New School of Biomedical Engineering holds launch symposium
Last Thursday, over 300 people gathered at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre to celebrate the opening of the university’s new School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), a partnership between the UBC faculties of applied science and medicine. Packed with engaging talks, lively panel discussions and informative poster presentations featuring BME student research, the event provided a glimpse into the exciting world of biomedical engineering and outlined the SBME’s vision for its role within it.
APSC grad student wins award for work on low-cost melanoma detection device
Prateek Mathur, a master’s student in biomedical engineering at UBC, has received the 2017/2018 BC MEDTECH Graduate Award in Biomedical Engineering. Endowed by the BC Medical Devices Association, the award is intended to recognize UBC biomedical engineering graduate students with “an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical engineering industry and demonstrated leadership and communication skills.”
Donation from L3 MAPPS creates endowed student award for UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program
UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science has received a donation from L3 MAPPS to support students of the UBC Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) Program. The funds have been used to establish the L3 MAPPS Award in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Self-cleaning camera developed at UBC proves its worth at Canfor sawmill
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. By providing the ability to see a critical but previously invisible process on the worksite, the technology enabled millworkers to prevent a recurring clogging problem from developing on multiple occasions.
BCBusiness recognizes female STEM influencers from APSC
BCBusiness has named several members of the UBC APSC community to its list of “B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2018.” This year, the magazine is featuring women who are making a significant impact in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).
Innovation OnBoard wraps up successful first year
The path to innovation and entrepreneurship is filled with continuous setbacks and unexpected surprises. Students often learn from painful experience that their brilliant idea or wonderful solution is often for a problem that does not exist. This vital lesson is one that visionaries often learn through failure; however, it does not have to be this way.
APSC to participate in $950 million federal “innovation supercluster” initiative
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.”
BC government invests in more UBC biomedical and manufacturing engineers
The Government of BC has committed funds for the creation of 624 spaces in undergraduate engineering and computer science programs at the University of British Columbia, it was announced today. The funding, which will be provided on a recurring basis over the next five years, aims to address an urgent challenge: the widening gap between the demand for and supply of skilled workers in BC’s technology sector.
Improving X-ray technology for more sustainable mines
Mining operations consume significant amounts of energy, not to mention water, chemicals and other resources. As ore grades continue to decline around the world, more and more of these resources are being used to process low-value rock that will ultimately be discarded. Removing this waste material before it is processed would go a long way towards boosting productivity and reducing the financial and environmental costs of the mining industry.