Making modular more than a temporary homeless fixRead more
Boil-water advisory ends for communities with UBC techRead more
Point of entry water system for remote communitiesRead more
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.Read more
Singing prof uses music to educate miners about mercuryRead more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more