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Self-Cleaning Camera Developed at UBC Proves its Worth At Canfor Sawmill

Mar 27, 2018

A self-cleaning camera created by ExcelSense Technologies, a UBC-based venture, has cut maintenance downtime at one of the log lines in a British Columbia sawmill by almost 60 per cent.

Smart-bridge technology could lead to cheaper and safer infrastructure

Mar 12, 2018

Researchers at UBC Okanagan have determined that smart memory alloys are a safer and more cost-effective alternative to steel reinforced concrete bridges in earthquake-prone areas like the BC lower mainland.

UBC researchers invent new method to create self-tinting windows

Mar 08, 2018

UBC chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.

Newly developed 3D printed tissues could advance cancer research

Mar 05, 2018

Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus hope to make advances in tissue replacement and cancer research through a new technology that can produce living, 3D printed bio-tissues.

Research flourishes between both UBC campuses

Mar 02, 2018

The integration of research across both campuses of the University of British Columbia will be paramount to its success over the next decade and beyond according to Walter Mérida, associate dean of research and industrial partnerships at UBC.

APSC to participate in $950 million federal “innovation supercluster” initiative

Feb 26, 2018

Last year, the Government of Canada launched a new Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) under which it would invest up to $950 million over five years in industry-led consortia “with the greatest potential to energize the economy and become engines of growth.”

UBC engineers advance the capability of wearable tech

Feb 22, 2018

Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool.

UBC hosted the Industry 4.0 School and Industry Night

Feb 21, 2018

UBCO School of Engineering hosted the "1st Industry 4.0 School and Industry Night" on the 18th and 19th of February 2018 in Kelowna.

Digital Technology Supercluster means exciting opportunities for UBC

Feb 16, 2018

UBC President and Vice Chancellor discusses how the Digital Technology Supercluster will accelerate Canada's global advantage in digital technology.

New sensor could change the way liquids are measured and monitored on a micro-scale

Feb 14, 2018

A new micro, non-contact flow sensor uses microfluidics and microwave electronics to sense flow.