Projects

UBC's CIC is a public-private collaboration between UBC and Amazon. A CIC tackles problems or opportunities that matter to the community, and provides subject matter expertise and CIC leadership to drive innovation and provide digital solutions. UBC’s CIC focuses on Community Health and Wellbeing.

Accelerating Computational Chemistry Research with the Cloud

  1. Accelerating Computational Chemistry Research with the Cloud

    With the UBC CIC, UBC Computational Chemistry researchers developed a solution that moves their existing program into the AWS cloud for greater control, flexibility, and efficiency. With this solution, the calculations and simulations to understand and predict molecular behaviour—previously run using a complicated, time-consuming program—can run faster within the cloud. View Project

    View Project Dec 2022

FHIR-Enabled Digital Questionnaire: Capturing Data for Patient-Centred Care

  1. FHIR-Enabled Digital Questionnaire: Capturing Data for Patient-Centred Care

    Basics for Health Society, in collaboration with the UBC Cloud Innovation Centre, has developed a solution that enables health care professionals to record and track patients’ health-related social needs in the electronic medical record, and incorporate this data into medical decisions so that patients can receive appropriate care. View Project

    View Project Dec 2022

Open Source AI Model for COVID-19 CT Diagnostics and Prognosis Summary

In collaboration with radiologists at Vancouver General Hospital, L3-Net, an AI model to analyze medical scans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, was developed. L3-Net has gone through 3 versions, with the most recent being published in December 2022. View Project

  1. Open Source AI Model for COVID-19 CT Diagnostics and Prognosis Summary

    In collaboration with radiologists at Vancouver General Hospital, L3-Net, an AI model to analyze medical scans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, was developed. L3-Net has gone through 3 versions, with the most recent being published in December 2022. View Project

    View Project Dec 2022

  2. Demo – Version 1

    On this page, you will find 9 interactive examples of lung CT scans. This L3-Net demo displays the predications of the lung involvement ratio and absolute volume. We hope that this will help researchers better assess patients with COVID-19 and help prognosticate patients into appropriate clinical outcome categories. View Project

    View Project Jul 2020

  3. Application – Version 2

    Version 2.0 of L3-Net model has been trained with more data from other sites and machines. This improves predictions made by the model, which can now predict likelihood of COVID-19 infection. As a result, Version 2.0 makes it easier to train the AI model and has improved accuracy. On this page, you will find the L3-Net application which can be used to upload and visualize data. View Project

    View Project Dec 2020

  4. Version 3.0

    This is the most recent version of L3-Net. In Phase 3, the L3-Net model was trained on 18 384 axial CT slices from 670 CT series obtained from multiple hospital sites, with drastically increased performance on lung segmentation and pulmonary vessel exclusion using established methodologies for lung detection and vessel segmentation in the data pre-processing steps. View Project

    View Project Sep 2022

Fostering Research and Innovation with the Researcher Expertise Dashboard

  1. Fostering Research and Innovation with the Researcher Expertise Dashboard

    With over 6,000 researchers located at UBC, decision makers seek data across disconnected platforms to amplify innovation. The UBC Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation’s Innovation Partnerships team has developed a solution alongside the UBC Cloud Innovation Centre that aggregates UBC and third-party data into a centralized dashboard. View Project

    View Project Oct 2022

Tapestry : A New Way to Connect Course Content

  1. Tapestry : A New Way to Connect Course Content

    The Tapestry Tool is an online learning platform that allows users to collaboratively develop and interact with content through “nodes” to improve conceptual understanding and engagement. In collaboration with Tapestry, the UBC Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) has employed graph database architecture to evolve the application beyond its limitations and enhance application efficiency and efficacy. View Project

    View Project Aug 2022

Commit2Act – App to Combat Climate Change

  1. Commit2Act – App to Combat Climate Change

    In collaboration with TakingITGlobal, the UBC Cloud Innovation Center develops a web and mobile application called Commit2Act which allows for youth to submit, track, and visualize the progress of their environmentally-friendly actions, with the goal of educating youth to lead a more environmentally-sustainable lifestyle. View Project

    View Project Aug 2022

Health Platform for People on the Autism Spectrum

  1. Health Platform for People on the Autism Spectrum

    Together with 2m Foundation, First Place Global Leadership Institute and Pacific Autism Family Network, the UBC Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) have developed an iOS app and web administrative application that enables care teams with a method to collect, store, monitor and access information on variables that may trigger or precede a seizure or meltdown for individuals on the spectrum. View Project

    View Project Aug 2022

Heart Failure Patient Prognosticator

  1. Heart Failure Patient Prognosticator

    In collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC), UBC Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) developed Machine Learning models to enable cardiologists to predict outcomes of Heart Failure patients, to better inform decisions regarding treatment plans and improve overall survival in patients. View Project

    View Project Jun 2022

TapGives – Clean Water Subscription Service

  1. TapGives – Clean Water Subscription Service

    We Make Impact creates and manages potable water sites in rural Kenya and Uganda, in regions where clean drinking water is limited. To help manage water distribution, UBC CIC developed TapGives, a solution that can easily connect villagers to a nearby water site for a nominal monthly fee, using only a cellular phone and USSD technology. View Project

    View Project May 2022

Low-cost Transcription and Translation Tool

  1. Low-cost Transcription and Translation Tool

    UBC CIC develops T2, a prototype that transcribes and translates audio data for helping reporters obtain relevant information from recordings that are not in their primary languages. View Project

    View Project May 2022

EC2Ensemble: Multi-Regional EC2 Instance Launcher

  1. EC2Ensemble: Multi-Regional EC2 Instance Launcher

    The UBC Cloud Innovation Centre, in collaboration with the Pacific Chamber Music Academy, has developed EC2Ensemble, a multi-regional EC2 instance launcher that facilitates JackTrip, an open-source music technology that enables low-latency audio transmission across the internet. View Project

    View Project Nov 2021

Empowering Nonprofits to Make Decisions for Good: Unlocking Census Data

  1. Empowering Nonprofits to Make Decisions for Good: Unlocking Census Data

    The UBC Cloud Innovation Centre (UBC CIC) and Imagine Canada collaborated to develop a tool for charities and nonprofits to visualize Census Canada datasets in a user-friendly way. View Project

    View Project Oct 2021

Leveraging the Cloud to Improve Hospital Occupancy Planning

  1. Leveraging the Cloud to Improve Hospital Occupancy Planning

    Trillium Health Partners (THP) Institute for Better Health (IBH) develops a prediction algorithm to improve hospital capacity forecasting and better match bed supply with patient demand. View Project

    View Project Oct 2021

The Sea Around Us In The Cloud

To improve data access, avoid time delays, and provide a better user experience to enhance meaningful analysis and research, broadening the impact of this valuable dataset. Sea Around Us in collaboration with UBC Cloud Innovation Center (UBC CIC), developed a solution that uses Jupyter notebooks, SAU data, and AWS services using a server-less architecture. View Project

  1. The Sea Around Us In The Cloud

    To improve data access, avoid time delays, and provide a better user experience to enhance meaningful analysis and research, broadening the impact of this valuable dataset. Sea Around Us in collaboration with UBC Cloud Innovation Center (UBC CIC), developed a solution that uses Jupyter notebooks, SAU data, and AWS services using a server-less architecture. View Project

    View Project Aug 2021

  2. The Sea Around Us in The Cloud – Phase 2

    Sea Around Us seeks to broaden the impact of their geospatial functionality and allow users access to additional analyses and data filtering options. Sea Around Us in collaboration with UBC Cloud Innovation Center (UBC CIC), developed a solution that uses Jupyter notebooks, SAU data, and AWS services using a server-less architecture View Project

    View Project Nov 2021

UBC Okanagan: Student Connect Application

  1. UBC Okanagan: Student Connect Application

    The University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) builds a prototype that can connect first-year university students to their preferred activities, clubs, and campus news feeds, tailored to each student's interest. View Project

    View Project Aug 2021

Digitizing Medical Forms

  1. Digitizing Medical Forms

    The IBD Centre of BC has automated data ingestion from dictated consultation letters, improving the efficiency of the digitization process. View Project

    View Project Aug 2021

Virtual Communication for Remote First Responders

  1. Virtual Communication for Remote First Responders

    The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) increases critical care support for first responders in remote areas by creating a new communication platform to provide medical and logistical assistance in emergencies. View Project

    View Project Jul 2021

Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain Prototype – UBC/MCG

  1. Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain Prototype – UBC/MCG

    The UBC CIC worked with faculty members in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia and start-up MCG to develop a prototype that demonstrates how distributors could review information from a dashboard and decide to take action if a vaccine batch begins to exceed its temperature requirement. View Project

    View Project May 2021

Virtual Assistant Tool: E-Comm Connect

  1. Virtual Assistant Tool: E-Comm Connect

    E-Comm Connect is a virtual assistant tool that provides real-time recommendations to call takers, enabling them to be more efficient and engaged when taking non-emergency calls from the public. View Project

    View Project May 2021

People Density Meter: UBC Orchard Commons Residence

  1. People Density Meter: UBC Orchard Commons Residence

    The University of British Columbia Food Services builds a prototype that demonstrates how live queue information could be captured so that student residents could plan their visits to the dining hall. View Project

    View Project Apr 2021

Preparing a Pandemic Response: The Open Virome

  1. Preparing a Pandemic Response: The Open Virome

    “The Open Virome” is preparing the global medical and research community with the tools and knowledge to better anticipate and respond to the next pandemic. View Project

    View Project Apr 2021

Antimicrobial Dashboard

  1. Antimicrobial Dashboard

    The UBC Department of Medicine partnered with the University of British Columbia Cloud Innovation Centre to create a prototype enabling clinicians to efficiently prescribe antimicrobials. View Project

    View Project Mar 2021

Automating Large-Scale Data Extraction from Archival Documents: University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Economics

  1. Automating Large-Scale Data Extraction from Archival Documents: University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Economics

    Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Economics build a database of trade information with the help of automatic data extraction. View Project

    View Project Dec 2020

CIC-NET : A platform for UBC CIC alumni students

  1. CIC-NET : A platform for UBC CIC alumni students

    Current and previous UBC Cloud Innovation Centre (UBC-CIC) student employees, with a passion for innovation, can now stay connected and up to date with CIC updates, challenges and events. The UBC-CIC has launched the Cloud Innovation Centre Network (CIC-NET), a platform designed to keep student alumni engaged with CIC challenges and activities after their co-op work term is over. View Project

    View Project Dec 2020

Automatic Zoom Transcriptions

  1. Automatic Zoom Transcriptions

    As classes transition online for the fall, universities are working to lessen the impact on students’ learning and the strain on instructors working to adapt to these new circumstances. Accessibility is one of the major areas disrupted by this change, and the UBC CIC investigated this challenge with the tools and solutions available to us. View Project

    View Project Nov 2020

BC Smart Access to Guide Emergency care

  1. BC Smart Access to Guide Emergency care

    The BC Smart Access to Guide Emergency Care (SAGE) is a result of a collaboration between the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia (RCCbc), the BC Emergency Medicine Network, and the UBC Cloud Innovation Centre. The purpose of SAGE BC is to provide emergency workers with important logistical, medical, and regional information when treating and transporting individuals in rural BC communities. This repository allows healthcare services in these communities to be delivered in a more efficient and time-effective manner. View Project

    View Project Oct 2020

Vancouver Coastal Health MRI Project “CAN’T WAIT”

  1. Vancouver Coastal Health MRI Project “CAN’T WAIT”

    The Lower Mainland MRI Central Intake Advanced Neural Network for Triage and Waitlist Management of MRI Exam Scheduling. View Project

    View Project Aug 2020

Serratus: Ultra-high throughput discovery of new coronaviruses

An Open Science project for ultra-rapid discovery of known and unknown coronaviruses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by screening all public RNA-sequencing data. View Project

  1. Serratus: Ultra-high throughput discovery of new coronaviruses

    An Open Science project for ultra-rapid discovery of known and unknown coronaviruses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by screening all public RNA-sequencing data. View Project

    View Project Jun 2020

  2. Serratus: Ultra-high throughput discovery of new coronaviruses – Phase 2

    Serratus is an Open Science project for ultra-rapid discovery of known and unknown coronavirus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. View Project

    View Project Oct 2020