Distracted pedestrians walk slower and are less steady on their feet: UBC study
Distracted drivers are responsible for more collisions in Canada than impaired drivers, but with smartphones becoming ubiquitous, distracted walking is also on the rise. Now, University of British Columbia engineers have analyzed just how mobile device use affects pedestrians, and their findings could help develop safer roads and autonomous cars in the future.
Jul 31, 2018
UBC Innovation Strategy moves forward with appointment of Innovation Catalyst
Angus Livingstone named Innovation Catalyst for UBC’s Innovation Strategy.
Feb 5, 2014
How the UBC creators of AutoStitch revolutionized computer vision and sparked a spinoff tsunami.
Jan 30, 2014 - by Brian Lin
Playing the numbers
Business grad and tech startup CEO Dustin Sproat scores NHL interest with hockey app
May 1, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
UBC education experts for back-to-school stories
UBC experts are available to comment on kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.
Aug 8, 2012
Want to learn Chinese characters? UBC has an app for that
The UBC Asian Studies App is the first university Asian language mobile application and boasts 10,000 digitally animated Chinese characters.
May 10, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC, Fraunhofer formalize partnership among world’s top clean energy researchers
The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies.
Mar 8, 2012
UBC receives $1M from Bell for online youth mental health outreach and research
Vancouver, November 16, 2011 – Today UBC and Bell announced a $1M gift to establish the Bell Youth Mental Health IMPACT project. This initiative will enable researchers from the University of British Columbia to conduct mental health outreach to youth in need.
Nov 16, 2011
Trio of studies reveals attitudes of women, obstetricians and family physicians on use of technology in childbirth
Three studies by University of British Columbia and Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) researchers are providing the closest look yet at the attitudes of women and their caregivers around the use of birth technology, and together reveal ongoing misperceptions among caregivers around the safety of vaginal births.
Jun 13, 2011