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Samantha Grist has been awarded the esteemed Killam Doctoral Fellowship by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowships are awarded every year to the most exceptional doctoral degree candidates at UBC. The fellowships are the University’s most prestigious merit-based graduate award. Samantha is pursuing her doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnoloy.
An automated system for delivering anesthetic developed at UBC just completed a 400 patient clinical trial and is ready for the next step towards regular inclusion in clinical practice. Icontrol-RP automatically dispenses medication every five seconds. The level of anesthetic is carefully controlled for individual patients during surgery. "We give exactly what that particular patient needs. Nothing more, nothing less," says Professor Guy Dumont.
Dependable Systems Lab wins Distinguished Paper Award at EDCC 2015 Everyone who owns a computer knows a thing or two about security software. One thing we have all learned is that security software can be cumbersome. On a system as complex, personalized and terrifically useful as a laptop, the benefits of running security software outweigh the costs.
Could we efficiently generate electricity through photosynthesis like a plant, store energy organically, use components that do not harm the environment and use up carbon dioxide while doing it? Sounds good but how could we get there? Meet the purple bacteria.
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) identified UBC start-up, Aspect Biosystems, as one of three companies that exemplify Vancouver's entrepreneurial buzz. The 3D bioprinting company was chosen because it demonstrates the strength Vancouver businesses derive from combining great ideas with a stable business climate, a first-class education system and a close association with the natural environment. The impact UBC has had on Vancouver's climate of innovation can be seen in how this research, started in ECE’s Walus Lab, has flourished in the last two years.
According to the ex-CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, “every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003″. Massive amounts of data at our disposal and exponential advances in computing technology enabling us to process it, ushered in the era of “big data”.