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German President's visit to UBC highlights clean energy and climate change solutions

| Announcement

UBC Applied Science research is making waves - with the President of Germany visiting UBC to see the practical solutions that Applied Science researchers are developing to address complex challenges like climate change and clean energy.

Research Excellence Clusters led by UBC Engineering receive GCRC funding

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Four Research Excellence Clusters led by UBC Engineering faculty members will receive funding through UBC's Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition.

‘Smart glove’ can boost hand mobility of stroke patients

| Announcement

New washable wireless smart textile technology developed at UBC in collaboration with Vancouver startup Texavie also has potential uses in virtual reality and American Sign Language translation.

How AI-powered robots can help B.C.'s construction industry

Business in Vancouver | | Media coverage

Structural engineering professor Dr. Tony Yang and his team at the Smart Structures Lab developed AI robots that can perform basic construction tasks on site.

Here are 16 positive environmental stories from 2023

Vancouver Sun | | Media coverage

The top 16 environmental stories include researchers at UBC who discovered how to filter microplastics from water using biodegradable forest byproducts such as bark and wood dust.

Energizing Sustainability

| Spotlight

Kaiser Foundation for Higher Education donates $10M to the future of sustainable energy at UBC Engineering.

Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge selects successful projects

The Globe and Mail | | Media coverage

A UBC project led by materials engineering expert Dr. Yasmine Abdin is one of five to enter Phase III of Alberta Innovates' Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge.

UBC engineers develop breakthrough ‘robot skin’ in collaboration with Honda researchers

| Announcement

UBC engineers created the sensor in collaboration with Frontier Robotics, Honda’s research institute. The smart soft sensor can improve prosthetics and enhance human-robot interaction.

New provincial funding will advance research by the UBC Disaster Resilience Research Network

| Announcement

Twelve different projects across UBC, including nine at the Faculty of Applied Science, are part of a $450,000 funding boost from the Province to help advance approaches in disaster and climate risk assessment and management in B.C.

Two UBC Engineering faculty members elected to Royal Society of Canada

| Announcement

Dr. Emily Cranston, a professor in chemical and biological engineering and wood science, and Dr. Jian Liu, an associate professor at the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering, are two of the Royal Society of Canada's newest Members.

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