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Call for Applications: Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship – Deadline: April 1, 2021

Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships are available to Canadian citizens engaged in or about to start doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science at UBC. The award is valued at $8,000 for one year, but may be extended for a second year. Application Deadline: 4:00 pm […]

Call for Applications: 2021 Bursary from the Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sectors – Deadline: May 10, 2021

2021 Bursary announcement from the Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sectors The Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (EGIRS) Division of Engineers and Geoscientists BC are pleased to be able to offer TWO bursaries of $2000 each again this year to two deserving students. The bursary is intended to provide financial […]

Media Mention: Delta Optimist shares SmellVan App – “What’s that Stink in Delta?”

Media Mention: Delta Optimist shares SmellVan App – “What’s that Stink in Delta?”

DELTA OPTIMIST: Delta residents now have a new option if they smell something rotten in their neighbourhood. A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) recently launched a public web application called Smell Vancouver — or SmellVan, for short — that’s designed to track reports of odours throughout the greater Vancouver area. The app was developed […]

3 Minute Thesis Heat – Feb 25, 2021

3 Minute Thesis Heat – Feb 25, 2021

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is hosting our annual Three Minute Thesis heat, a competition where graduate students have three minutes or less to present their thesis project and why it matters! Presentations will be judged by a panel of Mech faculty – as well as you: join us online and cast your ballot for […]

Researchers receive NSERC Alliance grants for sustainable energy collaborations

Researchers receive NSERC Alliance grants for sustainable energy collaborations

Two faculty members at the Department of Mechanical Engineering have received NSERC Alliance grants to support their collaborations with local sustainable-energy companies. A relatively new initiative, the NSERC Alliance grants began in 2019, and aim to bring together academic and industry expertise, seeking to more quickly translate research results into wider use. Dr. Walter Mérida […]

Call for Nominations: Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) – Deadline: March 31, 2021

Call for Nominations: Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) The aim of the CSHRF is to provide a venue for the networking, research exposure and recognition of Canada’s most promising research trainees in the health sciences. Note: Due to COVID-19, the CSHRF will be presented virtually this year from June 14 to 18, 2021.  As such, […]

Call for Applications: Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund – Deadline: February 11, 2021

Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund Scotiabank and Mitacs have partnered to create the Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund (SERRF). This $300,000 partnership over three years will support research to advance economic resilience in communities across Canada. The partnership will solicit research applications that support the three key themes: 1) Accelerate newcomer integration, 2) Increase high […]

Call for Applications: BC Indigenous Student Award – Deadline: April 30, 2021

BC Indigenous Student Award The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous, defined as First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit. All are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple […]

Media Mention: Dr. Steven Rogak comments on the efficacy of wearing two masks

Media Mention: Dr. Steven Rogak comments on the efficacy of wearing two masks

NATIONAL POST: Should we all be wearing two masks? What experts say about the latest COVID-19 debate. Some experts are considering whether people should wear two masks to increase the likelihood of protecting themselves from more transmissible COVID-19 variants. Amid growing concern over vaccine deliveries and new reported cases of contagious COVID-19 variants, health experts […]