A team of four engineering students — Andrew Dworschak (Engineering Physics), Connor McFadyen (Mechanical), Allan Ng (Mechanical Engineering) and Jenny Yang (Engineering Physics) — won second place in the Senior Design category at the Canadian Engineering Competition on March 2-6 in Calgary.
On March 6, 2017, Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Sathish Gopalakrishnan, P.Eng., received the Margaret Fulton Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who make exceptional contributions to the student experience at UBC, Vancouver, in honour of Margaret Fulton's devotion to education access and student development. Fulton was UBC's Dean of Women and University President of Mount Saint Vincent University.
Five UBC engineering professors have been awarded a total of approximately $2.5 million in Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Victor C. M. Leung (BASc ’77, PhD ’82, electrical engineering), P.Eng., has received the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research from the Canadian Society of Information Theory.
Congratulations to Peter Ostafichuk, P.Eng., recipient of the 2016/2017 Margaret Fulton Award.
On February 8, 2017, the BC Innovation Council announced the second round of Ignite Awards funding for the commercialization of ground-breaking BC research. A total of $873,475 was awarded amongst three BC research projects in natural resources and applied sciences, bringing the total amount of BCIC Ignite funding awarded to over $1.7M since 2016.
Two of the three projects are co-developed by UBC Engineering professors:
On February 15, 2017, UBC announced eleven new Distinguished University Scholars, an award that recognizes exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning. UBC mechanical engineering professor Yusuf Altintas, P.Eng., is among those named.
Congratulations to UBC Nursing's Annette