Appointment of the new dean of the Faculty of Applied Science

J OlsonFrom Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the UBC Okanagan campus, and Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President Academic at the UBC Vancouver campus:

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Chuggernauts and Electric Choo-choos: The 2018 MECH 223 Design Competition


Last month, dozens of spectators cheered on 20 miniature freight locomotives as they attempted to travel faster, pull heavier cargo, climb steeper tracks and negotiate sharper curves than their competitors.

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APSC students win big at 2018 Western Engineering Competition

UBC engineering students have won first place in the programming category and second place in the reengineering category at the Western Engineering Competition (WEC), the largest engineering competition for undergraduates in Canada. Other UBC teams came third in the junior and senior design categories.

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New SCARP director announced

Heather Campbell, a professor of Town and Regional Planning and an advisor in the Office of the Vice Chancellor at the University of Sheffield, has been named the new director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). Her five-year appointment will begin on September 1, 2018.


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New head of UBC MECH named

Hsi-Yung (Steve) Feng, PEng, has been named the new head of the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective May 1, 2018.

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Two APSC profs awarded top UBC research prize


Two APSC faculty members — Colleen Varcoe, a professor in the School of Nursing, and David Wilkinson, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering — have received the UBC Killam Research Prize in recognition of their “outstanding research and scholarly contributions.”

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Hao Min - Engineering - February 2018

Hao Min (BASc '09 CPEN, MBA '13) as recently was named one of Business in Vancouver's 2017 Forty under 40. Read how Hao's engineering degree helps him outside the field of engineering. Read more

Ryan Yada - Engineering - January 2018

Ryan Yada's (BASc '00 CPEN) work today is a lot different than his Computer Engineering degree. He is still involved with technology but the major focus is now on business relationships, team leadership, marketing, customer service, process improvement and business management. Read more about Ryan here. Read more

UBC wearable technology could change the way Olympic athletes train

Going for the gold is what the Olympics is all about and three UBC entrepreneurs are working to help athletes get closer to the podium.

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UBC students compete in locomotive design challenge

Event: Locomotive design competition

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Fred Kaiser Building (map), Room 1180, 2332 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Parking: Health Sciences Parkade (map)

Event details:

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