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Call for Applications: MDDC Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering Student Design & Innovation – Deadline: March 17, 2018

The MDDC Medical Device Development Centre of British Columbia (‘the MDDC’) is pleased to announce the renewed endowment of $10,000 to the MDDC Student Awards to encourage and recognize student innovators in technologies relating to medicine and health care, including medical devices, systems, software, apps and assistive technologies. The three awards are: Principal Award ($5,000) Award of Distinction ($2,500) […]

Engineering Database Training Day – September 25, 2018

UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3 Please join us for a day of expert training on some of Elsevier’s most important Engineering and Science related databases. All training sessions will be held in Chemical and Biological Engineering building. Room details are listed as follows. RSVP: Please click the hyperlinks below […]

Call for Nominations: The 2019 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship – Deadline: October 15, 2018

The IBM PhD Fellowship Program supports PhD students undertaking research in the following areas: AI / Cognitive Computing Blockchain Cloud Computing Core Technologies Data Science / Big Data / Analytics Internet of things Quantum Computing Security The fellowship provides a stipend for two academic years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Fellowship awardees are matched with an IBM […]

Dr. Indira Samarasekera: Of Serendipity Steel and (Not Only Mechanical) Engineering – September 20, 2018

Senior Scholars’ Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life OF SERENDIPITY, STEEL AND (NOT ONLY MECHANICAL) ENGINEERING Indira Samarasekera, Metals and Materials Engineering; 12th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta (2005-2015) Coach House, Green College, UBC Thursday, September 20, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow Indira Samarasekera’s journey from the Island of Serendip, […]

Call for Nominations: ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award – Deadline: September 26, 2018

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning […]

Call for Applications: Google PhD Fellowship – Deadline: November 9, 2018

Google PhD Fellowships support graduate students as they pursue their PhD in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The fellowship provides tuition, fees and a stipend for two years, with possible extension for a third year. Recipients are also matched with a Google Research Mentor. Application deadline: 4:00pm Friday, 9 November 2018 Further […]

Call for Applications: IODE War Memorial Scholarships – Deadline: October 1, 2018

The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research makes important contributions to Canada and the world. Up to three scholarships of $20,000 for study in Canada or for study within the Commonwealth will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants are judged on academic attainments and promise as well as personal character […]

APSC Prof Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

APSC Prof Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Thomas Oxland, PEng, a professor in UBC’s Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics and co-director of the UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest honour for artists, scholars and scientists. Recognized by the RSC for his “seminal research work” in the field of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, […]

Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Photo Credit: Clare Kiernan Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone. Conventional ultrasound scanners use piezoelectric crystals to […]

Call for Applications: DAAD Study Scholarships and Research Grants – Deadline: October 12, 2018

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarship provide funds for a period of study and/or research in Germany. UBC is a DAAD […]