Faculty of Applied Science
Fuel cells are the future: UBC expert
The recall of 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles highlights the challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuel-powered cars.
Oct 1, 2015
UBC expert calls for better water recycling in B.C.
UBC adjunct professor in engineering Troy Vassos calls for concerted action in installing water recycling systems in anticipation of future droughts.
Aug 31, 2015
Get your science on: UBC camps make learning fun
UBC Engineering’s Geering Up science camps offer fun and interactive science, math, engineering and technology programming for kids in Grades 1 to 12.
Jun 19, 2015
New plaque at UBC commemorates École Polytechnique tragedy
UBC joins the rest of Canada in paying tribute to the 14 women killed at Montreal’s École Polytechnique, with a new commemorative plaque.
Dec 4, 2014
Bringing justice to housing costs
Two UBC experts suggest what is needed to start solving Vancouver’s housing crisis in advance of the Nov. 15 municipal elections.
Nov 4, 2014
Battle of the Indiana Jones robots
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.
Aug 6, 2014
Hitting the road, safely
As vacationers embark on summer road trips, a UBC prof talks about new ways for making the highways and byways collision free.
Jul 14, 2014
Power drills go from the toolbox to the operating room
Engineering students develop simple alternative to expensive surgical tool for developing world.
Jul 8, 2014
New science camp sparks eureka moments
The MiniMinds summer camp helps the youngest of students discover the wonders of science.
Jul 3, 2014
UBC hosts LNG workshop to identify industry needs
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 20, 2014
Student creates self-folding paper that takes on creative shapes before your eyes, and may completely change the packaging industry.
May 8, 2014
Welding sparks interest of UBC engineer
Engineering grad Jennifer Peverelle is headed to a career in the U.S., thanks to her own creativity and initiative.
May 7, 2014
Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’
Professors are crafting new approaches to courses across UBC campuses and students are taking notice.
Apr 30, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
Eye of the beholder – improving the human-robot connection
Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.
Apr 11, 2014
Engineering students demo ultra fuel-efficient cars
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.
Apr 1, 2014
UBC gets $8.5M boost for eight Canada Research Chairs
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.
Mar 28, 2014
Add magnesium to travel light
New lightweight magnesium car parts are helping to cut down emissions.
Mar 26, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Print this: human tissue
UBC venture has a new approach to 3D bioprinting to create human cells for drug trials.
Mar 17, 2014
Why we need more women engineers
Few women and a looming skills shortage could create a crisis for the industry, says UBC’s Sheryl Staub-French.
Mar 7, 2014
Scientists create powerful artificial muscle with fishing line
Researchers use fishing line and sewing thread to create cheap artificial muscles for use in medical devices, robots and fabrics.
Feb 20, 2014