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Media Mention: CBC highlights Smell Vancouver research

Media Mention: CBC highlights Smell Vancouver research

CBC News: Smell something funky? UBC researchers want to borrow your nose  – “Rotting waste, garbage cheese, pungent vinegar, death, fresh vomit.” That’s how one person described an odour they detected in Vancouver, in a report submitted to the Smell Vancouver project. While the odour sounds particularly unpleasant, Sahil Bhandari, one of the University of British Columbia researchers behind the project, […]

Media Mention: Dr. Steven Rogak discusses the efficacy of using air purifiers as another layer of protection against COVID-19 in indoor spaces. 

Media Mention: Dr. Steven Rogak discusses the efficacy of using air purifiers as another layer of protection against COVID-19 in indoor spaces. 

Chatelaine: Along with masking, gathering outdoors when possible, staying home when you’re sick and reducing contacts, air purifiers can add another layer of protection indoors.  

Dr. Boris Stoeber wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Dr. Boris Stoeber wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Professor Boris Stoeber has been awarded a 2021 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service, recognizing his contributions to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty Applied Science. Jointly appointed by Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Stoeber has served as the Associate Head of Teaching for several years in Mechanical Engineering, most recently […]

Call for Applications: BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding – Deadline: Feb 1, 2022

British Columbia Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (BC NEIHR) 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) […]

Call for Applications: Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships – Deadline: Jan 21, 2022

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 $18,200 per year […]

L3 MAPPS Scholarship awarded to NAME students

L3 MAPPS Scholarship awarded to NAME students

The 2021 L3 MAPPS Scholarships have been awarded to seven Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) students in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. L3 MAPPS, a global supplier of marine control systems and naval simulation products, created the endowment to support students in the NAME program with an interest in ship systems […]

Taking learning beyond the classroom: NAME Students visit unique facilities at Seaspan Shipyards

Taking learning beyond the classroom: NAME Students visit unique facilities at Seaspan Shipyards

UBC Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering students recently visited Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. Seaspan is an association of Canadian companies that are primarily involved in marine transportation, ship docking, ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. Employing over 2500 people within Canada, Seaspan plays a critical in our local marine transportation and […]

Call for Applications: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health – Deadline: Mar 11, 2022

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services […]

Call for Applications: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship – Deadline: Jan 7, 2022

Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship The Department of Mechanical Engineering wishes to promote 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 an opportunity to teach one module from APSC 366 the following […]

2021 Academic and Leadership Awards

2021 Academic and Leadership Awards

The Department of Mechanical Engineering recently recognized current students who have shown outstanding academic achievement and leadership, by presenting them with awards at a special event on Wednesday, November 24th. Awards were presented by Associate Head of Teaching, Dr. Tony Hodgson. Undergraduate Academic Achievement Awards A certificate of recognition was presented to exceptional undergraduate students […]