Work environment

Engineering professor’s rhetoric wins UBC Okanagan zombie apocalypse debate

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Turkey 2-Part Tourney terrifies (and delights) APSC community

As if the approach of another Vancouver winter weren’t scary enough, today UBC Applied Science hosted its second annual Turkey 2-Part Tourney — a Halloween-themed competition that struck mortal fear into the hearts of everyone in attendance.

After whispering prayers and saying goodbye to their loved ones, participants entered room 2020/30 of the Fred Kaiser building to face whatever the event’s shadowy masterminds had in store. But they couldn’t possibly have prepared themselves for the tribulations that followed.  

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UBC engineering grad bridges worlds of cutting-edge technology, Indigenous roots

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APSC team receives award for innovative safety leadership

The APSC Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) received the Innovative Safety Leadership award at this year’s UBC Safety Day, which took place on October 3, 2018, in the UBC Student Nest’s Great Hall.

The team was recognized for being proactive, embarking on new initiatives that enhance safety culture and inspiring others in their area to share similar values towards safety.

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The inaugural Turkey 2-Part Tourney struts off to a success; epic showdown between APSC faculty and staff

The Faculty of Applied Science brought together faculty and staff for the inaugural Turkey 2-Part Tourney as part of the UBC Community United Way Campaign. During the campaign’s kickoff, “A Week of Caring,” teams squared off in a live game show to raise awareness and donations for the United Way in the BC Lower Mainland.

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MECH Machine Shop team receives 2018 President’s Staff Award

Roland Genshorek, Bernhard Nimmervoll and Erik Wilson — the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) Student Machine Shop team — have collectively received a President’s Staff Award for “enhancing the UBC experience.”  

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Staff and faculty recognized for service to APSC

Three staff members and three faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science have received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service. The award, which comes with $2,000 and a personalized plaque, aims to recognize the positive impact that individuals in the APSC community have made on the faculty.

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BCBusiness recognizes female STEM influencers from APSC

BCBusiness has named several members of the UBC APSC community to its list of “B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2018.” This year, the magazine is featuring women who are making a significant impact in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).

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Turkey 2k: more than just a couple of turkeys on the run

The Turkey 2k Trot is an integral part of UBC’s Community United Way Campaign. Each October, during the campaign kickoff, “A Week of Caring,” the Faculty of Applied Science organizes a two kilometre race up and down Main Mall to help raise awareness and donations for the United Way in the BC Lower Mainland.

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Make the Change: Attracting More Women to STEM Careers Boosts Diversity

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