A Contributing Cycle

Restoring one of Vancouver’s last salmon streams

In his short-lived blog Pancreatic Times, Kevin Watson documented his struggles with cancer — his dance, he called it. On March 15, 2012 he shared his distaste for chalky tinctures, syrups, sticky energy gels. “I’ve been pretty clear that I don’t want people feeling sorry for me,” he wrote, “but given these remedies, I am asking you now.” 

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Donation from L3 MAPPS creates endowed student award for UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program

UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science has received a donation from L3 MAPPS to support students of the UBC Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) Program. The funds have been used to establish the L3 MAPPS Award in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

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Feds fund UBC Geering Up to give more kids coding powers

Geering Up, a UBC non-profit organization that seeks to stimulate interest in science, engineering and technology among BC children and youth, has received $260,000 under the Canadian government’s CanCode program.

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Gary Wong - Engineering - November 2017

Gary Wong (BASc '71 ELEC)) believes in paying it forward thanks to President Walter Gage. Read more about Gary's story. Read more

Engineering alum initiates fundraiser for wildfire relief

On July 31, 2017, UBC President Santa Ono issued a broadcast email regarding the wildfires that have been devastating British Columbia this summer. According to the Wildfire Service information office, an estimated 894,941 hectares have burned in BC since April 1. So far $315.7 million has been spent fighting the fires and at their peak more than 45,000 British Columbians had been displaced from their homes. It is the worst wildfire season on record in the province.

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UBC Engineering grad works to improve digital literacy in Nepal

In Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, near the Boudhanath Stupa — an immense dome-shaped shrine visited every day by thousands of Buddhists, Nepali people and tourists — sits a modest boarding school called Shree Mangal Dvip.>

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Walter Gage Book Project

The Friends of Walter Gage have been working hard to publish a book about the “Dean of Everything.”  It will be a book about a man who asked nothing in return of the many who benefitted from knowing him, other than asking that they consider helping others in a similar manner in future if their circumstances permitted. The Applied Science faculty is proud to host the book’s companion website. But it’s not just about engineers.

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2016 Turkey 2K Trot: the race to beat the dean!

Each year, the UBC Community United Way Campaign kicks off with the Week of Caring – a week filled with events and fundraisers designed to raise money and awareness for programs that help children, families and seniors in need in the BC Lower Mainland. The Applied Science Turkey 2K Trot has become a much-anticipated staple in this annual campaign and each year, the competition gets more fierce as competitors vie to be the top male and female runners and for the coveted achievement of being able to beat the dean.

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Takhti, a stand-alone server, wins $25,000 McEwen Family Quality of Life Prize

Takhti, a long range wireless networking solution for developing communities, was recognized as having the potential to dramatically improve quality of life. Saadan Sulehri, fourth-year electrical engineering student and his non-profit organization - LET’S International Charitable Association, will apply the $25,000 McEwen Family Applied Science Quality of Life Prize to bring the innovation forward.

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Candidates shortlisted for the McEwen Family Applied Science Quality of Life Prize

The inventions shortlisted as candidates for the McEwen Family Applied Science Quality of Life Prize were announced today. Engineering teams contending for the $25,000 final prize put forward the following innovations:

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