Since its formation in 2014, UBC STAR has catalyzed more than $32 million in R&D investment and maintains specialized research facilities with rapid prototyping, blast and ballistic testing capabilities. The UBC STAR team helps university researchers work with private sector companies and public sector service delivery organizations to advance innovation in the safety and security, health and sport sectors.
From conducting veteran survivor studies 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 Sajjan receives update on UBC STAR projects during recent campus visit
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada toured UBC STAR during his first visit to UBC’s Innovation Precinct.
UBCO awarded $1.5M to develop high-performance body armour
Western Canadian research network to combine new textile technologies with comfort testing to provide lighter, safer protective gear for Canadian soldiers. The new Comfort-Optimized Materials For Operational Resilience, Thermal-transport and Survivability (COMFORTS) network will work together over the next three years.
Partner firm combines remote-sensing technologies with artificial intelligence
TerraSense’s artificial intelligence platform makes high-tech surveillance faster and more effective in challenging environments. The company incubated with UBC STAR as the technology was being developed.