Community engagement

Making modular more than a temporary homeless fix

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Boil-water advisory ends for communities with UBC tech

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Point of entry water system for remote communities

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First Nations communities lift water advisories with simple treatment system

For the first time in decades, two remote First Nations communities in Lytton, B.C. have access to safe drinking water – thanks to a point-of-entry treatment system designed by University of British Columbia engineers in collaboration with the communities, industry and government.

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Singing prof uses music to educate miners about mercury

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Feds fund UBC Geering Up to give more kids coding powers

Geering Up, a UBC non-profit organization that seeks to stimulate interest in science, engineering and technology among BC children and youth, has received $260,000 under the Canadian government’s CanCode program.

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APSC research receives SSHRC support

UBC Applied Science research projects relating to violence against women, groundwater management and Indigenous communities have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the three federal granting councils in Canada.

 

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Turkey 2k: more than just a couple of turkeys on the run

The Turkey 2k Trot is an integral part of UBC’s Community United Way Campaign. Each October, during the campaign kickoff, “A Week of Caring,” the Faculty of Applied Science organizes a two kilometre race up and down Main Mall to help raise awareness and donations for the United Way in the BC Lower Mainland.

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Engineering graduates bring sustainable carsharing alternative to UBC

Veemos are coming to UBC! An enclosed, electric-assisted, human-powered bicycle that aims to replace automobiles on campus, Veemos are an innovative way to travel sustainably. VeloMetro is launching a Veemo pilot fleet on the UBC campus in fall of 2017.

Applied Science is proud to recognize two of VeloMetro’s founders as graduates.

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Apocalypse Made Easy!

On September 1st, the Movember Foundation announced Apocalypse Made Easy! as one of 13 projects to receive pilot funding as part of the Social Innovators Challenge, a $5.6M AUD phased multi-year investment in men’s mental health projects aimed at strengthening social connections for boys and men across Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The goal of the initiative is to increase understanding about what works for helping men form strong, lasting and meaningful relationships which are needed for when things get tough.

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