Tours

Tours

Department Tours

PR2 - CARISThe Department of Mechanical Engineering offers public tours throughout the year. Our student-led tours typically take 1.5 hours, and include a tour around our facilities. We typically stop at two labs and two student teams, where you will learn a bit about the research done in Mechanical Engineering and some of the great design opportunities that our students have. At the end of the tour there is an optional half-hour advising session where we will have program advisers to answer any questions you may have about the department or UBC Engineering. The next tours will be: October 20, 12:30-2:00 pm November 10, 12:30-2:00 pm March 26, afternoon (specific time TBD)   To RSVP, please email studentassistant@mech.ubc.ca and let us know your name, how many people will be joining you, and (if applicable) what grade you are in. If you are interested in a private tour for a large group (e.g. a high school class), please contact Adrianna Eyking at communications@mech.ubc.ca. We apologize that we are not able to host private tours for individuals.  

Outreach

In addition to tours, the Department of Mechanical Engineering conducts outreach to promote STEM and Mechanical Engineering as a career choice. We are able to host workshops for all age groups. In the past our outreach groups have built and tested wind turbines, boats, cars, and other devices. We have worked with Shad Valley, CEDAR, and other groups. If you would like to discuss hosting an outreach event for your group, please contact Adrianna Eyking at communications@mech.ubc.ca.