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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 […]

Dr. Yusuf Altintas named one of UBC’s Distinguished University Scholars

Dr. Yusuf Altintas named one of UBC’s Distinguished University Scholars

MECH professor Yusuf Altintas was recently named a UBC Distinguished University Scholar (DUS) for 2016. Each year, the Distinguished University Scholar (DUS) program recognizes exceptional faculty members who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research, teaching and learning. This distinction is granted for five years, and is renewable once, and includes a one-time $20,000 research […]

Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant—the first of its kind in Canada—that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections. The device, a silicone sponge with magnetic carbonyl iron particles wrapped in a round polymer layer, measures just six millimetres in diameter. The drug is […]

Congratulations to our Outstanding Undergraduates!

Congratulations to our Outstanding Undergraduates!

On February 1st, 2017, the department of Mechanical Engineering recognized nine undergraduate students who excelled during their time in the MECH 2 program.  The following students achieved an over 85% average in their second year studies: Riley Aldis Kye Arbuckle Jenny Chu Carter Tung Yung Fang Anthony Jun-Shiang Hsu Jose Francisco Martinez Castro Alexander Bruce […]

MECH alumnus Matt Harper named one of BIV’s Forty Under 40

Matt Harper, MECH alumnus and co-founder of Avalon Battery, was recently named one of Business In Vancouver’s (BIV) 2016 Forty Under 40. This award was created to recognize the achievements of BC’s young entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals who have demonstrated excellence in business, judgement, leadership, and community contribution. After graduating from MECH in 2000, Harper […]

MECH 2 students recreate historic Cassini mission

MECH 2 students recreate historic Cassini mission

Wednesday, January 25th, MECH 2 students took part in the annual MECH 223 design competition. This year, students were asked to recreate NASA’s historic 2005 Cassini mission — a mission that successfully landed a probe on Saturn’s largest moon Titan. As part of this simulation, students had to design a 3D printed Launcher and an autonomous […]

MECH 223 Competition January 25th!

MECH 223 Competition January 25th!

Come see what our second-year students have been building at the MECH 223 design competition on Wednesday, January 25th. This year, student teams were asked to design a Launcher and an autonomous Orbiter spacecraft capable of deploying a set of standard Landers. The primary learning focus of this year’s project is for students to become […]