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Faculty Receive NSERC/Seaspan Industrial Research Chairs for Intelligent and Green Marine Vessels

Faculty Receive NSERC/Seaspan Industrial Research Chairs for Intelligent and Green Marine Vessels

Vancouver is a marine hub, a port for trade and shipbuilding that draws traffic from all over the world into BC’s coastal waters. These waters are also home to North America’s dwindling population of endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, one of many marine species threatened by the underwater noise pollution ships generate. This begs the […]

Making a difference: UBC students design low-cost ventilator for COVID-19

Making a difference: UBC students design low-cost ventilator for COVID-19

UBC MEDIA RELATIONS: BC engineering students have developed a simple, low-cost COVID-19 ventilator that may very well save lives. Their design—built around a modified BiPAP machine—is among the final 10 in the Code Life Ventilator Challenge, an international competition that has attracted more than 1,000 teams from 94 participating countries. The competition, hosted by the […]

MECH Student Wins Geyer Family Award in Biomedical Engineering

MECH Student Wins Geyer Family Award in Biomedical Engineering

Julia Hudea, a fourth-year student in the UBC mechanical engineering program’s biomedical concentration, has been awarded the Geyer Family Award in Biomedical Engineering. The award recognizes biomedical engineering undergraduate students “with an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical engineering industry and demonstrated leadership and communication skills.” Hudea is part of Fraxure, a student […]