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$2.85M Federal Funding to Study the Climate Impact of Travel Behaviour Changes Leverages UBC-Rogers Partnership Research

$2.85M Federal Funding to Study the Climate Impact of Travel Behaviour Changes Leverages UBC-Rogers Partnership Research

November 24, 2022

Professor Mahmudur Fatmi, a Civil Engineering professor at UBC-Okanagan (UBC-O) with a focus on transportation, is the PI on a recently awarded $2.85M federal grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada for “Integrated Development of Transport Data, Model and Community Outreach Tool for Urban and Rural Regions.”

UBC Campus Models Cities for Drone Operation over 5G

UBC Campus Models Cities for Drone Operation over 5G

November 15, 2022

The “Campus as a Living 5G Lab” created by the UBC-Rogers Partnership is being used to research the viability of employing drones in cities—which UBC models—to safely deliver packages like prescription drugs.

Blockchain Governance Initiative Network to be Hosted by Blockchain@UBC Cluster

Blockchain Governance Initiative Network to be Hosted by Blockchain@UBC Cluster

The ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC will be hosting block #7 of the Blockchain Governance Initiative Network from November 30 – December 2, 2022. Block #7 focuses on governance for digital economic networks. Overall, the Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) seeks to deepen common understanding and to collaborate to address issues faced in sustainable development of the blockchain […]

Prof. Dave Michelson to Teach 5G Postgraduate Course at Harbin Institute of Technology

Prof. Dave Michelson to Teach 5G Postgraduate Course at Harbin Institute of Technology

November 4, 2022

Professor Dave Michelson, who is an active researcher in the UBC-Rogers Partnership on 5G R&D, has been invited to share his expertise by teaching the postgraduate course “Propagation and Channel Modeling in 5G Communication System Design” atthe Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in China.

Mend the Gap: Spotlight – with Tanya Bennet

Mend the Gap: Spotlight – with Tanya Bennet

November 1, 2022

In this interview, we talk with Tanya Bennet, from the UBC New Frontiers in Research Fund Project, Mend the Gap. Tanya is a PhD candidate in the in vitro testing team led by Dr. Karen Cheung.

UBC-Rogers Partnership Climate Project at Microsoft Research Summit

UBC-Rogers Partnership Climate Project at Microsoft Research Summit

October 26, 2022

Dr Naomi Zimmerman of Mechanical Engineering is the lead on the “Intelligent Transportation Data Platform and Environmental Sensing for Sustainable Cities” research project supported by the UBC-Rogers Partnership.  She recently discussed her work at the Microsoft Research Summit, “Towards Climate-Smart Cities: IoT Networks for Air Pollution Sensing.”

UBC Participating in $50M International Research Program to Reduce Stillbirth­ Incidence

UBC Participating in $50M International Research Program to Reduce Stillbirth­ Incidence

October 21, 2022

UBC is part of a 3-year, integrated research program funded by Wellcome Leap to reduce the incidence of stillbirths by one-half.

Venture Showcase 2022

Venture Showcase 2022

The 2022 Venture Showcase took place November 23 this year, in person at UBC Robson Square and online via live stream. The Venture Showcase featured teams from across the UBC innovation pipeline, ranging from up and coming ‘Ones-to-Watch’ teams at the outset of their journeys in incubation, ‘Sneak-a-Peek’ ventures who are in the middle of commercialization and […]

Rocketing HATCH Ventures Win Major International Awards

Rocketing HATCH Ventures Win Major International Awards

Several HATCH ventures are garnering international attention and awards, a testament to the training they receive in HATCH. One of this year’s graduates, Neupeak, has developed compact autonomous intelligent fruit-picking robots with a seven-degrees-of-freedom robotic arm for harvesting strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other fruit, night and day. The robot’s AI system can also analyze the […]

UBC Team Led by ICICS Member Robert Xiao Wins World’s Top Cybersecurity Competition

UBC Team Led by ICICS Member Robert Xiao Wins World’s Top Cybersecurity Competition

October 7, 2022

A student team from Computer Science led by Professor and ICICS member Robert Xiao joined forces with crews from Carnegie Mellon University and the startup Theori.io to win DEF CON 2022, the world’s top cybersecurity competition.