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Call for Applications: Tri-Agency CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Deadline: May 11, 2018

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2018 Competition The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and […]

Dr. J.N. Reddy, Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – April 26, 2018

Dr. J.N. Reddy, Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Colloquium – April 26, 2018

Please join us for a technical seminar with with Dr. J.N. Reddy. Event Details: Speaker: Dr. J.N. Reddy, Distinguished Professor, Advanced Computational Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University Topic Area: Nonlocal And Non-Classical Mechanics Theories And Computational Approaches Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Time: 3:45 pm Location: Chemcial and Biological Building Room […]

May 1, 2018 – Systems Biology for Target and Drug Discovery, Dr. Hsueh-Fen Juan

Speaker: Dr. Hsueh-Fen Juan, Professor, Department of Life Science, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Editor Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Research) Vice Chairman, Taiwan Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Society Date/Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm Location: CEME 1203 Title: Systems Biology for Target and Drug Discovery   […]

MECH 2 SpaceX Landing Pad Competition: April 18, 2018

MECH 2 SpaceX Landing Pad Competition: April 18, 2018

The spring MECH 2 Competition took place on Wednesday, April 18, with 20 teams of second-year mechanical engineering students competing in a SpaceX design challenge. Teams designed remote-controlled landing pads that could be used to transport a rocket booster back to shore. The competition took place in a 60-foot pool, with teams competing head to […]

Walter Merida Interviewed About the Future of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Walter Merida, MECH professor, Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) and Interim Associate Dean of Research and Industrial Partnerships was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about the future of hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Read the full article here.

Design & Innovation Day 2018: Congratulations to Our Fourth Year Students on Their Capstone Projects

Design & Innovation Day 2018: Congratulations to Our Fourth Year Students on Their Capstone Projects

On April 5, the Faculty of Applied Science hosted its annual Design and Innovation Day where fourth-year students from all departments could showcase their capstone design projects. MECH students displayed their projects in the Engineering Design Centre, and were judged on their projects by industry members, faculty, and their peers. At the end of the […]

MECH 2 Competition: April 18, 2018

MECH 2 Competition: April 18, 2018

Join us for the final MECH 2 Competition of the 2017/2018 school year! In teams of 6-7, second year MECH students are creating remote-controlled ships to perform certain functions of the autonomous landing platforms used by SpaceX. Their vessels will have to move quickly, maneuver around obstacles, keep position (to receive rocket booster), and maintain […]

Call for Nominations: CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award – Deadline: May 25, 2018

UBC graduate programs are invited to submit nominations for the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the fields of (i) Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and (ii) Social Sciences. Please note that this award is very competitive – PhD dissertations from universities across North America are forwarded to this competition. MECH will only forward nominations that […]

New Research Monograph Edited by Srikantha Phani Published

New Research Monograph Edited by Srikantha Phani Published

The MECH Department wishes to congratulate Associate Professor Dr. Srikantha Phani on the publication of a research monograph he co-edited. Dynamics of Lattice Materials covers lattice materials and their dynamic responses, and serves a reference for practitioners and researchers with a background in the mechanics of materials, vibrations, and material physics. From the book’s publisher: […]

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

On March 23, 2018 UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program hosted Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Shipyards. Mr. Carter spent the morning with the NAME program directors, touring facilities, and meeting with members of the Sailbot and SUBC student design teams. Both teams shared updates on their projects, including […]