A unique opportunity at UBC has attracted researchers from across Canada and around the world—the opportunity to achieve the vision of a world where biology and technology work seamlessly to transform health and healthcare for everyone.
Dr. Nozomu Yachie joined the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at UBC from the University of Tokyo because he was inspired by the new culture of collaboration across disciplines and focus on developing future leaders who independently and confidently bring forward innovative ideas to help bring new treatments to patients faster.
“SBME is creating the right momentum by bringing together people who are pursuing vision-driven research to change society,” says Dr. Yachie, associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Biology. “The way we approach training people and research collaboration will be different. We will continuously improve ourselves and the school to accelerate the cycle of academic education, research excellence, industry start-ups and advancements in medical care.”
The next step forward is to build a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed home for the School of Biomedical Engineering.
“Innovation only happens when we collaborate. It requires bringing together the full breadth of our knowledge, technology and talent under one roof,” says Dr. Peter Zandstra, Director of SBME. “Imagine a living lab—a fully creative environment without technological, scientific or academic boundary.”
Innovation only happens when we collaborate. It requires bringing together the full breadth of our knowledge, technology and talent under one roof.
Dr. Peter Zandstra, Director of SBME
With construction scheduled to start next year and the grand opening only two years away, philanthropic support is urgently needed to make this building a reality.
Donors like you have the opportunity to name spaces ranging from the building itself to the atrium, lecture theatres, teaching labs, design studios and core research facilities in the new building.
Donations to UBC will directly support the construction of the new building for SBME—a launchpad for medical innovation that will transform healthcare and the economy of the future.
“My expectations are high and our expectations within SBME are high, which make other people’s expectations of us high,” says Dr. Yachie. “We cannot lose our current momentum. The new building is the current focus of our excitement and showcases the birth of new biomedical engineering in Vancouver.”
For more information about supporting the new building for the School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC, please contact Violetta Yan at firstname.lastname@example.org.