UBC engineers inducted as CAE Fellows

UBC professors Steven Cockcroft (Materials Engineering) and Elizabeth Croft (Mechanical Engineering), have been inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. The ceremony took place in Winnipeg, in conjunction with the Academy’s Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2016.

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UBC Engineering research receives more than $1M in NSERC grants

Research into quantum computing, solar energy conversion and 3D printing has received a $1.38 million boost in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding comes from NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants, supporting scientific partnerships that will help strengthen Canada’s economy, society and environment. The three-year investment will support projects led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Konrad Walus and Alireza Nojeh, and Materials Engineering Professor Chadwick Sinclair.

Materials Engineering Centennial celebration

Materials Engineering is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a celebration on October 2, 2015. The celebration includes a day of events, speakers, and an evening at the UBC Golf Course featuring keynote speaker Prof. Indira V. Samarasekera.

Visit the Materials Centennial Celebration website (http://mtrl.ubc.ca/centennial/) for up to date event information and to submit your photos stories of your time at UBC and in the Materials department. See you on October 2nd!

Earthquake Day

Hosted by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library and UBC, Earthquake Day is a community outreach event that aims to raise earthquake awareness and achieve earthquake resilience.

Applied Science students eligible for $25,000 quality of life design prize

In celebration of UBC’s Centennial year, the McEwen Family Charitable Trust has established a $25,000 prize for UBC Applied Science students who develop a product, design or best practice that improves quality of life. The McEwen Family Applied Science Quality of Life Prize is open to all UBC Applied Science undergraduate and masters students in engineering, nursing, architecture and landscape architecture, and community and regional planning.

Join UBC Applied Science at Innovate 2015; build new partnerships to generate impact

Join the UBC Faculty of Applied Science for Innovate 2015, an evening of dialogue at UBC Robson Square. On Monday, October 20 from 5:30-8:30pm, discover pathways to partnering in an evening of thought-provoking, seven-minute presentations by engineering, nursing and planning faculty. Learn why they are passionate about their research and the impact research has in the community.

UBC SALA Alumni Reception - 2015 AIBC Annual Conference

Join fellow UBC Alumni and AIBC Annual Conference attendees for some hosted drinks and appies at the UBC SALA Alumni Reception preceding the special screening of “Sagrada—The Mystery  of Creation” (all reception attendees are welcome to attend the screening, but architects or intern architects who would like to attain Learning Units for attendance at the movie screening, please also register separately for the screening).

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