building, the Pulp and Paper Centre, and the School of Nursing.

UBC Applied Science research projects awarded nearly $1.5M by New Frontiers in Research Fund

Apr 04, 2022 | 10:03am | Announcement

The Government of Canada has awarded almost $1.5 million to research projects that are led by, co-led by or otherwise involve UBC Applied Science faculty members through two competition streams of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF).

UBC Engineering profs receive UBC Faculty Research Awards

Mar 29, 2022 | 02:27pm | Announcement

Three UBC Engineering researchers received 2021 UBC Faculty Research Awards.

UBC Applied Science and Teck install antimicrobial copper on campus

Mar 28, 2022 | 07:15am | Announcement

UBC Applied Science and Teck have installed more than 400 antimicrobial patches on high-touch surfaces in Applied Science buildings, and are partnering on research that will further the development of advanced copper coating technology.

UBC Applied Science-led Research Excellence Clusters announced

Mar 14, 2022 | 11:53pm | Announcement

Seven Research Excellence Clusters led by UBC Applied Science faculty members have been awarded funding through UBC’s Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition.

New wearable technology can measure blood sugar using sweat

Mar 11, 2022 | 11:54pm | Announcement

Safoora Khosravi, a PhD student in UBC's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has developed an advanced wearable glucose sensor that could reduce the need for painful finger pricks by people living with diabetes.

Breaking the vicious cycles: A talk about equity, diversity and inclusion with Dr. Nora Angeles

Mar 08, 2022 | 10:25am | Announcement

For over two decades, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning associate professor Dr. Nora Angeles has used planning research and tools to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) around the world.   

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