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High-tech mouthguard tracks head impacts during varsity hockey playoffs

High-tech mouthguard tracks head impacts during varsity hockey playoffs

UBC concussion study could pave the way for safer hockey A high-tech mouthguard worn by UBC Thunderbird hockey players will record every big hit of the upcoming playoffs to capture data for UBC researchers who study concussions. The study is led by Dr. Lyndia Wu, an expert in brain injury biomechanics at UBC’s Faculty of […]

Call for Applications: Bursary from the EGIRS Division of EGBC – Deadline: May 10, 2022

The Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (EGIRS) Division of Engineers and Geoscientists BC is pleased to offer two $2,000 bursaries in 2022 aimed at advancing the practice and education of engineering and geoscience in British Columbia. The bursary is intended to provide financial assistance to students in an accredited BC post-secondary or post-graduate […]

New Publication: Lubricated Rolling Over a Pool

New Publication: Lubricated Rolling Over a Pool

What happens when the wheels of trains interact with viscous liquids deposited on the track? The answer to this question can help us understand how such industrial liquids can prevent track wear and noise. Doctoral student, Hatef Rahmani, under the guidance of Dr. Sheldon Green, Dr. Boris Stoeber, and  Dr. Neil J. Balmforth (UBC Math), recently published their findings of […]

Call for Applications: Schmidt Science Fellowships – Deadline: March 24, 2022 (8 AM)

Schmidt Science Fellowships The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries. The program is looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing who are interested in […]

MEL Spotlight: Decarbonizing the Marine Sector

MEL Spotlight: Decarbonizing the Marine Sector

When you compare the transport efficiency of moving an equivalent weight of goods by truck, train, airplane or ship, the shipping industry is the most efficient. And yet the global marine shipping industry is responsible for producing two to three per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions.

MEL Spotlight: Leading the Transition to Clean Energy

MEL Spotlight: Leading the Transition to Clean Energy

When we talk about addressing the climate challenge facing our planet, it’s useful to start with an understanding of international agreements and then narrow our focus to the actions required locally to limit global warming. The COP26 conference in November 2021 aimed to finalize the outstanding elements of the Paris Agreement – a legally binding treaty on […]

Seminar: Prediction, Estimation, and Control of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Dr. Jing Sun – Mar 3, 2022

Seminar: Prediction, Estimation, and Control of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Dr. Jing Sun – Mar 3, 2022

12:30 – 1:30 PM on Zoom. Dr. Jing Sun is the Michael G. Parsons Collegiate Professor in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The Distinguished Colloquium series invites leading international researchers to share their expertise with our academic community.  

Competition Announcement: CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards – Deadline: February 22, 2022 (8 AM)

CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards The CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field. They were established in 1994 and are presented annually by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), with sponsorship support provided by ProQuest. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences […]

Competition Announcement: Governor General’s Gold Medal – Deadline: Feb 23, 2022 (8 AM)

Governor General’s Gold Medal One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a Master’s student completing a thesis. Students must have submitted the final copy of their thesis to […]