APSC

Faculty-wide announcements

The inaugural Turkey 2-Part Tourney struts off to a success; epic showdown between APSC faculty and staff

The Faculty of Applied Science brought together faculty and staff for the inaugural Turkey 2-Part Tourney as part of the UBC Community United Way Campaign. During the campaign’s kickoff, “A Week of Caring,” teams squared off in a live game show to raise awareness and donations for the United Way in the BC Lower Mainland.

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Engineering students place second in design challenge

On October 3, Universities Canada announced the winners of this year’s Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) challenge, which includes a group of UBC engineering students who developed a grip assistive device for quadriplegic athletes. As part of the UBC Engineers in Scrubs (EiS) program, the team: Carly Jones; Jeanie Malone; Taylor Molde and Avineet Randhawa (all master's students in the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering), has developed a grip assistive device targeted at quadriplegic tennis players.

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Civil Engineering Class of 1968 Reunion - 50th Reunion

July 11th, 2018

The 1968 Applied Science - Civil Engineering - Graduating Class consisted of 1 Doctorate, 12 Master and 33 Bachelor Degrees.  Now 50 years later, the 2018 Applied Science - Civil Engineering - Graduating Class consists of 21 Master and 115 Bachelor Degrees. 

The “Fraser Arms” Pub Night is being held on July 10th at the Milltown Bar and Grill located just below the class’s regular weekend watering hole (the Fraser Arms). 
The Reunion Dinner is being held in the River Rock Casino Resort’s - Buffet’s - Chairmans Room on July 11th.  

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Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

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APSC prof named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Thomas Oxland, PEng, a professor in UBC's Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics and co-director of the UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest honour for artists, scholars and scientists.

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Two APSC members among 2018 Banting Fellows and Vanier Scholars

Two members of the APSC community have received prestigious research funding awards for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in Canada.

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MECH Machine Shop team receives 2018 President’s Staff Award

Roland Genshorek, Bernhard Nimmervoll and Erik Wilson — the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) Student Machine Shop team — have collectively received a President’s Staff Award for “enhancing the UBC experience.”  

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Studying distracted walking

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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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