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Dr. Lemieux Receives Blockchain Leadership Award

Dr. Lemieux Receives Blockchain Leadership Award

Dr. Victoria Lemieux, who co-leads the ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC, has been awarded the Blockchain Leadership Award in the Ecosystem Category at the second Annual Blockchain Revolution Global Awards, held online on July 7, 2020. This annual event recognizes innovation, leadership and research excellence in enterprise. It focusses on blockchain applications and solutions for business, and how […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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.      

Blockchain@UBC/Peter Wall Institute Witness Webinar on COVID-19 Response and Privacy

Blockchain@UBC/Peter Wall Institute Witness Webinar on COVID-19 Response and Privacy

The Blockchain@UBC ICICS research cluster and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies are hosting a “witness webinar” on May 5 (9 AM – PM) that will explore the question, “Can Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Still Respect Personal Privacy?” Academics, healthcare practitioners, policy-makers, and members of civil society organizations will meet online […]

Microsoft Funding Opportunities

Microsoft has announced the following funding initiatives that may be of interest to ICICS members. Open Science Research Proposal: Microsoft is interested in connecting with researchers that would like to to take advantage of Azure cloud credits under the Microsoft Open Science Research program. The goal of the program is to support researchers that could […]

Creating a Smarter City from Home

Creating a Smarter City from Home

Physical distancing due to COVID-19 poses many new challenges for us as a society. But these challenges also present fresh opportunities for collaboration and creativity. One recent example is a virtual event involving students at the University of British Columbia, who got together (via Microsoft Teams) to explore the unprecedented power of 5G technology to […]

HATCH Ventures Step Up to Tackle COVID-19

HATCH Ventures Step Up to Tackle COVID-19

Agility is a defining characteristic of successful startups. Meet the game changing HATCH ventures that have shifted gear to tackle COVID-19: 3DQue 3D Printing for a cause Aiming to transform the way companies manufacture, 3DQue provides a solution to fast, smart, and sustainable 3D printing. For their team, the wake of COVID-19 presented two pressing issues they had the […]