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Media Mention: ‘This is the sort of data we need’ Dr. Amanda Giang on a study measuring contaminants in BC homes near fracking wells October 14, 2021
THE NARWHAL: Study suggests higher contaminants in B.C. homes near fracking wells but more research is needed. | People living near fracking sites in B.C. are lacking information about contamination they need to make ‘informed decisions,’ lead author Élyse Caron-Beaudoin says. A scientist who published a new study about air and water pollution levels affecting […]

Jagdeep Singh Bakshi Scholarship awarded to MEng student Alice Brais October 7, 2021
The Jagdeep Singh Bakshi Scholarship in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has been awarded to Master of Engineering student Alice Brais. This scholarship provides $1000 to a student in the UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering MEng program who demonstrates both academic excellence and leadership. Joining the UBC NAME program after an undergraduate degree in […]

Alumni Profile – Zack Eberwein: Bracing for the future; alumni reinvent sports therapeutics October 6, 2021
One summer evening in 2016, two friends were relaxing in the basement, playing a game of ping-pong. Sore, exhausted, Zack Eberwein had just competed in a charity climb called the Multi Grouse Grind Challenge, a repetitive scramble up Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain which had reduced him, after several ascents, to a literal “crawl.” Having had two […]

Alumni Profile – Andrea Palmer: Designing for inclusion; Awake Labs CEO talks mental health, remote work, and team culture October 5, 2021
Sometimes your first idea is your best one. Andrea Palmer came up with the idea for Awake Labs with co-founder Paul Fijal as a student at UBC. Six years later, she and her team have made it through a pandemic and are scaling up their work to improve care and quality of life for people […]

Dr. Agnes d’Entremont receives BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education October 1, 2021
  Dr. Agnes d’Entremont has been awarded BCcampus‘ September award for Excellence in Open Education, due to her many contributions to developing open educational resources (OER), and dedication to financially accessible learning.  One of her notable contributions has been coordinating the creation of over 1500 mechanics questions for open homework platform WeBWork, providing students with […]

Master of Engineering Clean Energy Engineering Student Experience – Shannon Goulden September 17, 2021
As a Sustainability Research Scholar, Shannon Goulden gained meaningful work experience in a new industry and grew her professional network – all while helping Metro Vancouver advance its sustainability initiatives. “When I learned about the Sustainability Scholars Program a few months before starting the MEL in Clean Energy Engineering, I knew right away that I wanted to apply. The […]

Researcher receives MSFHR Trainee Award to investigate the mechanics of cancer spread September 13, 2021
Mechanical Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Daniele Agostinelli has received a 2021 Research Trainee award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). The MSFHR Research Trainee Program provides support to post-doctoral researchers or health professionals, helping them to develop their research careers in their field of medicine and health. Providing recipients with $45,000 per […]

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Student Experiences in Mechanical Engineering Session – October 26, 2021
First year engineering students get a chance to learn about Mechanical Engineering from our faculty in APSC 100, but are you interested in learning what the program is like from people who are studying it? Hear from upper year students about their experiences in the UBC Vancouver program and get a chance to ask them […]
MECH Virtual First-Year Networking Event – March 17, 2021
Are you a first-year Engineering student interested in learning about Mechanical Engineering? Join us for a special online networking event where you’ll get to meet our students, alumni, and faculty members! Join us for this unique online networking event where small groups of students will be matched with one current student, one alum and one […]
3 Minute Thesis Heat – Feb 25, 2021
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is hosting our annual Three Minute Thesis heat, a competition where graduate students have three minutes or less to present their thesis project and why it matters! Presentations will be judged by a panel of Mech faculty – as well as you: join us online and cast your ballot for […]
Alumni Event: Engineering Responses to COVID-19 – January 14, 2021
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites our alumni to a special event on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Join us at 5 PM for an online panel featuring a Mechanical Engineering alum, faculty member, graduate student, and undergraduate who have been tackling the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. Their solutions vary from software applications, to device design, […]
3 Minute Thesis Heat – February 27, 2020
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is hosting our first Three Minute Thesis heat, a competition where graduate students have three minutes or less to present their thesis project and why it matters! Presentations will be judged by a panel of Mech faculty – as well as you: come cast your ballot for the people’s choice […]
Mech 2 Design Competition: ROVER Mission – Jan 31, 2020
A team of engineers has sent a rover to explore a distant extra-terrestrial landscape. The rover has landed safely on the planet’s surface, but, shortly after, a key controller fails and the throttle is now jammed at max. How can the rover still complete its mission on this unknown alien terrain? This is the scenario […]
First Year Networking Event – February 6, 2020
Are you a first-year Engineering student interested in learning about Mechanical Engineering? Join us for a special networking event where you’ll get to meet our students, alumni, and faculty members! Small groups of students will be matched with one current student, one alumnus and one professor so that everyone gets a chance to talk directly […]

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MEL CEEN Seminar: The World of Hydrogen Technology – September 16, 2021 – Ben Nyland, Loop Energy
MEL CEEN Seminar: The World of Hydrogen Technology Speaker: Ben Nyland, President and CEO of Loop Energy When: Thursday, September 16, 2021  |  9:00 AM (PST) Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wrdOChrz8tHNLrhJw_Q5lWrb1iTiWfa9pQ This seminar is part of the MEL & MHLP Clean Energy Engineering (CEEN) Seminar Series The world is moving quickly toward an electrified, zero-emissions, and carbon-neutral future. […]

Universal Well-Being Within Planetary Boundaries – Jan 26, 2021 – Dr. Julia Steinberger
WEBINAR: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge: Universal Well-Being Within Planetary Boundaries Speaker: Dr. Julia Steinberger, University of Leeds When: Tuesday, 26 January 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM Registration: Free, please register here Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, […]

Robotics – Evolution, Myths, Realities, and Current Trends – Jan 15, 2021 – Dr. Clarence de Silva
WEBINAR: Robotics – Evolution, Myths, Realities, and Current Trends Speaker: Dr. Clarence de Silva, University of British Columbia This is a talk organized by the Sri Lanka Section of Cambridge Circle. When: Friday, 15 January 2021 | 8:00 PM PST Where: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/62401417064?pwd=R0RIc1l2NGE0U2RKdG14UWtlT3JoQT09  |  Meeting ID: 624 0141 7064  |  Passcode: 158911  | Participants can join […]

Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water – Jan 12, 2021 – Bruce H. Lipshutz
WEBINAR: Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Water Speaker: Dr. Bruce Lipshutz, UC Santa Barbara When: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM Registration: Free, please register here Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, resilient, and equitable restart […]

Infrastructure Resilience Under Climate Uncertainty – Nov 17, 2020 – Dr. Costa Samaras
WEBINAR: Infrastructure Resilience Under Climate Uncertainty Speaker: Dr. Costa Samaras, Carnegie Mellon When: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM Registration: Free, please register here Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, resilient, and equitable restart following […]

Struggle & Resistance in the Fight Against Environmental Racism in Canada – Nov 3, 2020 – Dr. Ingrid Waldron
WEBINAR: Legacies of Struggle & Resistance in the Fight Against Environmental Racism in Canada Speaker: Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Dalhousie When: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM Registration: Free, please register here Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more […]

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Call for Applications: DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants – Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarship provide funds for a period of […]

Call for Applications: Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant – Deadline: Oct 3, 2021
Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant was established to provide financial support and promote graduate student research in the field of clean energy at Canadian Universities. Clean energy encompasses energy sources and processes that are an alternative to fossil fuels, with minimizing, neutral or ameliorating consequences on the […]

Call for Applications: Tri-Agency CGS (CGSD) / Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral Competitions – Deadline: September 14, 2021
Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) Applicants applying through UBC will either be: currently registered in, or are on an approved leave of absence from, a degree program at UBC not currently registered in but was registered at any other time during the year of application (2021) in a degree program at UBC If a student […]

NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session – August 31, 2021
NSERC Information Session We are pleased to announce that NSERC will be offering a Scholarships and Fellowships information session virtually on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The schedule (in PDT) is as follows: 10:00 to 11:30 – Streaming of NSERC informational videos (PGS D, CGS D and PDF program information, PGS D, CGS D and PDF […]

Call for Applications: IODE War Memorial Scholarships – Deadline: Oct 1 & Nov 1, 2021
IODE War Memorial Scholarships The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research makes important contributions to Canada and the world. Up to three scholarships of $15,000 for study in Canada or for study within the Commonwealth will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applicants are judged on academic attainments and promise as […]

Call for Applications: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Fall 2021 Competition – Deadline: Sept 10, 2021
CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Fall 2021 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 […]

Call for Applications: ASHRAE Society Undergraduate Scholarships – Deadline: December 1, 2021
ASHRAE Society Undergraduate Scholarships Through its scholarships, ASHRAE seeks to motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue an engineering or technology career in the HVAC&R field, part of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industry. The Society’s Scholarship Program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women […]