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Call for Applications: Google PhD Fellowship – Deadline: Aug 27, 2021

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 up to three […]

Call for Nomination: John Tiedje Fellowships in Clean Energy and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation – Deadline: Aug 9, 2021

Call for Nomination: John Tiedje Fellowships in Clean Energy and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Two graduate fellowships of $20,000 each have been made available through an endowment established by Dorothy Tiedje in memory of John Tiedje (BASc 1944, MASc 1945). The fellowships are awarded to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in a MASc […]

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When will the Administrative and Student Services Offices reopen? Please note that the Department offices soft reopen on August 23, 2021, however electronic correspondence is still preferred to help keep everyone healthy and safe. What do I do if I am sick? Students, faculty and staff should remain home when ill. Use the Thrive Health self-assessment tool […]

UBC Thunderbots take top spot at international robot soccer competition

UBC Thunderbots take top spot at international robot soccer competition

The UBC Thunderbots have placed first in their division at the RoboCup, an annual robot soccer competition for university students around the world. It is the UBC design team’s second RoboCup victory in a row, having topped the same event category — the Lower Tournament of RoboCup’s Small Size League — in 2019. (The 2020 competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 […]

Doctoral Student wins Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Doctoral Student wins Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Mechanical Engineering PhD student Rivkah Gardner-Frolick has won one of Canada’s top scholarships, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship awards selected students across the country $50,000 per year for three years of doctoral studies, and is based off the students’ academic excellence, research potential and leadership. The award was created to “attract and retain […]

Media Mention: Dr. Naomi Zimmerman on the poor air quality of wildfire season and how to stay safe

Media Mention: Dr. Naomi Zimmerman on the poor air quality of wildfire season and how to stay safe

CBC: As more than 200 wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia, experts are advising residents to start preparing for wildfire smoke and poor air quality. Air quality warnings are already in place for most of B.C.’s southern Interior, and fire risk in the province is very high. The warnings come after a record-breaking heat wave […]

Call for Applications: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – Deadline: Oct 18, 2021

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. The number of awards offered presently varies between three and five per year. Value: an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two […]

Media Mention: Dr. Walter Mérida on standards for renewable cities

Media Mention: Dr. Walter Mérida on standards for renewable cities

VANCOUVER SUN: As much of the world switches over to electric transportation, the “What about this?” and “What about that?” questions are popping up from those people who are saying, “Not possible.” On the other side of that discussion is UBC Prof. Walter Mérida, who prefers to ask “What if?”, as in: “What if there […]

Competition Announcement: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Deadline: Sept 2, 2021

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian citizens, permanent residents […]

Top Finish for UBC AeroDesign at the 2021 SAE Aero Design Knowledge Competition

Top Finish for UBC AeroDesign at the 2021 SAE Aero Design Knowledge Competition

Render of Wailord (left), Mantine and Remoraids (right)   Amid a challenging design year affected by pandemic restrictions, globally displaced members, and another virtual academic session, UBC AeroDesign has once again demonstrated its resiliency and technical aptitude at the 2021 SAE Aero Design Knowledge competition held earlier this March. For competition, the team designed two […]