Open House

Thank you to all who attended our 2015 Open House - we look forward to seeing you in November 2016. 

Registration

Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Did you know engineers do more than build bridges and design fast cars? Engineers help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and our planet.

There’ll be cool demonstrations, fascinating lab tours, informative presentations. Talk to advisors, professors and current students about all your options. Learn how engineering can make a world of difference. Bring your friends and family to explore – we suggest you plan to attend the whole day, as there are activities happening throughout the day.

Registration is required for the Lab Tours and eng•cite Girls Lunch - all other activities are drop-in and first-come, first-served.

RSVP here for the Open House

RSVP here for the Lab Tours

RSVP here for the eng•cite Girls Lunch

Maps and Directions

Map & Parking for Open House 

 

Advising Hub

10:00am - 4:00pm

Have questions about courses? About services? About admissions? Questions about anything at all? Come talk to one of our Engineering Student Services Academic Advisors in Kaiser 1100.

Academic Booth Fair

10:00am - 4:00pm

Come visit each of our academic departments and programs in the Kaiser Atrium. Professors and current students will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you have. If you are interested in biomedical engineering, ask about it at the Electrical & Computer Engineering booth or the Mechanical Engineering booth. We also have a Pre-Med Alternative Path for students interested in applying to medical school after their undergraduate degree - check with our Welcome Booth for directions to get more information. We will also be joined by the School of Nursing and the School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture.

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM BOOTHS IN KAISER ATRIUM

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | School of Engineering at the Okanagan | School of Nursing

Vantage College | Biomedical Engineering | Chemical and Biological Engineering | Civil Engineering

Engineering Co-operative Program | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering Physics

Environmental Engineering | Geological Engineering | Integrated Engineering

Mechanical Engineering | Mining Engineering | Materials Engineering

Presentations

Presentations will be in the CHBE Building. The Geering Up Engineering & Science Show will be in the Macleod Building.

We highly recommend attending the “Why Engineering?” and “admissions” presentations to get the basic information you need: learn about the diverse field of engineering and why it’s an amazing field to enter and planning to attend UBC. Then, listen to one of our students talk about their student experiences: globally and on campus and all the opportunities available to you.  Find out the benefits of our Co-op Program and where you can go with it.  And lastly, don’t miss out on participating in a mock class on nuclear arms control negotiations. It’ll be fun. We will post the schedule closer to the Open House. 

Time CHBE 101 CHBE 102 CHBE 103 MCLD 202
10:30

Admissions

Get the information you need to apply to UBC Engineering.

(UBC Engineering Advising Staff)

 

Maximizing your student experience: Andrea talks about how you can make university an exceptional experience by being involved in student teams, work terms and international professional development.

(Andrea Marshall, Electrical & Computer Engineering Student)

 
11:00  

Engineering Co-op Program: Your Career Starts Here.

(UBC Engineering Co-op Staff)

 

Geering Up Engineering & Science Show

Join Geering Up Outreach for an Engineering & Science Show. We'll share all of our favourite demos and experiments.

(Geering Up Engineering & Science Representatives)

11:30

Why Engineering?

All the reasons why Engineering is the BEST field to be in by Professor Croft.

(Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Associate Dean Education & Professional Development)

 

EWB and Changing Perspectives: Going on exchange, working abroad, and overseas volunteer trips - all words that generate excitement amongst youth, myself included. But I have learned that travelling is more about mindset than geography. Often, people seek to travel for life-changing experiences and new perspectives.  What is it about travelling that gives us these opportunities though? Why don't we apply the same attitude towards our everyday lives?

(Hilary Wong, Geological Engineering Student)

 
12:00  

Engineering Co-op Program: Your Career Starts Here.

(UBC Engineering Co-op Staff)

 

Geering Up Engineering & Science Show

Join Geering Up Outreach for an Engineering & Science Show. We'll share all of our favourite demos and experiments.

(Geering Up Engineering & Science Representatives)

12:30

Admissions

Get the information you need to apply to UBC Engineering.

(UBC Engineering Advising Staff)

 

Maximizing your student experience: Andrea talks about how you can make university an exceptional experience by being involved in student teams, work terms and international professional development.

(Andrea Marshall, Electrical & Computer Engineering Student)

 
1:00  

3 Country Nuclear Arms Control Negotiation: Participate in an interactive mock class on disarmament and negotiation with Professor Yedlin.

(Dr. Matthew Yedlin)

 

 

1:30

Why Engineering?

All the reasons why Engineering is the BEST field to be in by Professor Croft.

(Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Associate Dean Education & Professional Development)

School of Engineering in the Okanagan: Professor Yang Cao will be talking about the unique experience of studying engineering at our UBC campus in the Okanagan.  
2:00        
2:30

Admissions

Get the information you need to apply to UBC Engineering.

(UBC Engineering Advising Staff)

Engineering Co-op Program: Your Career Starts Here.

(UBC Engineering Co-op Staff)

   
3:00        

 

Displays/Demos - Drop in anytime

10am - 4pm

Chemical and Biological Engineering - CHBE Building Atrium - 2360 East Mall

Find out about new technologies for better drinking water, cleaner fuels and alternative energy sources. Taste the best ice cream in the world, meet our see our student teams: ChemECar, BIOMOD, Engineers for a Sustainable World and the Oil & Gas Initiative!

Electrical & Computer Lab - Macleod 112

Take a look at an electrical & computer undergraduate lab used for programable circuits and electromechanical devices.

Engineering Physics - Pet Rescue Robots! - Macleod 214

See cool robots created by students and more in the Engineering Physics display room!

Materials Engineering - Macleod 220

Put your hands on some leading-edge materials and explore the challenges and possibilities of Materials Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering - Displays and Demos - Fred Kaiser 1180

Meet Charlie the Robot, check out the UBC Baja student team’s off-road vehicle, and explore a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student lab

Mechanical Engineering - Machine Shop - Fred Kaiser 1190

Take a look at a working machine shop – view where students get to work on their projects and see a live demonstration of the waterjet cutter

Geering Up Engineering and Science - Engineering Student Centre (ESC) - 2335 Engineering Road

Join Geering Up Outreach in the ESC for hands on activities and design challenges. Drop by anytime for an opportunity to sample different engineering disciplines. Build a clock, program a robot, or design a pacemaker.

At 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Geering Up will be running an Engineering & Science show in the Macleod building, Room 202 (MCLD 202). We'll share all of our favourite demos and experiments.

Student Design Teams - Engineering Student Centre (ESC) - 2335 Engineering Road & Engineering Design Centre (EDC) - 2345 East Mall

Drop by the student design teams’ working space and see the projects they are working on.

Papermaking Crafts – Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) - 11am - 3pm

Come and learn in a professional setting with high quality materials and equipment as well as expert instruction, plus no mess to clean up!  At the Winter Holiday Paper Crafts class you will make beautiful holiday greeting cards, handmade wrapping paper, tree ornaments as well as plantable flower paper. Stay for the full 4 hours or pop in for a while. 

Please note, there is a cost associated with this class. Register at http://www.ppc.ubc.ca/winter-holiday-open-house/

Lab Tours

Would you like to see inside one of our labs? Find out what it is like to be a civil engineering, solving water flow problems. Or would you like to see what our current student design teams are working on? Take a tour and find out more.  

Due to the high demand for lab tours, there is a limit of 1 tour/person. If you would like to attend more than one tour, there will be a standby line to attend additional tours. 

RSVP here for tours. Space is limited so RSVP early to reserve your spot. The crossed out tours are full; if you would like to attend any of these tours, there will be a standby line.

Departure Point / Time MCLD 228 MCLD 228 MCLD 228 MCLD 228 MCLD 228 MCLD 228 MCLD Atrium MCLD Atrium MCLD Atrium MCLD Atrium MCLD 112 MCLD 242 MCLD 242
10:30 PPC CONT CHBE BRDF HYDR EERF   MANU MACH INDU ECE MEDI SAFARI
11:00 PPC CONT CHBE BRDF HYDR EERF BORL MANU MACH INDU   MEDI SAFARI
11:30 PPC CONT CHBE BRDF HYDR EERF MANU MACH INDU ECE MEDI SAFARI
12:00 PPC CONT CHBE BRDF HYDR EERF BORL MANU MACH INDU     SAFARI
12:30 PPC CONT CHBE   HYDR EERF MANU MACH INDU   MEDI SAFARI
1:00 PPC CONT CHBE   HYDR EERF BORL MANU MACH INDU   MEDI SAFARI
1:30 PPC CONT CHBE   HYDR EERF MANU MACH INDU ECE MEDI SAFARI
2:00 PPC CONT CHBE   HYDR EERF   MANU MACH INDU   MEDI SAFARI
2:30   CONT CHBE   HYDR EERF   MANU MACH INDU ECE MEDI SAFARI

PPC - Energy Reduction Tour

Learn how a multidisciplinary team of researchers are working on individual projects with a common goal to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions of one of BC’s largest industries by 50% before 2020.  (Mechanical, Chemical)

CONT - Control Engineering

The Control Engineering Laboratory conducts research on control theory and application. Applications of control engineering include wind turbines, automotive engines, optical image stabilizers, and inverted pendulums. (Mechanical, Mechatronics)

CHBE – Chemical and Biological Engineering Undergrad Lab

Chemical Engineering puts emphasis on the analysis, design, process control, operation and management of efficient chemical and electrochemical processes within resource-based industries such as oil & gas, mining, pulp & paper, petro-chemical, polymers, inorganic chemicals and fertilizers. In addition, pollution prevention and reduction in industrial processes and systems is emphasized. (Chemical, Chemical and Biological)

BRDF​ - Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility

 ​The Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility is the first demonstration of its kind in the world of a community-scale heat and power system fuelled by biomass. The system provides heat and power to the UBC Vancouver campus.

HYDR - Civil Engineering (Hydrotechnical)

The Hydrotechnical Engineering Lab conducts research on hydraulic structures, waves, wave-structure interaction, sediment transportation and environmental fluid mechanics. This lab is also used for Civil Engineering courses including Fluid Mechanics and Open Channel Hydraulics. (Civil)

EERF - Civil Engineering (Earthquake)

The Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study of the behaviour of structures under the influence of the forces involved in seismic events. (Civil)

BORL - Boreal Genomics

We use physics and engineering to develop new methods for analysis of cancer DNA circulating in blood, as a way to detect cancer early. (Engineering Physics)

MANU - Manufacturing Automation & MACH - Manufacturing Automation - Metrology and Micromachining

The Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (MAL) conducts research in the mechanics and dynamics of metal cutting operations, spindle design and analysis, micro-machining, virtual simulation of machining operations and CNC machine tools; design and digital control of high speed feed drives; precision machining, sensor assisted intelligent machining; and chatter stability of cutting processes. (Mechanical, Mechatronics)

INDU - Industrial Automation

The Industrial Automation Lab (IAL) conducts research on intelligent control, robotics including multi-robot cooperation, process automation and control system instrumentation. Applications include homecare, machine health monitoring and water quality monitoring. (Mechanical, Mechatronics)

ECE - Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergrad Lab

Take a look at an Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Undergraduate Lab used for programmable circuits and electromechanical devices. (Electrical, Computer)

MEDI - Medical Robots and Imaging

The Medical Robots and Imaging Lab (www.rcl.ece.ubc.ca) carries out research in medical image analysis, image guided diagnosis and interventions, telerobotic and robotic control.  Specific examples of research projects include ultrasound guided robotic surgery, ultrasound guided epidurals and detection of prostate and breast cancer using ultrasound and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Electrical, Computer, Biomedical)

SAFARI - Student Safari Tour

This is your chance to get to know some of the over 20 teams at UBC who work on various projects such as human powered submarines, Formula race cars, autonomous robots, steel bridges, space satellites, concrete toboggans, and fuel efficient cars! (Electrical, Computer, Civil, Mechanical, Materials, Engineering Physics, Chemical, Chemical and Biological, Integrated)

eng•cite Lunch for Grade 10-12 Girls

The eng•cite Girls Lunch will be in Kaiser 2020/2030.

Grade 10-12 girls interested in science and math are invited to attend the eng•cite Lunch for an opportunity to talk to and hear presentations by women who are currently studying engineering or young alumnae who are working in the industry. We would like to provide an open forum to enable discussions with and questions to other female students/engineers who were facing a similar decision more recently, and why they chose their path. 

More Details available here - Advanced registration is now closed. We will be allowing registration at the event.