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ICICS Co-hosts Connectivity for IoT Workshop
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ICICS Co-hosts Connectivity for the Internet of Things Workshop

  On May 12, 2017, ICICS co-hosted, along with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Vancouver chapter of the IEEE, a workshop on “Connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT)”. The workshop is the latest in an ongoing series under the general banner of ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on future Communications and Multimedia Systems.     […]

ICICS-sponsored Entrepreneurship Panel

ICICS-sponsored Entrepreneurship Panel

  On the evening of Monday, April 3, 2017, ICICS, Computer Science, and entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) co-hosted an ICICS-sponsored dialogue about entrepreneurship as an alternate career path for UBC students. An expert panel featured e@UBC Program Director Blair Simonite, Tagga Media founder and UBC Arts graduate Amielle Lake, and Barry Po, Senior Director of Product and […]

HATCH Company Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round

HATCH Company Microdermics Closes $1 Million Funding Round

  HATCH startup company Microdermics has developed the only commercially scalable, low-cost, customizable, metal, hollow, microneedle platform, to provide efficient delivery of vaccines and biologics — addressing the reliance worldwide on the 160-year-old, generic hypodermic needle. The novel drug delivery system is customizable, less painful, and addresses widespread “needle phobia”. Read the full story here.  

ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop, May 12
ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on Future Communications and Multimedia Systems

ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on Future Communications and Multimedia Systems

      This May 12, 2017 workshop, co-hosted by ICICS, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the IEEE, will feature five industry speakers presenting their views on Connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as a poster session during which UBC students and faculty present their ongoing research. Don’t miss […]

Learn about Entrepreneurship with e@UBC

Learn about Entrepreneurship with e@UBC

  Bringing an innovative idea to entrepreneurial life takes a variety of people and skills. Blair Simonite, Program Director of entrepreneurship@UBC, will be on hand on Monday, April 3 to share some valuable insights on how you can be introduced to the entrepreneurial ecosystem around us, including the HATCH incubator in the ICICS/CS building. Blair will […]

Rabab Ward (in red jacket) and fellow award winners

Former ICICS Director Rabab Ward Wins Vancouver Board of Trade Award

  UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor and former ICICS Director (1996-2007) Rabab Ward has been awarded a 2017 Wendy McDonald Award in the category of Outstanding Mentor/Sponsor. The winner of this award is recognized for having “imparted wisdom, experience, and knowledge with mentees in an impactful way.” Wendy McDonald Award awards are presented in […]

UBC President Ono Tours HATCH

UBC President Ono Tours HATCH

On December 20, UBC President Santa Ono toured the new HATCH tech startup incubator in the ICICS building. He had the opportunity to speak with many of the ventures housed there and learn about the innovative new technologies they are bringing to market. The water he’s drinking in this photo was purified by HATCH startup Acuva’s LED-based […]

ICICS Welcomes New Director

ICICS Welcomes New Director

Robert Rohling, a professor with a joint appointment in electrical and computer and mechanical engineering, has accepted a five-year term as Director of ICICS effective January 1, 2017.