Master’s and PhD

  • If you are interested in joining SimPL, please apply to the Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering Department, and indicate Dr. Lyndia Wu as a potential supervisor. A small number of openings will be available each year.
  • You may also email Dr. Lyndia Wu at lwu@mech.ubc.ca, and include the following information. Please note that due to the volume of emails received, we cannot respond to every email request.
    • Email title containing “[SimPL Graduate Student Application]”
    • Your student number for the UBC application
    • A brief statement of research experiences and interests in the email
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Transcripts

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

We look forward to having you in the team!

Research Study Volunteers

Concussion balance deficits opportunity

UBC SimPL is recruiting research volunteers who will have the opportunity to join one or more of our ongoing concussion balance deficits projects:

– Balance robot validation
– Balance adaptation tasks with EEG measurements
– Balance deficit diagnosis for UBC ice hockey players

We develop and use emerging technologies such as wearable sensors and robotic devices to investigate the injury mechanisms of balance deficits experienced by concussion patients. You will be involved in daily research activities such as data collection, data analysis, the development and maintenance of research devices and code.

Flexible schedules. The estimated time commitment varies from 5-10 hours per week. Motivated students who are interested in gaining experiences in research work are welcomed to reach out to the research coordinator (calvin.qiao@alumni.ubc.ca).


Generally interested in becoming a research study volunteer at the SimPL? 

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