Dr. Yankai Cao’s research project awarded funding through New Frontiers in Research Fund

Congratulations to Dr. Yankai Cao for being one of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science-affiliated members who was awarded over $3.7 million for their research projects through the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF).

The NFRF supports world-leading interdisciplinary, transformative and rapid-response Canadian-led research. 

The NFRF Exploration stream’s objective is to “support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research.” Applied Science researchers awarded funding in this stream are leading work to reduce barriers for human-robot collaboration in construction sites, co-create virtual realities with patients, families and key decision-makers to achieve inclusivity, and accelerate transformative public sector innovation toward social and ecological justice, among others.

Read more about the New Frontiers in Research Fund.