Public Policy

Dr. Amanda Giang appears on Microplastics Podcast

Dr. Amanda Giang appears on Microplastics Podcast

Mechanical Engineering and IRES faculty member Dr. Amanda Giang is a guest on the Microplastics Podcast by UBC’s Cluster for Microplastics, Health and the Environment. In episode 3, she and Dr. Rashid Sumaila of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries discuss how interdisciplinary research is a necessity for informed policy making and how current […]

Doctoral Student wins Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Doctoral Student wins Prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Mechanical Engineering PhD student Rivkah Gardner-Frolick has won one of Canada’s top scholarships, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship awards selected students across the country $50,000 per year for three years of doctoral studies, and is based off the students’ academic excellence, research potential and leadership. The award was created to “attract and retain […]

Media Mention: Dr. Walter Mérida on standards for renewable cities

Media Mention: Dr. Walter Mérida on standards for renewable cities

VANCOUVER SUN: As much of the world switches over to electric transportation, the “What about this?” and “What about that?” questions are popping up from those people who are saying, “Not possible.” On the other side of that discussion is UBC Prof. Walter Mérida, who prefers to ask “What if?”, as in: “What if there […]

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Interdisciplinary AURORA Transportation Testbed Announced

Yesterday, Dr. Walter Merida, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Associate Dean, and director of the Clean Energy Research Centre, announced the launch of AURORA, UBC’s new connected vehicle testbed. He was joined in the Kaiser Atrium for the announcement by MLA Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink, and AURORA lead researcher Dr. David G. Michelson, professor of […]