UBC maintains Huawei partnership as international tensions continue

May 24, 2019

The University of British Columbia has launched two new projects with Huawei, even as pressure mounts on Canada to ban the telecommunications giant, reports the Province. The research involves a pair of multi-year investigations into 5G technology supported by Huawei Canada, which US Senator Mark Warren has urged against. Scott Bardsley, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, said that Canada is conducting an assessment of the potential risks associated with 5G development. Goodale declared in a statement that Canada’s “national security and the safety will not be put at risk.” According to the Province, UBC has committed to 16 projects, valued at $7.8M, with Huawei since 2017. The Province (BC)