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Student designs voice-activated wheelchair (Cantonese video)

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How hotel pools could be used to trim wait-lists for Toronto swimming lessons

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Arpan Kandola, BASc '19, School of Engineering

Arpan Kandola was born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia. He is a civil engineering graduate with a passion for tech, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. From a career-ending ACL injury that halted his journey as a competitive athlete to losing his father in 2017, Arpan has worked hard in the face of adversity to complete his degree and excel academically despite the many setbacks faced in the process. He is excited to take on the next chapter in life and encourage prospective students to study engineering.

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Tissue-printing firm muscles into B.C.’s top biotech

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UBC Engineering alumni develop software to create safe airspaces

In October 2015, Alexander Harmsen (BASc '16 Engineering Physics) and co-founder James Howard (BASc ’15 Mechanical Engineering) launched their start up, Iris Automation, a company specializing in autonomous drone software that is going to revolutionize the drone industry and create immeasurable applications for creating safer skies in Canada and around the world.

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Customized and Community-Driven Clean Water Solutions

For as long as they could remember, many members of the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia had been wary of tap water. Even as children, they had known that if they drank it, they might get sick. So in the summer of 2016, it was with cautious optimism that the residents of five homes in two Lytton reserves watched as a new water treatment system was installed in their basements. Could this refrigerator-sized device, developed by researchers at UBC really give them the clean tap water they had needed for years?

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Vancouver company developing tech for self-driving buses in Europe

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Vancouver ride-for-hire startup scores part in EU driverless transportation experiment

This story also appeared in The Province.

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Innovative floor-cleaning robots now scrubbing the halls of UBC

Oct 26, 2018    |   For more information, contact Erik Rolfsen

A partnership between the University of British Columbia and an innovative robotics company led by three UBC graduates is bringing seven artificially intelligent floor-cleaning robots to UBC’s Vancouver campus.

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ICICS Hosts “The Future of Digital Innovation”

On September 17 and 18, the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) hosted a networking event for research alumni from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg who now work in the USA or Canada.

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