UBC receives $42 million for science and engineering

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UBC Engineering awarded nearly $10M in NSERC funding

UBC Engineering researchers have received a total of almost $10 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


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NSERC awards Strategic Partnership Grants to five UBC engineering profs


Five UBC engineering professors have been awarded a total of approximately $2.5 million in Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

These grants support early-stage collaborative research projects in four target areas: advanced manufacturing, environment and agriculture, information and communications technologies, and natural resources and energy. Each collaboration must be between an academic researcher and a supporting organization that will be involved in all stages of the project.

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UBC grad student wins NSERC prize for interdisciplinary research


Amir Abdi, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the $10,000 NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research, which is given to “an outstanding recipient of an NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship who best exemplifies interdisciplinary research.” The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships support grad students who demonstrate academic excellence, research potential, and leadership skills.

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UBC prof wins NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation


Guy Dumont, PEng, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, has received an NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation in the category of small- and medium-sized companies. Valued at $200,000, the award recognizes superior university-industry partnerships in natural sciences and engineering research and development. Dumont previously won the Synergy Award in 1999 and 2002.

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Providing a bit of home for those who live on the streets

UBC and community aim to provide secure storage for Kelowna’s homeless

Shopping carts used by Kelowna’s homeless are going high-tech thanks to engineers at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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