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Avcorp Industries and UBC agree to pursue innovative partnership

Avcorp Industries and UBC agree to pursue innovative partnership

July 12, 2016 Avcorp Industries and the University of British Columbia have agreed to explore the establishment of a Learning Factory for Advanced Composites at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The two parties, represented by Avcorp CEO Peter George and UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, signed an MOU today at the Farnborough International Airshow in […]

SHAD with UBC Program Director Daan Maijer

SHAD with UBC Program Director Daan Maijer

Each summer, the SHAD program brings accomplished teens together to promote innovation By Rafferty Baker, CBC News Posted: Jul 10, 2016 6:00 AM PT| Last Updated: Jul 10, 2016 2:16 PM PT Can high school students help improve Canada’s food security? That’s the challenge for a few hundred teens taking part in this year’s SHAD […]

UBC Materials Engineer inducted as CAE Fellow

UBC Materials Engineer inducted as CAE Fellow

UBC professor Steven Cockcroft has been inducted as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. The ceremony took place in Winnipeg, in conjunction with the Academy’s Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2016. Inductee Citation, Steven Cockcroft For significant contributions as […]

New Fellow of ICF-BSE

New Fellow of ICF-BSE

Professor Rizhi Wang was inducted to the International College of Fellows – Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE), by the “International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUS-BSE)” at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal on May 17-22, 2016. Based on ICF-BSE (http://www.fellowsbse.org), the honorary status of “Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering” […]

Honouring a visionary: Keith Brimacombe earns a place in Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Honouring a visionary: Keith Brimacombe earns a place in Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Few have had as resounding of an impact as Keith Brimacombe (1943-1997) in the metallurgical engineering world. A former UBC Engineering professor, Brimacombe was recognized for his lifetime contributions to metallurgical engineering and metals processing with an induction into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on January 14, 2016. As a researcher, Brimacombe pioneered the […]

Materials Engineering Professor appointed as SAMPE Fellow

Materials Engineering Professor appointed as SAMPE Fellow

Dr. Anoush Poursartip was recognized for his distinguished contributions in the fields of materials and processes. He joins 145 SAMPE members that have been honored over 32 years. The award ceremony will take place during CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in Dallas, Texas October 26-29, 2015.

Hydrometallurgy Pioneer’s Family Gives to UBC in His Memory

Hydrometallurgy Pioneer’s Family Gives to UBC in His Memory

In May 2015, Mrs. Gwynneth Peters, wife of the late Dr. Ernest Peters (1926-2009), made a generous donation to the Ernest Peters Prize, an award established in 1992 upon Dr. Peters’ retirement from the Department of Mining and Metallurgy.

New institute at UBC to provide training and research towards pipeline integrity

New institute at UBC to provide training and research towards pipeline integrity

The University of British Columbia launched a new institute today with the goal of providing education and research towards safer pipelines.

E-Week 2015 – MTRL comes second overall

E-Week 2015 – MTRL comes second overall

For the first time ever we participated in all 33 events, resulting in a record breaking second place finish.

UBC Materials Engineering welcomes renewed Canada Research Chair

UBC Materials Engineering welcomes renewed Canada Research Chair

Materials Engineering Professor Frank Ko’s Canada Research Chair in Advanced Fibrous Materials was renewed. His research in nanofibre technology focuses mainly on the design, characterization and…