Why Vancouver?

June 12 - 16, 2023 | Westin Bayshore, Vancouver BC

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Why Should You Join Us in Vancouver? 

Vancouver is the host to the University of British Columbia, a global centre for research, teaching, and learning, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC has opening doors of opportunity for people with the drive and vision to shape a better world. There are several research groups and programs at UBC that comprise research and experimental development in nano-technology:

Within Vancouver and UBC, several programs stand out that help establish the area as a preeminent research centre for nanomaterials, and bioproduct related research. The NSERC CREATE Training Program in Nanomaterials Science & Technology (NanoMat) is an innovative training program at UBC that helps to train a future generation of scientists and engineers in nanomaterials research. The BioProducts Institute (BPI) is an innovative research centre of high-impact fundamental and applied researchers working on solutions to today’s climate and environmental challenges. Their research themes center around bio-nanoparticle enabled materials and their goal is to transform their findings into bioproducts that will serve as catalysts to launch Canada's bioeconomy.

Vancouver is home to some of the most exciting tech companies, ranging from AbCellera (a UBC start-up ‘unicorn’, researching human antibodies), to Precision NanoSystems (mRNA lipid delivery used in several Covid vaccines) to Performance Biofilaments (cellulose nanomaterials highlighted in one of our TAPPI NANO keynote lectures) and many outdoor/clothing companies such as Arc’teryx and Lululemon.

In addition to participating in the technical program, you need to explore Vancouver as one of the most liveable cities on the planet. This seems true enough on a mid-June afternoon, when sailboats are dotting the bay and picknickers are competing for summer sun at crowded beaches. The steamy nights of Gastown, the scenic view of coal harbour and the poetic beauty of Kitsilano is what attracts many tourists across the globe…

Join us in the sun of Vancouver, 12-16 June 2023 at TAPPI Nano 2023!