Seminars

Mar 11 – MECH 598/698 Seminar, Presenter: Robyn Newell

MECH 598/698 Seminar Friday March 11, 2011, 8-9am Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall Presenter: Robyn Newell Supervisor: Peter Cripton Title: Neck posture and muscle activation: a human volunteer study comparing the effect of upright and inverted postures Abstract Despite their relative rarity, spinal cord injuries have devastating and costly consequences for individuals and society. […]

Mar 4 – MECH 598/698 Seminar, Presenter: Hannah Gustafson

MECH 598/698 Seminar Friday March 4th, 2011, 8-9am Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall Presenter: Hannah Gustafson Supervisor: Peter Cripton Title: Axial Validation of a Human Head and Neck Finite Element Model Abstract  Finite element (FE) models of the head and neck have been used to investigate injury of the cervical spine and surrounding tissues due […]

Mar 9 – Clean energy for the future, Presenters: Professors David Wilkinson and Steven Rogak

Clean energy for the future Wednesday March 9, 6-8pm Vancouver Public Library, Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye rooms Presenters: Professors David Wilkinson and Steven Rogak Title: Clean energy for the future Abstract Join UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre Director David Wilkinson and Professor Steven Rogak for an evening of insightful discussion. They will provide an […]

Mar 9 – When it comes to Biomechanics… is injury prevention the best medicine? Presenter: Professor Peter Cripton

When it comes to Biomechanics… is injury prevention the best medicine? Wednesday March 9, Noon-1pm Kaiser 2020/2030, UBC Point Grey Campus Presenter: Professor Peter Cripton Title: “When it comes to Biomechanics… is injury prevention the best medicine?” Abstract Safety devices such as helmets, seatbelts and airbags are designed to prevent injuries by engineers who have […]

Feb 11 – BME 598/698 Seminar, Presenter: Anwar Madkhali

BME 598/698 Seminar Friday February 11th, 8-9am Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall Presenter: Anwar Madkhali Supervisors: Dr. Dana Grecov & Dr. Ezra Kwok (co-supervisor) Title: “Rheostructural Characterization of Synovial Fluid and Evaluation of Osteoarthritis Treatments” Abstract Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects synovial fluid rheological properties. Treatments such as viscosupplementation, glucosamine sulfate and […]

Feb 4 – BME 598/698 Seminar, Presenter: Seth Gilchrist, Ph.D. Candidate, M.A.Sc

BME 598/698 Seminar Friday February 4th 8-9am Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall Presented by: Seth Gilchrist, Ph.D. Candidate, M.A.Sc Advisers: Dr. Peter Cripton and Dr. Pierre Guy Title: Why Hips Fail: Searching for a Mechanical Explanation for Proximal Femur Fracture Abstract Hip fracture is a debilitating injury associated with high morbidity and mortality. As […]

Jan 14 – BME 598/698 Seminar, Speaker: Carolyn Van Toen

BME 598/698 Seminar Friday January 14th 8-9am Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall Speaker: Carolyn Van Toen Supervisors: Peter Cripton, Tom Oxland Title: Lateral Bending in Head-First Impacts: Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Spine Injuries Abstract Axial compression is a common injury mechanism for the cervical spine resulting from head-first impacts. Neck injury criteria used to […]

Jan 7 – BME 598/698 Seminar, Presenter: Yuntao (Anthony) An

BME 598/698 Seminar Friday January 7th 8-9am Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall Presenter: Yuntao (Anthony) An Supervisor: Dr. Gary S.Schajer Title: Coarse Resolution CT scanning for Sawmill Logs Sorting and Grading Abstract The successful running of a sawmill critically depends on its ability to recover the highest possible value from the log raw material. […]

Dec 3 – BME Seminar, Speakers: Jake McIvor & Mahkameh Lakzadeh

BME Seminar Friday December 3, 8-9am Blusson Pavilion Lecture Theatre 1st Speaker: Jake McIvor Supervisor: Antony Hodgson Title: Advanced Tools for Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery:Towards Braced Surgical Instrumentation – Minimizing Penetration During Cortical Bone Drilling Abstract: The successful outcome of many orthopedic procedures relies on the accurate and timely machining of bone. Improper positioning can negatively […]

Nov 19 – MECH 598/698 Seminar, Presenter: Claire Jones

MECH 598/698 Seminar Friday November 19th, 2010 8-9am, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Presenter: Claire Jones Supervisor: Peter Cripton Title: Cerebrospinal fluid pressure distribution and spinal cord morphological changes after acute spinal cord injury and subsequent surgical decompression in a large animal model: implications for the clinical and surgical management of traumatic SCI. Abstract: My thesis […]