News

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

"Motorized Neck Brace System" project by MECH students wins "Award of Distinction"

Building on last year’s award-winning “Dynamic Neck Brace” project in MECH 457 (2007-2008), the ALS Society of British Columbia increased its support for neck brace design projects this past academic year (2008-2009), as well as for other projects at UBC, SFU, UVic and BCIT that promote the well-being of persons with ALS. A total of […]

Parisa Bastani receives the Outstanding Future Alumnus Award

Mechanical Engineering student Parisa Bastani receives the Outstanding Future Alumnus Award. This award recognizes a UBC student who has demonstrated ambassador-like qualities on behalf of UBC and who has excelled in one or a number of the following: leadership, academic success, community service, university service, athletic or artistic achievement, faculty recognition or other areas worthy […]

Professor Thomas Oxland has been made an American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Fellow

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce that Professor Thomas Oxland has been made an American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Fellow. The Fellow Grade recognizes significant engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Professor Oxland’s principal areas of research and development contribution include the biomechanical aspects of the spine, spinal injury, […]

Emily McWalter and Malcolm Shield receive the 2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Award

The UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce that Emily McWalter and Malcolm Shield have been selected as recipients of the 2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Award. These prestigious awards are given annually in recognition of the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in UBC undergraduate programs. The award includes both a certificate […]

Troy Adebar, Engineering Co-op Student of the Year

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering student Troy Adebar, Engineering Co-op Student of the Year! Troy has been an active member of the UBC Mechanical Engineering Department where he completed his first two of five terms. His third term was with Kraft Canada and his final two terms were in biomedical research with Evasc Medical Systems. Troys […]

Dr. Clarence de Silva awarded NSERC Canada Research Chair in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation

UBC Mechanical Engineering Professor Clarence de Silva has been appointed a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation. This seven-year, federally funded research position – valued at $1.4 million – is designed to build Canada’s research capacity. An expert in machine health monitoring, the prediction, detection and diagnosis of malfunctions in engineering systems […]

Robyn Newell receives a grant from the International Society of Biomechanics

Robyn Newell, a PhD candidate with Dr. Peter Cripton, has been awarded a travel grant to travel and collaborate with a group in Switzerland. The grant was awarded by the International Society of Biomechanics and will allow Robyn to do a 30 day collaboration with researchers at the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at […]