UBC research is shaping the digital technologies we use every day for work, entertainment and communications.
We promote research projects that cross departments, connect with other universities and intersect with industry. They run the digital gamut from hardware and software to music to robotics & control—backed by our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and top-flight researchers.
Our partners around the world rely on UBC to help design creative, innovative and practical digital solutions to real-world problems.
Fast Facts + Milestones
2019 In partnership with Rogers Communications, UBC becomes the first Canadian campus to be powered by 5G MORE
2018 Canada's Digital Technologies Supercluster launches, with UBC a founding member more
2015 Robert Bridson wins Technical Achievement Oscar for his work in digital animation More
2008 Dolby Laboratories Inc. establishes research chair and professorship after acquiring UBC-invented high dynamic range technology More
2001 Joint venture Centre for Digital Technology established to house Master of Digital Media program More
1995 WebCT developed and designed at UBC, revolutionizing web-based learning More
1987 John Demco conceives Canada's dot-ca domain name More
Key Research Centres
Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre
The Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems
Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making and Action
Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab
Digital Information Interaction Group
Human Communication Technologies Lab
Sensory Perception and Interaction Research Lab
Music, Sound & Electracoustic Technologies