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Andrea Palmer speaks at UBC Applied Science’s Innovate 2016

Andrea Palmer speaks at UBC Applied Science’s Innovate 2016

On Tuesday, December 2016, UBC Applied Science held the third annual Innovate, a dialogue series that brings applied research to the community and provides a pathway for industry partnerships. This year’s event was co-hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, who highlighted stories of UBC-linked startups with biomedical engineering roots. Among this year’s five presenters was […]

MECH alumna Morgane Oger, BC’s first transgender woman to be nominated by major party

CBC featured Morgane Oger, a UBC alumna who became be the first transgender person to be nominated by a major Canadian political party as a candidate at any level of government. Oger, who studied graduated from Mechanical Engineering at UBC in ’93, is a member of the Vancouver Board of Education’s Pride Committee and is […]

Walter Mérida discusses how high-tech data could speed transit buses, save fuel and time

Walter Merida, Director of the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre, and MECH prof was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun about the future of transit. He said next-generation electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles should be the next step for transit agencies to improve efficiency and sustainability, and utilizing the “Internet of Things” should also be a priority. […]
Big NSERC gains for UBC advanced manufacturing research

Big NSERC gains for UBC advanced manufacturing research

UBC mechanical engineering professor Yusuf Altintas, P.Eng., has been awarded one of four 2016 Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), valued at $5.5 million over five years. The recipients were announced on October 19, 2016 at Carleton University by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, and the Honourable […]
Congratulations to our Department Scholars and Outstanding Undergrads!

Congratulations to our Department Scholars and Outstanding Undergrads!

On October 18th, 2016, the Mechanical Engineering department recognized graduate and undergraduate students who have excelled in their academic programs. For outstanding achievements in graduate studies and research, the following students received a medal and the honorary designation of Department Scholar: Sarah Crosby David Funes Rojas Mehadi Hasan Michael Karpinski-Leydier Kui Pan Hatef Rahmani Mohammadreza […]
Walter Mérida receives award for ‘clean capitalism’

Walter Mérida receives award for ‘clean capitalism’

Walter Mérida, P.Eng., director of the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre and a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been announced as a recipient of a 2017 Clean50 award under the category of Education and Thought Leadership. The Clean50 recognizes remarkable and inspiring leaders and connects those leaders in order to bridge gaps […]
UBC faculty and alumni win first and third place (and several other awards) at BCIC New Ventures Competition

UBC faculty and alumni win first and third place (and several other awards) at BCIC New Ventures Competition

Monday, September 26th was an exciting day for UBC MECH faculty and alumni, receiving several awards at this year’s BC Innovation Council’s (BCIC) New Ventures Competition. The competition is one of North America’s largest technology business idea competitions, which attracts BC entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries including cleantech, ICT, bioenergy, agritech, life sciences […]
Andrea Palmer, founder of Awake Labs, receives Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award

Andrea Palmer, founder of Awake Labs, receives Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award

  Andrea Palmer-Boroski, who graduated from UBC Mechanical Engineering in 2015, has won Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award for the region of British Columbia and the North. The Startup Canada Awards, now in their third year, aim to “celebrate and recognize those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.” Palmer-Boroski has […]
Student group funding application package now available

Student group funding application package now available

Student group funding applications are now open! Student groups requesting funding and other support from the MECH Department should complete the application package and submit it by October 9th at 11:59pm. Please note that groups/teams must submit both an electronic and a hard copy to the MECH Student Services Office (CEME 2205). Late applications will […]
UBC Sailbot Ada relocated near the Azores islands

UBC Sailbot Ada relocated near the Azores islands

The UBC Sailbot Ada — an autonomous sailboat designed and built by UBC students — was launched off the coast of Newfoundland with the goal of crossing the Atlantic, a feat which has been attempted by many researchers, but never accomplished. Ada made it about 800 km before being damaged in a storm on August […]