Building to Last: Annual Report 2019

This year we took crucial steps toward the future by developing three flagship ideas—or Grand Challenges—to further rationalize and define our four main research themes and formulate SBQMI’s visionary research agenda for the next decade. Importantly, we also continued to prioritize our people by promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community with the goal of attracting and training the best talent in the world. In short, we are building to last. Read this year's report.

Cissy Suen, joint-PhD program student

International PhD Program in Quantum Materials 

A new joint-PhD program connecting the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at the University of British Columbia and the University of Stuttgart, with participation from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, offers unparalleled opportunities to study in the fields of quantum materials and quantum materials-based devices. Read more.

Connecting with industry 

Research at SBQMI has the potential to spark breakthroughs with applications in quantum computing, telecommunications, clean energy, health and much more. However, for this value to flow from the laboratory to the wider world, tangible progress must be communicated and transferred to industry. Learn more about how our Business Development Team is working to connect research and industry.


Mona Berciu elected Fellow of American Physical Society


Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute receives $2,950,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada


Explore opportunities to work with Stewart Blusson QMI

Our Partners

Province of British Columbia
Moore Foundation
Max Planck Institute
University of Tokyo