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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 […]

Distinguished alumnus Jay Drew receives the CSCE-CANAM Innovation Award

Distinguished alumnus Jay Drew receives the CSCE-CANAM Innovation Award

On June 6, 2016, at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual Awards Banquet, MECH alumnus James (Jay) Drew received the CSCE-CANAM Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering Innovation on behalf of Lock-Block Ltd for their Arch-Lock and Zipper Truck system. Presented to an individual or group, the award recognizes an outstanding innovation in […]

Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – Dr. Gareth H. McKinley

Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – Dr. Gareth H. McKinley

The department is pleased to welcome Dr. Gareth H. McKinley to our campus for our upcoming Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium. Dr. McKinley is visiting from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is currently the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation. He will be giving a lecture entitled “Fog, Feathers and Fluid Friction […]

2017 Spring Lab Tours

2017 Spring 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 17, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 March 24, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00 Come meet some of our current […]