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From left: Dean Marc Parlange, Dean's Award for Excellence in Service recipients Maged Senbel, Mary Jansepar, Stuart Mackenzie, Gwynn Elfring, Sheldon Green (not pictured: Benny Nimmervoll)

Sheldon Green and Gwynn Elfring receive the 2017 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

On May 16, 2017, at the annual Applied Science Appreciation Barbeque Department Head Sheldon Green and Assistant Professor Gwynn Elfring received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service. Created to recognize the work that faculty members engage in outside of their regular teaching responsibilities, this award is only presented to three faculty members each year. Green […]

2017 Summer Lab Tours

2017 Summer 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: June 15, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 August 10, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 Come meet some of our current […]

UBC AeroDesign Places 3rd at SAE Aero Design East

UBC AeroDesign Places 3rd at SAE Aero Design East

  Congratulations to the UBC AeroDesign team, who recently received third place at the 2017 SAE Aero Design East competition. Held in Lakeland, Florida, the SAE Aero Design competition tests undergraduate and graduate students with real-life engineering challenges, and requires teams to produce creative design solutions to these challenges. This year, 40 teams competed in […]

Walter Mérida named Wall Scholar

Walter Mérida named Wall Scholar

Walter Mérida, PEng, a UBC mechanical engineering professor, has received a Wall Scholar Research Award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Recognizing UBC faculty members with exceptional research records and a demonstrated interest in interdisiplinary research, the award provides recipients, who may belong to any academic discipline, a one-year residency at the Wall Institute and $20,000 for research-related expenses. […]

Mauricio Ponga’s article selected as one of MSMSE’s “Highlights of 2016”

An article published by MECH Professor Mauricio Ponga was recently selected by the Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE) journal in their exclusive “Highlights of 2016” collection. The Highlights collection includes the top articles published in MSMSE each year, selected on the basis of referee or Editorial Board endorsements, novelty, scientific impact and broadness of appeal. […]

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly – saving energy without sacrificing air quality. “Every day, thousands of smartphones, laptops and tablets connect to the Wi-Fi network at UBC,” said Stefan Storey, […]

Andrea Palmer named one of BCBusiness’ 30 Under 30

Andrea Palmer named one of BCBusiness’ 30 Under 30

Andrea Palmer, founder of Awake Labs, was recently named among BCBusiness’ 2017 30 Under 30.  This award recognizes young entrepreneurs who are excelling professionally, are innovative in their industry, and who are giving back to others and the community. A prominent theme among the 2017 winners is the passion to make the world a better […]

UBC Supermileage demo new prototype on Global News, hope to win upcoming Shell Eco-marathon

UBC student student team Supermileage was recently featured by Global News for the creation of their sustainable car prototypes. The team is currently prepping for the upcoming 2017 Shell Eco-marathon, held in Detroit, USA that draws participants from universities all over the world. In the feature, MECH students and Team Co-captains Jocelyne Boone and Jonathan […]

Engineering student team places second in national design competition

Engineering student team places second in national design competition

A team of four engineering students — Andrew Dworschak (Engineering Physics), Connor McFadyen (Mechanical), Allan Ng (Mechanical Engineering) and Jenny Yang (Engineering Physics) — won second place in the Senior Design category at the Canadian Engineering Competition on March 2-6 in Calgary. The Senior Design competition challenges teams to design and construct a working prototype […]

Dr Peter Ostafichuk selected as a recipient of the Margaret Fulton Award

Dr Peter Ostafichuk selected as a recipient of the Margaret Fulton Award

  Congratulations to Dr Peter Ostafichuk (a.k.a. “Dr. Pete”), recipient of the 2016/2017 Margaret Fulton Award! On March 6, 2017, UBC announced the recipients of the Margaret Fulton Award, an award granted to an outstanding individual who has made a contribution to student development and the university community in honour of Dr Margaret Fulton’s commitment […]