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Applied Science announces new engineering department heads

Vancouver, Canada—June 30, 2008—As of July 1 several UBC Faculty of Applied Science engineering departments will undergo a change in leadership. The Departments of Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering and the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering will each have a new department head.

UBC researchers invent helmet that significantly reduces forces to neck during head-first impact

University of British Columbia researchers have invented a sports helmet that reduces direct impact to the neck by up to 56 per cent, according to preliminary tests.

Mech 2 recognized for improving student learning

UBC Mech 2 received the 2008 Alan Blizzard Award for its “collaboratively designed and delivered program,” presented today at the 28th Annual Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference. Established to encourage, identify, and publicly recognize exemplary collaborations in university teaching that enhances student learning, the award seeks to make visible and disseminate […]