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 erinrose.handy@ubc.ca.

DarkVision takes $100,000 prize in competition
The Vancouver Sun
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Author: Gillian Shaw
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A UBC spin-off company which uses 3D printing to create human tissue is the runner-up and winner of a $55,000 prize in a B.C. tech competition.

Announced on Monday, the UBC Electrical Engineering and Centre for Heart Lung Innovation team Aspect Biosystems, took the second-place prize in the 14th annual B.C. Innovation Council and New Ventures contest.

Related articles: BC Business, 3DPrint.com, The Ubyssey, UBC This Week.

Letter: Keep the “E” classy
The Ubyssey
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Author: E-Cairn
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The Engineering E-Cairn, a 25-year-old concrete block, addresses the UBC community in a letter inThe Ubyssey. It expresses its concerns regarding an age-old tradition involving itself and UBC students. 

Meet the man behind the new SUB: Michael Kingsmill
The Ubyssey
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Author: Reyhana Heatherington
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The Ubyssey interviews Michael Kingsmill, the designer of UBC’s new Student Union Building (SUB), soon to be called the AMS Student Nest. Kingsmill graduated from the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 1983 and has contributed to many other UBC projects. He became involved with designing and building projects at UBC 28 years ago, when the AMS asked Kingsmill to extend the SUB’s south side lower level. 

Materials Engineering professor wins 2015 Acta Materialia Gold Medal
UBC This Week
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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Materials Engineering adjunct professor J. David Embury is the winner of the 2015 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award, a prestigious award in materials science and engineering. Embury is recognized as one of the leaders in education and research related to the fundamental deformation and fracture mechanisms in metals and alloys.

SALA alumnus becomes Toronto’s new urban design director
UBC This Week
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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Harold Madi, a School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) graduate, talks about his new position as Director of Urban Design for the city of Toronto, his plans for the city over the coming years and what tomorrow’s urban designer needs to know.

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