VANCOUVER (CNW) — Bell Canada and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have announced the details of the first five research projects funded by Bell University Laboratories. These projects will come together to form a new Wireless Laboratory in the Faculty of Applied Science’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Bell University Laboratories is a private-public research partnership between Bell Canada and Canadian universities across the country. Bell Canada announced a five-year, $1.25 million funding commitment to UBC in May 2004.
Bell University Laboratories is part of Bell Canada’s ongoing commitment to support leading-edge research and the development of intellectual capital at Canadian universities.
“Bell University Laboratories is a great example of how industry and academia can work together to drive meaningful innovative research in Canada,” said Vijay Bhargava, academic coordinator of the new laboratory and head of UBC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
“We are excited to announce the selection of these initial projects as the first phase of our collaboration. We look forward to working with Bell University Laboratories both now and in the future,” Bhargava said.