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Florin Gheorghe, MECH alumnus and CEO of Arbutus Medical, accepted into Sauder’s Innovation Hub

Florin Gheorghe, MECH alumnus and CEO of Arbutus Medical, accepted into Sauder’s Innovation Hub

Former Mechanical Engineering student Florin Gheorghe and his team at Arbutus Medical have been accepted into Sauder’s Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub, a prestigious one-year program that helps promising entrepreneurs turn great ideas into successful businesses. Arbutus Medical was started by Gheorghe (now the company’s CEO) and a group of other students from UBC’s Engineers in […]

February 11, 2016 – Eyeballing It in the OR Is No Longer Good Enough (Antony Hodgson)
Undergraduate Student Research (USRA) positions available now!

Undergraduate Student Research (USRA) positions available now!

Interested in research? The NSERC USRA program is an excellent way for undergraduate students to gain exposure to university research. It can also help students decide if they want to pursue research in the future, whether through graduate studies or industrial research positions. We will be posting USRA positions on our website as they come […]

MECH alumna Andrea Palmer joins Innovation Hub, makes headlines

MECH alumna Andrea Palmer joins Innovation Hub, makes headlines

An autism monitor developed by UBC Mechanical Engineering alumna Andrea Palmer has earned her start-up company, Awake Labs, a place in the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub. Awake Labs is one of only six companies to be accepted into the year-long program, which is run by the Sauder School of Business and provides accepted start-ups with […]

January 27, 2016 – Nonlinear Wave Transmission in Periodic Structures (Behrooz Yousefzadeh)
January 27, 2016 – Water Sustainability in Oil and Gas Exploration (Karl Linden)
MECH 223 Competition January 27th!

MECH 223 Competition January 27th!

Come see what our second-year students have been building at the MECH 223 competition on Wednesday, January 27th. This year’s project is concerned with regenerative braking: teams need to collect energy from their vehicle rolling down a ramp, and use that energy to perform various actions. The vehicles are all autonomous, and need to stop […]

2016 Lab Tours

2016 Lab Tours

The Mechanical Engineering Department regularly hosts guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, incoming mechanical engineering students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering. This year, we will be hosting tours on the following dates: February 9, 2016  FULL April 18, 2016  FULL May 20, 2016 Come meet some of our current MECH […]

“My Robocup Experience”: UBC Thunderbots on their trip to Hefei, China

“My Robocup Experience”: UBC Thunderbots on their trip to Hefei, China

In July 2015, the UBC Thunderbots–a Mechanical Engineering student design team–traveled to Hefei, China to compete in the Robocup International Competition. The team is comprised of members from various disciplines and year levels, who work together to design and build autonomous soccer-playing robots. Mechanical Engineering student and Thunderbots team member Tiffany Tsu provides an account […]