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Robotics and Automation Technologies for Humanitarian Applications

Faculty of Applied Science Associate Dean and Mechanical Engineering Professor Elizabeth Croft will be hosting a presentation given by Jonathan Ledgard, co-founder of research and technology transfer consortium Red Line at École […]

Psychology graduate promotes science to Aboriginal students

New psychology graduate Ryan Tomm (BA ’15) has worked to promote science to Aboriginal students. He won an NSERC award to do summer research and shared his knowledge of the […]

Steel Bridge Team at the regionals

The UBC Steel Bridge Team participated in the regional competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Northwest Regional Conference at Idaho State University. Teams were challenged in bridge […]

Engineering physics group qualifies as finalist

Fourth-year engineering physics students Alexander Toews, Darrick Lee and Elizabeth Wicks were selected as one of the six finalist groups in the Medical Device Development Centre Awards for Excellence in Biomedical […]

UBC offers first-ever online photonics course

UBC is offering the world’s first online course to include photonics fabrication, experimentation, and data analysis. Taught by electrical and computer engineering professor Lukas Chrostowski, students and industry professionals taking […]

Engineering student first to receive new memorial scholarship

Alexandra Dozzi, a third-year mechanical engineering student, is the inaugural recipient of the Marie Carter Memorial Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. The $5,000 award is given to […]

Computer science professors and postdoc receive ACM Best Paper Award

Computer science associate professors Giuseppe Carenini, Cristina Conati and postdoctoral research fellow Ben Steichen are the recipients of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) […]

UBC student nabs international baseball title

Third-year electrical and computer engineering student Alex Webb has been named Pitcher of the Year in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics West division, a league of eight schools from B.C., Oregon, Idaho and […]

Help fund surgical equipment for Nepal

Arbutus Medical, a startup out of Engineers in Scrubs Program, is asking for help to send 100 surgical drill covers to earthquake victims in Nepal. The goal is to raise $25,000 […]

Engineering physics team wins Google Games

An engineering physics team SemperFizz is the winner of the 2015 UBC Google Games held on May 2 at UBC. The theme of this year’s games was “Out of this […]

Surgical screw cutters, artisanal mining and diabetes sniffer sensors win video contest

The inaugural Faculty of Applied Science Student Research Video Contest challenged students to tell their research story in a compelling video of 60 seconds or less.  The top three winners were the […]

UBC chapter of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering wins award

The UBC chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) has won the CSCE National President’s Best Student Chapter Award. Led by president Charles Noftall, the chapter has grown […]

Environmental engineering student is UNBC’s top female athlete

Sydney Roy, an undergraduate student in the joint UBC-University of Northern B.C (UNBC) Environmental Engineering program, has been named UNBC’s top female athlete of 2015. Roy, a soccer player, set […]

Unmanned aerial systems team place fifth in Canadian competition

UBC’s Unmanned Aerial Systems team placed fifth in the 2015 Student Unmanned Aircraft Systems competition in Alma, Quebec. The team of twenty students from mechanical, electrical, physics and integrated engineering […]

S-FRAME makes landmark gift to UBC Engineering

S-FRAME Software Inc. has donated 50 network licenses to the Department of Civil Engineering’s computer labs as well as 150 annual student licenses for civil engineering undergraduate and graduate students for […]

PhD candidate wins CIHR Rising Star award

School of Population and Public Health PhD candidate Lianping Ti is the winner of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Rising Star […]

2015-16 Peter Wall Scholars announced

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies has announced the UBC scholars selected as Peter Wall Institute Wall Scholars for 2015-2016. Faculty members spend one year in residence at the Peter […]

Psychiatry professor receives honorary degree from Ben-Gurion University

Adele Diamond, a professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry, received an honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on May 12. Diamond was recognized for her research […]

HELP professor receives 2015 Joseph Zins Distinguished Scholar Award

Human Early Learning Partnership associate professor Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl is the recipient of the 2015 Joseph E. Zins Distinguished Scholar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Action Research in Social and […]

MFA alumnus wins top prize at Hot Docs Festival

A documentary film directed by Master of Fine Arts graduate Charles Wilkinson has won top honours and a cash award of $10,000 at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. […]