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Alumni Event: Engineering Responses to COVID-19  –  January 14, 2021

Alumni Event: Engineering Responses to COVID-19 – January 14, 2021

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites our alumni to a special event on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Join us at 5 PM for an online panel featuring a Mechanical Engineering alum, faculty member, graduate student, and undergraduate who have been tackling the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. Their solutions vary from software applications, to device design, […]

Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water – Jan 12, 2021 – Bruce H. Lipshutz

Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water – Jan 12, 2021 – Bruce H. Lipshutz

WEBINAR: Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water Speaker: Dr. Bruce Lipshutz, UC Santa Barbara When: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM Registration: Free, please register here Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, resilient, and equitable restart […]

Call for Applications: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship Application – Deadline: January 31, 2021

Call for Applications: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship Application The Department of Mechanical Engineering wishes to promote undergraduate teaching excellence by annually awarding the Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship to Senior PhD students who have demonstrated dedication to, and talent for, teaching. The Fellowship will provide a stipend of $10,000 and mentorship support to teach an undergraduate […]

Call For Applications: CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – 3rd intake for 2020-2021 – Deadline: January 22, 2021

Call for Applications: CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – 3rd intake for 2020-2021 The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (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 […]

MECH students design affordable, see-through full-face COVID respirator

MECH students design affordable, see-through full-face COVID respirator

UBC Engineering students have designed a full-face respirator that they claim is transparent, breathable and comfortable to use. The respirator protects against COVID-19 and other harmful particles, like wildfire smoke, and it is lightweight enough to wear all day, says the team. “At just 270 grams and $65, it’s slimmer and cheaper than other full-face respirators […]

Call For Applications: Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship – Deadline: January 20, 2021

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and Doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. Each fellowship provides a stipend of […]

UBC AeroDesign Places 1st at SAE Aero Design West

UBC AeroDesign Places 1st at SAE Aero Design West

(UBC AeroDesign poses with their Advanced Class aircraft prototype before the shut down of in-person gatherings in March, 2020)   Despite a summer without many of the usual aspects of the design competition experience – such as access to the machine shop or the ability to travel – UBC AeroDesign has still brought home first […]

Call for Applications: BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding – Deadline: January 15, 2020

BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding To develop research skills and assist with student burdens related to financial, family, community and cultural responsibilities, the BC NEIHR supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by annual competitions for Master’s and Doctoral scholarships and biennial (every two years) for Post-Doctoral fellowships. […]

UBC News: Is there something in the air? These UBC researchers want to know

UBC News: Is there something in the air? These UBC researchers want to know

We all know air quality can sometimes be imperfect. The smells and aromas produced by traffic, businesses and industry, and thousands—if not millions—of people living in close proximity can combine to produce an olfactory experience that’s less than pleasant. Enter Naomi Zimmerman and Amanda Giang, a pair of UBC researchers who are studying the different scents that permeate […]