In the Media
Will e-bike rebate program get people out of their cars? Here’s what UBC research shows
Civil engineering's active transportation lab headed by Dr. Alex Bigazzi found that electric bikes help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and congestion. Civil engineering PhD students Amir Hassanpour and Elmira Berjisian were quoted.
'I was in a coma for about 45 days': UBC student graduates after near-fatal accident
Mechanical engineering student Yi Yi Du, who nearly lost his life and suffered brain injuries from a vehicle collision in 2021, will be graduating this week.
Insights from a civil engineer: Assessing the Sea to Sky Highway’s design
UBC Okanagan School of Engineering professor Dr. Suliman Gargoum discussed the design of the Sea to Sky Highway that links Lions Bay and Whistler.
‘Birders, not blockaders’ ask B.C. to protect old-growth in Fairy Creek to save marbled murrelets
Chemical and biological engineering professor emerita Dr. Royann Petrell calls on B.C. to increase wildlife habitat areas in old-growth forests to save the threatened marbled murrelet.
The Hill Times (subscription)
Integrated energy systems key to low-carbon future at home and abroad
Dr. Walter Merida, Applied Science associate dean of research and industrial partnerships, wrote about UBC’s climate action research.
Business in Vancouver
B.C. gas projects could triple emissions target by 2030, finds report
Chemical and biological engineering adjunct professor Dr. Roland Clift commented on a report that B.C. will blow its oil and gas emissions target.
New water treatment zaps forever chemicals ‘once and for all’
Chemical and biological engineering professor Dr. Madjid Mohseni developed a way to eliminate harmful chemicals that usually break down over hundreds of years.
UBC among winners of 2023 Design and Build Challenge
UBC engineering and architecture student team Third Quadrant Design was among the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2023 Build Challenge.
The Weather Network
This van takes air pollution testing right to the source
Mechanical engineering's Dr. Naomi Zimmerman is researching a cost-effective way to measure air pollution through a mobile laboratory (PLUME).
Today In BC
UBCO researchers try to generate electricity from discarded fruit
A team at UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering are feeding fruit scraps to microbes to generate electricity.