Research excellence

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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APSC prof named Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Dharma Wijewickreme, PEng, Professor of Civil Engineering and Co-Director of the Pipeline Integrity Institute, will be made Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.

The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) is a federation of twelve Canadian engineering societies that develops, serves and advocates for engineering in Canada. The EIC elects up to 20 new Fellows annually, on the basis of excellence in engineering and service to the profession and to society. The induction ceremony will take place in April 2018, in Gatineau-Ottawa.

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UBC Engineering professor appointed Canadian Chair of the International Union of Radio Science

The National Research Council of Canada has confirmed the appointment of Prof. David G. Michelson of the University of British Columbia as Chair of the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) for a three-year term beginning 1 January 2018. 

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Bioproduct and transportation research at UBC Engineering gets $10M boost from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Three UBC Engineering professors — Xiaotao Bi, Walter Mérida and James Olson — have collectively received a total of nearly $10.1 million from the Government of Canada’s Foundation for Innovation (CFI). By advancing the development of cutting-edge bioproducts and next-generation transportation systems, their projects may have a significant positive impact on life in Canada and around the world.

 

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UBC researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete

A new seismic-resistant, fibre-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.

The material is engineered at the molecular scale to be strong, malleable, and ductile, similar to steel—capable of dramatically enhancing the earthquake resistance of a seismically vulnerable structure when applied as a thin coating on the surfaces.

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Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs

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UBC receives $42 million for science and engineering

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UBC Engineering awarded nearly $10M in NSERC funding

UBC Engineering researchers have received a total of almost $10 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

 

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UBC engineering professor elected to Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Z Jane Wang, PEng, a professor in UBC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (the College).

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