Faculty of Applied Science
Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs
Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort.
Jul 25, 2016
Engineer yogi releases breath device
For Cindy Gu, a mechanical engineer and certified yoga teacher who graduates from UBC at the end of this month, mindfulness was key to coping with campus life.
May 25, 2016
UBC study finds low-income groups need better dental care
Dental care should be part of basic health care for all Canadians, particularly for the lowest-income groups, according to a new UBC study.
Apr 4, 2016
UBC study finds safety of Whistler sliding track comparable to other tracks
High speed and athlete inexperience are top contributing factors to injuries and accidents on the Whistler sliding track, according to a retrospective UBC study.
Mar 23, 2016
Living in a (wearable) material world
A UBC engineer talks about the technological challenges that must be overcome for the wearable electronics market to grow to its full potential.
Jan 21, 2016
UBC students reproduce traditional wood finishes by B.C.’s First Nations
Chewing and spitting out salmon eggs wasn’t what Jun Lee and Vinicius Lube thought they’d be doing to complete a project in their wood finishing class at UBC.
Oct 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Fuel cells are the future: UBC expert
The recall of 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles highlights the challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuel-powered cars.
Oct 1, 2015
UBC expert calls for better water recycling in B.C.
UBC adjunct professor in engineering Troy Vassos calls for concerted action in installing water recycling systems in anticipation of future droughts.
Aug 31, 2015
Get your science on: UBC camps make learning fun
UBC Engineering’s Geering Up science camps offer fun and interactive science, math, engineering and technology programming for kids in Grades 1 to 12.
Jun 19, 2015
New plaque at UBC commemorates École Polytechnique tragedy
UBC joins the rest of Canada in paying tribute to the 14 women killed at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, with a new commemorative plaque.
Dec 4, 2014
Bringing justice to housing costs
Two UBC experts suggest what is needed to start solving Vancouver’s housing crisis in advance of the Nov. 15 municipal elections.
Nov 4, 2014
Battle of the Indiana Jones robots
Fifteen teams of students enrolled in UBC’s Engineering Physics course are set to compete in “Indiana Robot and the Temple of the Zipline,” the 14th Annual UBC Engineering Physics Robot Competition.
Aug 6, 2014
Hitting the road, safely
As vacationers embark on summer road trips, a UBC prof talks about new ways for making the highways and byways collision free.
Jul 14, 2014
Power drills go from the toolbox to the operating room
Engineering students develop simple alternative to expensive surgical tool for developing world.
Jul 8, 2014
New science camp sparks eureka moments
The MiniMinds summer camp helps the youngest of students discover the wonders of science.
Jul 3, 2014
UBC hosts LNG workshop to identify industry needs
In advance of the B.C. government’s International LNG in BC Conference, UBC is hosting a workshop to bring researchers and industry leaders together
May 20, 2014
Student creates self-folding paper that takes on creative shapes before your eyes, and may completely change the packaging industry.
May 8, 2014
Welding sparks interest of UBC engineer
Engineering grad Jennifer Peverelle is headed to a career in the U.S., thanks to her own creativity and initiative.
May 7, 2014
Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’
Professors are crafting new approaches to courses across UBC campuses and students are taking notice.
Apr 30, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
Eye of the beholder – improving the human-robot connection
Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.
Apr 11, 2014