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Media Mention: Do we really need to mask up outdoors? Dr. Steven Rogak comments on the need to evaluate risk.

Media Mention: Do we really need to mask up outdoors? Dr. Steven Rogak comments on the need to evaluate risk.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Despite emerging science that has changed what we know about how the coronavirus is transmitted, there’s been one constant over the past year: that outdoors is safer than indoors. But lately that message is getting murky, with Quebec recommending the wearing of masks outdoors, then rescinding the recommendation — kind of, and Ontario […]

Call for Nominations: Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize In Environmental Sustainability – Deadline: April 30, 2021

Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize In Environmental Sustainability A $3,850 prize has been made available through an endowment established by UBC faculty member Dr. Rashid Sumaila upon being named the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate for a Master’s or Ph.D. student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field […]

Call for Applications: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Deadline: May 21, 2021

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2021 Competition The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and […]

Call for Applications: Spring Graduate Awards Competition – Deadline: May 3, 2021

Spring Graduate Awards Competition A number of criteria-based awards for the 2021/22 academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the awards as they are eligible for, taking note of the following important considerations: […]

New Paper from MEMs Lab increases accuracy in measurement of eye movements

New Paper from MEMs Lab increases accuracy in measurement of eye movements

The Mechanical Engineering Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) Lab has published a new paper “A Fusion Algorithm for Saccade Eye Movement Enhancement with EOG and Lumped-element Models” in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Working in the MEMS Lab as a PhD student under supervisors and co-authors Dr. Mu Chiao and Dr. Clarence de Silva, author Hiroshan Gunawardane […]

Call for Applications: Schmidt Science Fellowships – Deadline: Apr 21, 2021

Schmidt Science Fellowships The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries. The program is looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing who are interested […]

Statement on Anti-Asian Racism & Resources

Statement on Anti-Asian Racism & Resources

In light of the recent shootings in Atlanta and the rise of anti-Asian racism in the past year, we would like to join President Santa Ono and the Faculty of Applied Science in acknowledging and condemning harassment and violence against Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and all forms of discrimination. These are long-standing issues which […]