UBC-O to establish Survive and Thrive Applied Research facility

October 16, 2014

UBC has received $3.8 M from the BC government to create the Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) facility at its Okanagan campus. The facility will provide a space in which industry and university researchers will collaborate on new technologies for human protection, survivability, and performance in extreme or remote conditions. STAR will also provide practical training opportunities for students. “We’re working on compelling projects directly related to our primary research, and which also create new ideas for future research and real-world learning opportunities for students,“ said Paul von Donkelaar, Director of UBC’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Among its first projects will be the development of a new helmet to reduce the risk of concussion in sports. UBC has also contributed $4 M to help establish the facility. UBC News Release | Global News