Faculty of Applied Science
October 1, 2015
The recall of 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles highlights the challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuel-powered cars.
August 31, 2015
UBC adjunct professor in engineering Troy Vassos calls for concerted action in installing water recycling systems in anticipation of future droughts.
June 19, 2015
UBC Engineering’s Geering Up science camps offer fun and interactive science, math, engineering and technology programming for kids in Grades 1 to 12.
December 4, 2014
UBC joins the rest of Canada in paying tribute to the 14 women killed at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, with a new commemorative plaque.
November 4, 2014
Two UBC experts suggest what is needed to start solving Vancouver’s housing crisis in advance of the Nov. 15 municipal elections.
August 6, 2014
Fifteen teams of students enrolled in UBC’s Engineering Physics course are set to compete in “Indiana Robot and the Temple of the Zipline,” the 14th Annual UBC Engineering Physics Robot Competition.
July 14, 2014
As vacationers embark on summer road trips, a UBC prof talks about new ways for making the highways and byways collision free.
July 8, 2014
Engineering students develop simple alternative to expensive surgical tool for developing world.
July 3, 2014
The MiniMinds summer camp helps the youngest of students discover the wonders of science.
May 20, 2014
In advance of the B.C. government’s International LNG in BC Conference, UBC is hosting a workshop to bring researchers and industry leaders together
May 8, 2014
Student creates self-folding paper that takes on creative shapes before your eyes, and may completely change the packaging industry.
May 7, 2014
Engineering grad Jennifer Peverelle is headed to a career in the U.S., thanks to her own creativity and initiative.
April 30, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
Professors are crafting new approaches to courses across UBC campuses and students are taking notice.
Media Release | April 11, 2014
Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.
April 1, 2014
The UBC Supermileage Team has developed two vehicles, the Odysseus and the Mark IX, to send to the annual Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition for ultra energy-efficient vehicles on April 24 in Houston, Texas.
Media Release | March 28, 2014
Research ranging from Latin poetry to neuroethics at UBC has received an $8.5 million boost in federal funding for eight professors appointed or renewed as Canada Research Chairs.
March 26, 2014 - by Heather Amos
New lightweight magnesium car parts are helping to cut down emissions.
March 17, 2014
UBC venture has a new approach to 3D bioprinting to create human cells for drug trials.
March 7, 2014
Few women and a looming skills shortage could create a crisis for the industry, says UBC’s Sheryl Staub-French.
Media Release | February 20, 2014
Researchers use fishing line and sewing thread to create cheap artificial muscles for use in medical devices, robots and fabrics.