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Scholarships Info Session: CGS-M Masters – October 28, 2019

Scholarships Info Session: CGS-M Masters Monday 28 October 2019 Open to fourth-year undergrads and first-year Master’s students, this session will provide a detailed overview of the CGS-M award competition, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together […]

Call for Applications: Google PhD Fellowship – Deadline: November 6, 2019

Google PhD Fellowship The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding PhD graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related research areas. The fellowship provides full tuition and fees (enrollment fees, health insurance, books) plus a stipend to be used for living expenses, travel and personal equipment for two years, with possible […]

Competition Announcement: SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit – Deadline: November 1, 2019

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit ​​The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada organization was founded in 1987 to provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative ranks in Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes. At least three awards, each in the amount of $3,500, […]

Call to Faculty for Letters of Intent: 2019 Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) Program – Deadline: October 11, 2019

The Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The 2019 QES competition will support projects in Latin America and the Caribbean that focus on education, social services and health. Each Canadian university may submit one multi-year project proposal seeking funding of up to $300,000. Projects […]

Media Mention: Tyee interviews Dr. Agnes D’Entremont “on Engineering, Gender, Teaching and More”

Media Mention: Tyee interviews Dr. Agnes D’Entremont “on Engineering, Gender, Teaching and More”

Agnes d’Entremont doesn’t have cable and hasn’t seen the recent HBO series Chernobyl. But she knows the territory. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster brought perhaps the most horrifying consequences ever to result from the clash of engineering principles with political agendas. That may be why d’Entremont, a senior instructor of mechanical engineering at the University of British […]

Media Mention: Globe & Mail discusses Emissions from Trucking Industry with Dr. Walter Merida

Media Mention: Globe & Mail discusses Emissions from Trucking Industry with Dr. Walter Merida

“Since 2007, we’ve seen an almost 5-per-cent decrease in carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars, but emissions from transport trucks have actually increased by nearly 14 per cent,” says Walter Merida, director of the Clean Energy Research Centre at the University of British Columbia. “That’s because Canada is a trading nation and a lot of our economy depends […]

Call for Applications: PEO scholarships – Deadline: Nov 20 and Dec 15, 2019

Please note that both of these awards are externally administered, so interested applicants should contact the PEO directly for any questions. PEO Scholar Award https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/peo-scholar-award The PEO Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research. […]

2019 Summer Research Recap

2019 Summer Research Recap

The 2019 Summer Terms featured a number of noteworthy research-related achievements in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. New Canada Research Chairs The department received the addition of two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC): Xiaoliang Jin CRC in Advanced Manufacturing, Tier 2 Naomi Zimmerman CRC in Sustainability, Tier 2 The Canada Research Chairs Program designed Tier […]

Call for Nominations: ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award – Deadline: October 4, 2019

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 […]