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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 […]

Media Mention: Globe & Mail discusses Emissions from Trucking Industry with Dr. Walter Merida

Media Mention: Globe & Mail discusses Emissions from Trucking Industry with Dr. Walter Merida

“Since 2007, we’ve seen an almost 5-per-cent decrease in carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars, but emissions from transport trucks have actually increased by nearly 14 per cent,” says Walter Merida, director of the Clean Energy Research Centre at the University of British Columbia. “That’s because Canada is a trading nation and a lot of our economy depends […]

2019 Summer Research Recap

2019 Summer Research Recap

The 2019 Summer Terms featured a number of noteworthy research-related achievements in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. New Canada Research Chairs The department received the addition of two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC): Xiaoliang Jin CRC in Advanced Manufacturing, Tier 2 Naomi Zimmerman CRC in Sustainability, Tier 2 The Canada Research Chairs Program designed Tier […]

Department Statement on Climate Change

Department Statement on Climate Change

Climate change is a defining issue of our time. Scientists in Canada and internationally have reached consensus that human-caused global warming will have disastrous impacts on our ecosystems, including human and animal life, if not addressed quickly. In response to the scientific consensus, the Government of Canada has declared a climate emergency. The department joins […]

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martha Salcudean

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martha Salcudean

Dr. Martha Salcudean was a professor emerita who served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC from 1985 to 1993. She passed away on 17 July 2019. Professor Salcudean was born in Romania. At the age of 10, Martha and her parents were interned in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where they survived […]