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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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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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New School of Biomedical Engineering holds launch symposium

Last Thursday, over 300 people gathered at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre to celebrate the opening of the university’s new School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), a partnership between the UBC faculties of applied science and medicine. Packed with engaging talks, lively panel discussions and informative poster presentations featuring BME student research, the event provided a glimpse into the exciting world of biomedical engineering and outlined the SBME’s vision for its role within it.

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APSC student wins oral presentation award at Injury Biomechanics Symposium

M’Beth Schoenfeld, a second-year MASc student in UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Margaret H. Hines Award for best oral presentation at the 2018 Injury Biomechanics Symposium hosted by The Ohio State University. Now in its fourteenth year, the annual event aims "to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates."

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UBC researchers showcase work at #BCTECH Summit

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How income affects the brain

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Team develops novel eye drop to treat glaucoma

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UBC-designed cooler combats vaccine spoilage in developing world

Many vaccines must be kept at temperatures between two to eight degrees Celsius or they may spoil, but storing them in that narrow range of temperatures can be a challenge in remote areas with limited refrigeration. A redesigned cooler developed at the University of British Columbia could help address this problem.>

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