UBC’s Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) initiative utilizes the power of collaborative R&D to solve human performance challenges in extreme environments.
From measuring fatigue in aerial pilots battling wildfires to protecting first responders on the front lines of war and disaster, UBC STAR researchers work directly with partners to develop technologies, strategies and standards that save lives and create more resilient communities.
Minister of Defence tours UBC STAR Impact Research Facility
Canada’s defence minister, Harjit Sajjan, visited the UBC STAR Impact Research Facility with MP Stephen Fuhr on March 12, 2018 to discuss defense-related research and receive a demonstration of specialized eqipment and facilities. Take a virtual tour
UBC STAR to support the development of liquid armour technology
BAE Systems and Helios Global Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop liquid armour technology. UBC STAR will support the research and development of this new technology through its impact research facility. Full release
UBC STAR and School of Engineering host Makers Making Change event
Volunteers gathered in the UBC STAR Hub to help build LipSync devices, an affordable mouth-operated controller designed to help quadriplegic men and women navigate computers and smartphones. View story
UBC STAR 3D printed prototype featured on Dragon’s Den
Local Kelowna sibling duo, Damjan and Tadeja Madjar, pitch their Drink E-Z invention on Dragon’s Den. The prototype for the automatic drinking cup was created using 3D printer technlogy in the UBC STAR Hub. View here