UBC Smart City

Through advanced data analytics, modelling, and artificial intelligence, we find innovative solutions to real-world problems faced by cities.

We believe that major technological breakthroughs have led to economic, environmental, and social restructuring of a select few cities but that adoption is lagging due to a sparsity of engineering talent. This team will build the next generation of talent through hands on, project-based work resulting in open-source software or demonstrations of our skills at competitions.

Our mission is to motivate, challenge, and upskill engineering students to develop the technologies that will improve the quality of life in tomorrow’s cities. In doing so, we endeavour to win smart city hackathons and design challenges, build industry connections to support talent acquisition, and develop a culture of excellence on par with top universities.