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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 […]