David St-Onge has a passion for robotics. Currently a postdoc at Polytechnique Montréal, David has spent more than 10 years researching robotics for both academic and commercial projects — and now he’s seeing his passion come to life.
Imagine you could no longer enjoy the symphony – some instruments are now jarring while the melody has lost its nuance. For persons with moderate to severe hearing impairment, music can often lose its ring.
Working under the academic supervision of UBC professor Barbara Weber, Mahboubeh’s research is exploring how a philosophical inquiry approach to drug education could promote health and reduce harm associated with substance use.
Hospital emergency rooms face many challenges including overcrowding due, in part, to repeat visitors. Some are patients with mental health issues or addictions who return because they don’t know where else to go during a crisis. But ERs aren’t always the best places for them.
One approach to helping these issues that is gaining traction is participatory arts and culture activities made by and for members of Indigenous communities. By creating tools for storytelling and culture-sharing, researchers and community members are working together to empower Indigenous youth to explore their creative capacities and imagine possibilities for bright futures.
“I wasn’t one of those people who started university with plans to launch a company,” said Jamie Yuen. “But the success of our Mitacs internship and our partnership with BMI made starting Copperstone Technologies in 2014 the logical next step.”
“Mitacs was the first organization to believe in us... Without Mitacs’ support, I believe that we could not have gotten to the stage that we are, with BrainShield almost ready to hit the market and revolutionize the concept of helmet protection.”