Science One News

Eliminating the Penny in Canada: An Economic Analysis of Penny-Rounding on Grocery Items by Christina Cheung

See the paper that won Christina the best undergraduate paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal!

Philip Edgcumbe leads XPRIZE Alzheimer’s Disease Team into highest honours

Science One alumni Philip Edgcumbe, a MD/PhD student here at UBC, led a team that developed a proposal for a multi-million dollar incentive prize to end Alzheimer’s. The award comes with the announcement that they will receive $25 million in funding from Edelman Financial Services to support the research. The team hopes to compete in the 2018 XPRIZE global competition. He also recently won the 2017 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for his outstanding student contributions to leadership.

Iris Automation Closes $8M Series A to Bring AI Technology to Autonomous Flying Vehicles

Congratulations to Science One alumni Aaron Bailey, the Head of Business Development at Iris Automation. Iris Automation, a provider of collision avoidance for commercial drones, announced an $8 million Series A financing round to further development.

Christina Cheung gets first prize in International Atlantic Economic Journal's Best Undergraduate Paper Competition

Science One alumni Christina Cheung conducted research over her winter holidays on the profits made from grocers on penny rounding. The resulting paper won her top honours International Atlantic Economic Journal's Best Undergraduate Paper Competition. Way to go Christina!

Students: Maybe you don’t have to choose your discipline

A Globe and Mail article talking about the benefits of an interdisciplinary education. Science One is prominently featured.

Jacqueline Siu recognized as Wesbrook Scholar

Jacqueline Siu (2012/13) was recognized as a Wesbrook scholar and awarded the Harold B. & Nellie Boyes Memorial, and the Harry Logan Memorial Premier scholarship. She also received the Cambridge International Scholarship, which pays for tuition and stipend. She'll be starting her PhD in 2016 working with Gavin Pettigrew on transplant immunology in the Department of Surgery at the Addenbrooke's Hospital.