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7th Simon Cox Student Design Competition!

Technology for Living British Columbia is honoured to congratulate the winners of the 7th Annual Simon Cox Design Challenge.

Fifteen teams composed of 58 post-secondary students across British Columbia competed for four awards. All awards recognize designs that will enhance or improve the lives of persons living with disabilities.

An event to showcase 5 shortlisted projects was held virtually on May 7th, 2022.

The winners are:

  • Simon Cox Award Prize $3,000: Automatic Drainage Catheter (UBC Okanagan)
  • Nancy Lear Achievement Award Second Prize $2,000: Parkinson’s Laser and Sound Cueing Module (UBC)
  • Walt Lawrence Innovation Award $1,000: Rainscape (UBC)

Peer’s Choice Award $1,500:

  • The Pea-Wee is a switch-activated catheter release valve (BCIT)

The 7th SCSD competition was generously supported by RBC Foundation, the Kinsmen Foundation of BC, KPMG, Lohn Foundation & AXIS Insurance Group.

On Behalf of myself, and the staff at Technology for Living (TFL), I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your generous support partnering with us and supporting our work with the 7th Simon Cox Student Design Competition.

Your generous support provided students with practical work experience, and BC adults and youth of diverse abilities with new assistive equipment solutions they require to have more independence in their lives. We deeply appreciate your financial contribution and look forward to working with you in the future.

Thanks to all who participated,
Ruth Marzetti – Executive Director

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We provide assistive devices and supports for clients with physical disabilities – so you can achieve your goals and have the opportunity to participate fully in life.

You make the final decisions about what you need, and we do our best to meet those needs for you.

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The Technology for Living 2021 Simon Cox Student Design Competition

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