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Read the latest announcements, media mentions and news for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
 

Dr. Peter Cripton elected to International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury

Dr. Peter Cripton elected to International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury

Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Peter Cripton has been elected to the IRCOBI Council, the governing body of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury. Comprised of researchers from all over the world, the IRCOBI fosters research on impact biomechanics and injury mechanisms, hosting two major conferences a year, and improving the global body of […]

New Frontiers in Research: Subconcussive Impacts

New Frontiers in Research: Subconcussive Impacts

Here we explore current research by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Lyndia Wu, “Investigating Brain Trauma Accumulation from Subconcussive Head Impacts and Differences between Male and Female Ice Hockey Players”  Two projects by UBC Mechanical Engineering faculty members were among the first to receive funding through the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFLF), […]

Congratulations November 2019 Grads!

Congratulations November 2019 Grads!

Congratulations to all of our recent Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduates who crossed the stage on November 28th, 2019! In addition to everyone who received their degrees on Thursday, the department extends additional congratulations to all of our award winners who have shown exceptional academic and design achievements in the course […]

Inside CREATE-U: Mechanical Engineering’s new Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Inside CREATE-U: Mechanical Engineering’s new Undergraduate Research Opportunity

This summer, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is spearheading an exciting new program designed to enable undergraduates to explore what research is all about. Combining Research Experience and Technical Electives for Undergraduates (CREATE-U) is a comprehensive package featuring six credits of coursework and a paid research project in a Mechanical Engineering lab (which can even […]

Media Mention: Global News interviews Dr. Zimmerman on hazardous Delhi air quality

Media Mention: Global News interviews Dr. Zimmerman on hazardous Delhi air quality

Global News interviewed Mechanical Engineering faculty member Dr. Naomi Zimmerman about early November’s hazardous air quality in Delhi, and air pollutant PM 2.5. 

Hull Testing Returns to UBC after 12 Years

Hull Testing Returns to UBC after 12 Years

On Tuesday, October 8th, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) graduate students embarked on the waters of the Fraser River delta to test model ship hulls, marking the first time hull testing has been done by students at UBC in the last twelve years. This has been facilitated by the recent addition of UBC Marine […]

Media Mention: Virtual Reality Video Games Make Rehab Fun For Younger Patients

Media Mention: Virtual Reality Video Games Make Rehab Fun For Younger Patients

Magnifying mistakes leads to more meaningful motor learning. Experts commonly advise that the best exercise is exercise you enjoy doing—that way you’ll keep doing it. The same holds true for rehabilitation exercise, especially when it comes to younger patients. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute scientists recently tested gaming devices equipped with immersive virtual reality (VR) […]

Media Mention: Tyee interviews Dr. Agnes D’Entremont “on Engineering, Gender, Teaching and More”

Media Mention: Tyee interviews Dr. Agnes D’Entremont “on Engineering, Gender, Teaching and More”

Agnes d’Entremont doesn’t have cable and hasn’t seen the recent HBO series Chernobyl. But she knows the territory. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster brought perhaps the most horrifying consequences ever to result from the clash of engineering principles with political agendas. That may be why d’Entremont, a senior instructor of mechanical engineering at the University of British […]