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Global challenges do not fit neatly into separate categories.
As engineers, nurses, architects and planners, we work with our partners to deliver viable, comprehensive solutions.
People :: Place :: Planet
Solutions at all scales for today and tomorrow. Mobilizing research to protect the environment, build thriving communities, and advance human wellbeing.
Decarbonizing public transit fleets with TransLink, BC Hydro and Vancouver Economic Commissionhe NSERC grant to MéridaLabs at UBC will support a project to develop datasets and sophisticated models to inform emissions reduction strategies as new propulsion technologies are deployed in public transit fleets. Multidisciplinary teams will develop Digital Twins – virtual clones that provide real-time monitoring, predictive analysis, and optimization – for UBC’s Smart Hydrogen Energy District (a $24M research platform on the Vancouver campus) that are linked to integrated simulation platforms for transportation routes, processes, operations, and energy requirements.
Research Excellence Clusters led by UBC Applied Science receive GCRC fundingSeven Research Excellence Clusters led by UBC Faculty of Applied Science members will receive funding through UBC’s 2023/24 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition. The GCRC enables the formation and growth of interdisciplinary research excellence clusters – networks of researchers from multiple disciplines working to address key societal problems – and to help these clusters produce…
World Leading Researchers
PhD, Professor, Canada Excellence Research Chair in BioProducts, Scientific Director BioProducts Institute, UBC
PEng, FEIC, FCAE, FCIC, FRSC, Canadian Research Chair in Clean Energy and Electrochemical Technologies; Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, UBC
PhD, MSc, BSN, Associate Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Professor, School of Nursing, UBC
Based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, UBC ranks first in the world in innovation and industry partnerships
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