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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 […]

Dr. Yusuf Altintas named first Canadian president of CIRP!

Dr. Yusuf Altintas named first Canadian president of CIRP!

MECH Professor Yusuf Altintas, has been named the first Canadian president of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). CIRP takes its abbreviated name from the French acronym of College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) and is an organization that aims to promote scientific research through co-operation, as well as address issues related […]

Team members at the 2016 competition from top left to bottom right: Ichsan Ausri (3rd Year MECH), John Siu (Team Pilot), Walter Teo (3rd Year MECH), Angus Wong (3rd Year MECH), Siddhant Malik (3rd Year MECH), Nicholas Hui (3rd Year MECH), Arthi Muniyappan (Team Captain, 3rd Year MECH), and Tharesh Liyanage (3rd Year IGEN).

Student Blog Post: “UBC AeroDesign Flies Heavy in SAE Aero Design West Regular Class”

By Siddhant Malik, UBC AeroDesign The UBC AeroDesign Team (formerly known as The UBC Heavy Lift Team) was founded twenty-three years ago at UBC to learn the process of aircraft design and develop competitive radio-controlled airplanes for collegiate competitions. The team recently competed at the SAE Aero Design West Competition from April 22nd – 24th […]