A graduate student presents a talk to the SBQMI community at the 2019 Loon Lake retreat.

Student Development and Services

We are committed to training the next generation of leaders in their field, and to do that we have established a range of training and professional development program to help graduate students find success. The Blusson QMI offers a wide range of opportunities to build skills for a variety of career paths and goals.

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The 2019 cohort of Quantum Pathways students at SBQMI.

Quantum Pathways

Quantum Pathways is a program specific to the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (Blusson QMI) at the University of British Columbia. Blusson QMI offers multi-year summer research scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in physics, chemistry, or engineering programs and whose backgrounds and identities are underrepresented in the natural sciences and engineering.

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Quantum computing outreach programming for kids in the K-12 system led by Haris Amiri and colleagues.

Outreach and public education

We take pride in the support and training we offer, including opportunities for our community to engage in outreach and develop skills in science communication, teaching, and community building. Our outreach programs benefit our students as well as learners from Kindergarten through Grade 12, and the interested public. Under the leadership of Natalia Bussard, Manager, Programs & Careers, these initiatives reach audiences in the Lower Mainland and across British Columbia.

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Researchers building equipment in the lab.

Student Committee

Find peers, connect with colleagues, and make new friends while at Blusson QMI: our Student Committee is comprised of students who are eager to help those new to Blusson QMI find their way, and to engage with current students to develop positive connections and lasting relationships.

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Cissy Suen, a graduate student in the International PhD Program in Quantum Materials pictured at SBQMI at UBC.

International Ph.D. Program in Quantum Materials

Learn from leaders in quantum materials research in this collaborative Ph.D. program from the University of British Columbia and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and our partners at the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany.

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QuEST program students pictured at SBQMI at UBC.

Quantum Electronic Science & Technology (QuEST) Program

Quantum Electronic Science & Technology (QuEST) is an integrated study program that gives graduate students access to world-class researchers and facilities and professional development, as well as opportunities to experience research environments at Blusson QMI, at UBC, and around the world. Its goal is to engage students in an international research network and connect these future thinkers and entrepreneurs with academic and industry partners.

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