BC government invests in more UBC biomedical and manufacturing engineers
The Government of BC has committed funds for the creation of 624 spaces in undergraduate engineering and computer science programs at the University of British Columbia, it was announced today. The funding, which will be provided on a recurring basis over the next five years, aims to address an urgent challenge: the widening gap between the demand for and supply of skilled workers in BC’s technology sector.
Improving X-ray technology for more sustainable mines
Mining operations consume significant amounts of energy, not to mention water, chemicals and other resources. As ore grades continue to decline around the world, more and more of these resources are being used to process low-value rock that will ultimately be discarded. Removing this waste material before it is processed would go a long way towards boosting productivity and reducing the financial and environmental costs of the mining industry.
Canadian Minister of Natural Resources visits UBC’s Pipeline Integrity Institute
Earlier this week, UBC hosted Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable James Carr, at the Faculty of Applied Science’s Pipeline Integrity Institute (PII).
Established in 2014, the PII strives to fill multiple pipeline sector-related needs, including the development of technologies for safe and reliable pipelines, the training of highly qualified pipeline engineers and the dissemination of unbiased information to promote the establishment of sound pipeline practices and policies.
1st China-Canada Symposium on Structural & Earthquake Engineering
The tectonic plates and seismic hazards of imminent mega thrusts pose similar challenges to structural engineers on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, the same research and problem solving techniques would be utilized to prepare for the inevitable earthquakes that will hit both regions. It made sense that two countries facing the same problems should force an alliance in collaborative research.
What started in 2008 as a cooperative exchange between Tongji University and UBC has grown into a large conference with more than 15 Chinese and nine Canadian universities.
APSC student receives scholarship from Zayo Group and Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation
Jory Wong (BASc '18, Engineering Physics) has received the Information and Communication Technology Engineering Award from the Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure services company. Awarded each year in partnership with the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF), an organization that aims to "[provide] opportunities for Canadian women to become engineers," the $5,000 scholarship honours a Canadian female undergraduate engineering student who has a demonstrated desire to work in information and communication technology engineering.
APSC grad honoured by Environmental Managers Association of BC
A UBC Engineering graduate has received the Emerging Environmental Professional Award from the Environmental Managers Association of BC.
Alice Kruchten, who accepted the award at a gala at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club earlier this month, was recognized for her “professional achievement, innovation, experience and leadership, along with community involvement.”
When the rubber hits the road: recycled tires create stronger concrete
UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste.
Biomedical Engineering Student Team annual showcase
On Monday, May 29, 2017 the UBC Biomedical Engineering Student Team (BEST) hosted its annual showcase to feature a number of the innovative solutions that its members have been developing. Medical professionals, UBC faculty, biomedical industry professionals and students were in attendance.