UBC Researchers win Prestigious NSERC Awards

Two UBC researchers have been recognized with prestigious NSERC Awards.

Synergy Award for Innovation

Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize examples of collaboration that stand as a model of effective partnership between industry and colleges or universities.


Category 1: Small and Medium-Sized Companies
The University of British Columbia
Lionsgate Technologies

Dr. Guy Dumont (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been recognized for his work with UBC spin-off company Lionsgate Technologies who partnered to develop the Kenek O2, a small, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that connects to the audio port on your mobile device. The Kenek O2 has already been approved by Health Canada, and now Dumont and Lionsgate Technologies are bringing their mobile health innovation to the world. They are establishing partnerships in Africa, China and India, as the Kenek O2 will be particularly useful in remote and developing regions where access to hospitals is limited. 

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NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research

The NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research is awarded to an outstanding recipient of an NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship who best exemplifies interdisciplinary research.

Amir Abdi

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