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Engineering in the News

UBC Engineering faculty, staff, students and alumni are often featured in in the news, researching innovations, making a difference in their community and achieving exceptional status in professional or community organizations.

A summary of the latest news articles are provided below for your interest. For complete stories, contact ErinRose Handy at 604.822.1524 or

Engineers embrace new Iron Pin Ceremony
UBC This Week
Tue, Dec 2, 2014
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A total of 2400 students, faculty and staff have promised to abide by a code of ethics during Iron Pin Ceremonies launched this fall by the UBC Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), Vancouver campus. The new tradition marks each student’s entrance into the path of a professional course of study and commitment to abiding by a code of ethics. The ceremony also serves to welcome new students as UBC engineers.

StartupStorm is encouraging students to materialize their own technological ideas
The Ubyssey
Mon, Dec 1, 2014
Author: Jovana Vranic
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Electrical and Computer Engineering student David Baldwynn is the president of StartupStorm, a new club on campus that encourages students to realize that they have the power to invent their own tech startups. StartupStorm’s 40 members meet every one to two weeks for hack nights and is going to host nwHacks, a hackathon that is slated to be the biggest one in Western Canada. 

UBC Okanagan’s Mechatronics Club
UBC Reports
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
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School of Engineering students and members of the Mechatronics Club at UBC Okanagan describe the inner workings of the club in a UBC News video.

UBC Engineering Open House - Engineers Save the World
Engineers Canada Newsletter
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
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UBC Engineering is hosting an open house this Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm, for students and their families interested in learning more about engineers and how engineering can make a world of difference. There will be demonstrations, lab tours, and informative presentations throughout the day, and opportunities to talk to advisors, professors and current students about their options.

Gold Medal Award Winner Presents Research
Engineers Canada Newsletter
Fri, Nov 28, 2014
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Engineers Canada 2011 Gold Medal Award Winner and UBC Mechanical Engineering Professor Yusuf Altintas presented at The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering’s Bacon & Eggheads Breakfast, a showcase of excellent Canadian research achievements. His presentation was titled Virtual manufacturing: on the computerized cutting edge and focused on his research on made-in-Canada virtual cutting software at UBC.


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