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Student sues university after man slashes student

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UBC students design compostable toilet made of mushrooms

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UBCO tech breakthrough

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UBC scientists say E. coli bacteria could be the future of solar power

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Biomedical engineer receives Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has announced this year’s nine winners of the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health, and one of them is Hooman Esfandiari  a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering.

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A Contributing Cycle

Restoring one of Vancouver’s last salmon streams

In his short blog Pancreatic Times, Kevin Watson documented his struggles with cancer—his dance, he called it. On March 15th, he shared his distaste for chalky tinctures, syrups, sticky energy gels. “I’ve been pretty clear that I don’t want people feeling sorry for me,” he wrote, but given these remedies, “I am asking you now.”

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APSC professors inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Z Jane Wang, PEng, a professor in UBC's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Charles Haynes, PEng, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, have been named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for their "distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession."

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New head of UBC Materials Engineering named

Daan Maijer, PEng, has been named the new head of UBC's Department of Materials Engineering, where he has been a professor since 2002. His five-year term begins on July 1, 2018.

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UBC team advances "smart" stent technology toward clinical application

A clinically viable “smart” stent that can wirelessly transmit real-time blood flow information to an external receiver has been developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia. The technology, which requires no battery or active circuitry to function, may enable patients with stents to receive more timely treatment for a common, potentially fatal complication known as in-stent restenosis.

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Ephraim Nowak, MASc ’18, Electrical Engineering

Born and raised in the Okanagan, I developed deep roots in the community through volunteerism. Attending UBC’s Okanagan campus seemed like a natural choice for me, as it allowed me to continue developing my community involvement alongside my studies. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2015 and a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering this year. During my studies, I spent most of my time in the Advanced Control and Intelligent Systems Lab, developing computer vision autopilots for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones.

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