In addition to research collaborations with UBC, there are a number of other ways to engage with our talented faculty, graduate and undergraduate students (aka HQP—Highly Qualified Personnel).
Individual faculty researchers may assist a company by providing his/her expertise in a private arrangement on a fee-for-service basis.
These are private arrangements of the individual faculty member and a company or a government agency.
Through Mitacs Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges.
Interns spend approximately half of the time on-site with the industry partner; the remainder is spent at the university advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.
Open to all disciplines and all industry sectors, projects can span a wide range of areas, including: manufacturing, technical innovation, business processes, IT, social sciences, design, and more.
Motivated, bright and eager co-op students provide a cost-effective alternative to short-term hiring needs.
Co-op students are available for four, eight, twelve and sometimes sixteen months to assist with special projects and increased workloads and can start their work terms in January, May or September.
UBC provides opportunities for industry to engage with undergraduate and graduate students in educational projects.
Generally, projects are developed in partnership with course providers, but the University-Industry Liaison Office can assist in providing guidelines relating to how outputs of projects may be handled.