NSERC endorses UBC research in metals production

With financial support now in place, UBC’s Dr. Geoffrey Kelsall is one step closer to changing the future of Canada’s critical metals production industry.

The Department of Metals & Materials Engineering at UBC is pleased to announce that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has officially approved an Industrial Research Chair in Aqueous Electrometallurgy with Dr. Geoffrey Kelsall as Chair.

NSERC recognizes exemplary university-industry partnership

Under the direction of Dr. Guy Dumont, the collaborative efforts of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the UBC Pulp & Paper Centre, and industry partner Universal Dynamics Limited, have been recognized with an NSERC Synergy '99 Award for the development and commercialization of "BrainWave," an adaptive controller for the process industries.

As the university partner, Dr. Dumont receives a $10,000 NSERC research grant and Universal Dynamics receives the prestigious Synergy Award sculpture.

UBC engineering students show bridge they built in 11 minutes

(Reprinted from The Vancouver Sun, Friday June 11, 1999)

A group of UBC civil engineering students showed off this week the 6.5 metre-long steel bridge they designed and built for a competition in Portland, Oregon.

In April, the six students assembled the scale model bridge in just 11 minutes for the annual American Institute for Steel Construction’s Steel Bridge competition, placing sixth overall in the event. This week they re-assembled the bridge inside UBC’s civil engineering building for a ceremony to thank the 11 sponsors who supported the team.

Nursing celebrates new international partnership

UBC Nursing recently announced its new partnership with the Guru Nanak College of Nursing, located in Dhahan Kaleran, Punjab, India.

Members of the Canada-India Guru Nanak Medical and Educational Society approached UBC Nursing in 1997 to explore the possibility of a collaboration in which the School would assist the Guru Nanak College of Nursing develop a degree program of international quality.

The best of both worlds: Arts and Engineering come together to launch a combined BA/BASc degree

Arts or Engineering? Up until now, UBC students had to make a choice between the two. For many talented individuals this meant abandoning their interest in one or the other. Fortunately, times have changed thanks to a new combined degree initiative launched by the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Arts.

Effective this September, UBC students will have the option to pursue simultaneously both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree through a new combined program.

Motorola gives gift in support of UBC Engineering

On Wednesday, March 10, 1999, Motorola Software Engineering Manager David Dixon, paid a visit to Dean Michael Isaacson to present the Faculty of Applied Science with a cheque for US$17,000 in support of computer engineering education. Motorola’s gift will be used to support the faculty’s co-op education programs and the "Geering Up" school outreach program. A portion of the gift is to be used for Computer Engineering Student scholarships.

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