UBC Engineering tops Canadian university rankings

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UBC Engineering took top honours for best engineering programs in Canada, according to Maclean's.

“This top national ranking for Engineering is a testament to our achievements in this discipline,” said James Olson, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science. “It speaks to how our faculty members and students are making meaningful contributions towards the integrated global challenges of equity and climate change, to create a resilient and more equitable world for all.” 

Innovations in health care 

UBC Engineering is impacting health care with innovations such as developing a biomaterials bridge to regrow nerve fibres in injured spinal cords, and a new nano-copper surface coating that can kill more bacteria more quickly, ideal for hospitals and other high-traffic settings. 

Construction on a new building for the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering—a joint venture between the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Medicine—broke ground this summer with a $25-million provincial investment. This purpose-built centre aims to facilitate engineering even more therapies, tools and treatments.  

Rising to the climate challenge 

Researchers across Engineering are tackling questions of climate change and adaptation.  

UBC campus itself often serves as a living lab, with the new solar- and hydrogen-driven Smart Energy District (a city-scale testbed on campus) the first of its kind in the world. 

Leading engineering researchers are also using a pollution-sniffing mobile lab to measure air pollution around Metro Vancouver, and sharing their expertise when it comes to what’s needed to manage impacts from disasters like BC’s record floods in November 2021. 

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Faculty of Applied Science Strategic Plan in Action  

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