New School of Biomedical Engineering holds launch symposium
Last Thursday, over 300 people gathered at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre to celebrate the opening of the university’s new School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), a partnership between the UBC faculties of applied science and medicine. Packed with engaging talks, lively panel discussions and informative poster presentations featuring BME student research, the event provided a glimpse into the exciting world of biomedical engineering and outlined the SBME’s vision for its role within it.
APSC student wins oral presentation award at Injury Biomechanics Symposium
M’Beth Schoenfeld, a second-year MASc student in UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Margaret H. Hines Award for best oral presentation at the 2018 Injury Biomechanics Symposium hosted by The Ohio State University. Now in its fourteenth year, the annual event aims "to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates."
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UBC-designed cooler combats vaccine spoilage in developing world
Many vaccines must be kept at temperatures between two to eight degrees Celsius or they may spoil, but storing them in that narrow range of temperatures can be a challenge in remote areas with limited refrigeration. A redesigned cooler developed at the University of British Columbia could help address this problem.>
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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.”
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.