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Quantum Computing Training Program Funded
Quantum Computing Training Program Funded

Quantum Computing Training Program Funded

The ICICS research cluster Quantum Computing led by electrical and computer engineering professor Lukas Chrostowski has been awarded a grant of $1.65 million over 6 years under NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The funding will enable the cluster to launch a new training program in quantum computing hardware and software. Faculty from […]

Detecting COVID-19 with Portable Ultrasound Network
ICICS Researchers Helping to Develop Ultrasound Scanning Network for COVID-19 Diagnosis

ICICS Researchers Helping to Develop Ultrasound Scanning Network for COVID-19 Diagnosis

This story has been adapted from a story on the UBC Applied Science site. ICICS researchers are collaborating with local partners to establish a network of portable, handheld ultrasound scanners th­at can soon accelerate COVID-19 diagnosis in B.C. and potentially beyond. The scanners pair a locally-developed commercial ultrasound device with a secure online library of […]

Blockchain@UBC’s Summer Institute an Online Success
Blockchain@UBC’s 4th Annual Summer Institute: An Online Success Story

Blockchain@UBC’s 4th Annual Summer Institute: An Online Success Story

From finance, climate change, social media, healthcare, Indigenous communities, public procurement, healthcare, and athlete management to the COVID-19 pandemic, blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT) are presenting novel ways to address important societal and business challenges. This year, graduate students had the opportunity to gain comprehensive training in these technologies in the Summer Institute […]

Witness Webinar on COVID-19 Response and Privacy
Blockchain@UBC Witness Webinar on COVID-19 Response and Privacy

Blockchain@UBC Witness Webinar on COVID-19 Response and Privacy

On May 5th, 2020, as one of the projects under the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies’ (PWIAS) COVID-19 Rapid Publication Working Groups, Dr. Victoria Lemieux, co-lead of the ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC, hosted a “Witness Webinar” that explored the question, “Can Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Still Respect Personal Privacy?” The concept of […]

HATCH Alumni Addressing Sustainability
HATCH Alumni Are Addressing Sustainability Issues Worldwide

HATCH Alumni Are Addressing Sustainability Issues Worldwide

Recent HATCH alumni ventures are doing their part to address climate change and environmental degradation. Many of the ideas these companies were founded on emerged from labs at UBC. Read about how they are making their mark on the planet.