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Breaking up ‘fatbergs’: UBC engineers develop technique to break down fats, oil and grease

Cooking oil and similar waste can clog pipes, harm fish and even grow into solid deposits like the “fatbergs” that recently blocked London’s sewage system. But UBC researchers may have found a way to treat these fats, oils and grease—collectively called FOG—and turn them into energy.

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Waterless toilet could be key for refugee needs

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Biomedical engineer receives Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has announced this year’s nine winners of the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health, and one of them is Hooman Esfandiari  a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering.

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UBC scientists say E. coli bacteria could be the future of solar power

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A Contributing Cycle

Restoring one of Vancouver’s last salmon streams

In his short blog Pancreatic Times, Kevin Watson documented his struggles with cancer—his dance, he called it. On March 15th, he shared his distaste for chalky tinctures, syrups, sticky energy gels. “I’ve been pretty clear that I don’t want people feeling sorry for me,” he wrote, but given these remedies, “I am asking you now.”

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APSC professors inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Z Jane Wang, PEng, a professor in UBC's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Charles Haynes, PEng, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, have been named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for their "distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession."

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Carbon cost of replacing single-family homes outweighs benefits

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New head of UBC Materials Engineering named

Daan Maijer, PEng, has been named the new head of UBC's Department of Materials Engineering, where he has been a professor since 2002. His five-year term begins on July 1, 2018.

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Kyle Stewart receives 2018 McEwen teacher award

Kyle Stewart of Georgetown District High School is the recipient of the 2018 McEwen Family Teacher Recognition Award presented by the Faculty of Applied Science. Established by Dr. James McEwen (BASc ’71. PhD ’75), P.Eng., and his family, this award highlights teachers that go above and beyond to ensure the success of their students, both academically and personally. Georgetown District High School will receive $5000 for enrichment activities, programs or development and will be allocated a $5000 scholarship for a current high school student to attend UBC.

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