UBC Projects Receive Investment to Defend Against COVID-19

Canada’s Department of National Defence has announced its support for 48 research and development projects, valued at approximately $8.64 million, aimed at addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The projects were funded through the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

Three projects led by UBC researchers received support for their projects through contribution agreements with the Department of National Defence.


UBC-Led Projects

Modular Personal Protective Ensembles Utilizing Omniphobic and Antimicrobial Coatings for Enhanced Protection Against COVID-19
UBC Project Lead: Kevin Golovin (Engineering, Okanagan)         
Contribution value: $199,295

Development of an Air Surveillance Tool for Population-Wide COVID-19 Detection and Prediction
UBC Project Lead: Sepideh Pakpour (Engineering, Okanagan)
Contribution value: $200,000

An AI-based Tool for the Analysis of Public Health Policy Options in Response to COVID-19 and other Infectious Diseases
UBC Project Lead: Frank Wood (Computer Science)
Contribution Value: $199,985

See full list of projects