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Media Mention: CBC talks to Dr. Rogak on how masks are still effective & recommended indoors, despite relaxation of rules in Canada May 18, 2022
CBC News: Should you wear a mask? Advice for navigating a mask-optional Canada  |  Experts who study airborne particles still recommend wearing masks in crowded indoor settings. With masks now optional in most public spaces and Quebec recently joining the rest of Canada in relaxing its rules, the mental gymnastics required to figure out whether or not […]

MECH undergraduate duo wins 2nd place in Simon Cox Design Competition May 17, 2022
Undergraduate students Phoebe Cheung and Andrew Mah have won the Nancy Lear Achievement Award for their design of a Triple Cueing Module to help people living with Parkinson’s. This $2000 award is given to the second-place winners of the Simon Cox Student Design Competition, in which student teams collaborate with a peer with a disability […]

Graduate Student Profile: Mohammad Zandsalimy on studying for his PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at UBC May 13, 2022
Graduate + Postdoctoral Studies talks to Mechanical Engineering PhD student Mohammad Zandsalimy on why he has chosen UBC to continue his study of computational fluid dynamics under supervisor Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch, and what he hopes to accomplish with his degree. “Since a very young age, I have been passionate about learning topics in science and […]

NAME MEL Student Lucky Garg awarded SNAME Scholarship May 11, 2022
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has awarded Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) student Lucky Garg the Wilbur N. Landers Graduate Scholarship for Advanced Study in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Ocean Engineering. Open to SNAME members, this scholarship awards $4000 USD towards a year of study to candidates pursing Master’s-level education […]

Dr. Ian Frigaard wins Mason Award for Rheology May 9, 2022
The Canadian Society of Rheology has awarded Professor Ian Frigaard the prestigious Stanley G. Mason Award. The Mason Award recognizes contributions to Canadian rheology, and is only awarded once every three years. Dr. Frigaard is the tenth winner of the Mason award, and the second UBC researcher to receive this honour. Dr. Frigaard is cross-appointed […]

Dr. Juan Abelló wins UBC Killam Teaching Prize April 29, 2022
Congratulations to Associate Professor of Teaching Juan Abelló on receiving a 2021-2022 Killam Teaching Prize! Recognizing excellence in teaching, recipients of the Killam Teaching Prize are nominated by students, colleagues and alumni. Dr. Abelló is one of three Applied Science faculty members to receive this prestigious UBC honour. Dr. Abelló is a dedicated teacher both […]

New publication uses deep learning to predict underwater noise April 11, 2022
Recent master’s graduate Rachit Gupta and supervisor Associate Professor Rajeev Jaiman have created a three-dimensional deep learning-based computer model to predict unsteady fluid flow, in order to help scientists better understand fluid-structure interaction and ship radiated underwater noise. Underwater noise interferes with the ability of marine animals to do essential activities like communicating, finding a […]

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    Call for Applications: CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award – Deadline: 8AM – May 30, 2022
    CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award The CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed their […]

    Call for Nominations: John Tiedje Fellowships in Clean Energy & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation – Deadline: May 15, 2022
    The Clean Energy Research Centre is accepting nominations for the John Tiedje Fellowships in Clean Energy & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation. Deadline: May 15, 2022 Award Amount: $20,000 About the Award John Tiedje was a graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UBC who went on to a successful career with Imperial Oil, where he was […]

    Deadline Extended: Spring Graduate Awards Competition – May 10, 8 AM
    A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.  The maximum value of funding that can be offered to a student is $16,000, or $22,000 for the #6495 Andrew Nord Fellowships in Rheumatology.  Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be […]

    Call for Applications: Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture – Deadline: June 30, 2022
    Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture The Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture supports students wishing to pursue a professional career in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering. It was created in 1982 by a bequest from the late Robert F. Allan, noted Vancouver Naval Architect, and supported by his friends and colleagues. The scholarship […]

    Call for Applications: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Deadline: May 20, 2022
    CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2022 Competition The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS […]

    Information Sessions: Schmidt Science Fellowships – April 25 + 26, 2022
    The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries.  The program is looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing who are interested in broadening their […]

    Call to Applications: Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship – Deadline: April 1, 2022
    The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships are available to Canadian citizens engaged in or about to start doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science at UBC.  The award is valued at $8,000 for one year, but may be extended for a second year. Note that eligible applicants must “hold a degree from a […]