UBC to offer Canada's first blockchain training path for grad students


In January 2020, UBC will launch the Graduate Specialization in Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies: a two-year, non-degree training program that will offer existing master’s and doctoral students personalized learning in the blockchain field.

Supported by Mitacs and 15 industry partners, including flagship partner Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., the new graduate pathway is expected to give participating students the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to manage blockchain projects, develop a business case for blockchain systems, and design and develop blockchain solutions and mechanisms, among other things.

APSC-affiliated faculty members involved in the program are:

Alexandra FederovaAssociate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chen FengBlockchain@UBC Co-Cluster Lead, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering

Victor LeungProfessor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jane WangProfessor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty members involved in the program who are affiliated with the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, which provided early financial, logistical, and other support to the blockchain research cluster at UBC, are:

Victoria LemieuxAssociate Professor, UBC iSchool; Blockchain@UBC Founder and Co-Cluster Lead

Marc-David SeidelAssociate Professor, Sauder School of Business

The program was announced yesterday at the Blockchain@UBC reception at UBC Robson Square. For more information, please see the official UBC news release and visit Blockchain@UBC.