Science One News

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.

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

Science One alumni Christine 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 Christine!

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.

TRIUMF's first Erich Vogt fellow is a Science One student

Jonathan Zhang (2014/15), an 18-year old aspiring theoretical physicist, just finished his first year of undergraduate studies at UBC Science One when he got the chance to do something that most students don't: collaborate with theoretical research scientists at TRIUMF.