By Sam Charles on June 25, 2018
A pair of visiting researchers are collaborating with the Sustainable Transport Safety Research Lab at UBC’s Okanagan campus to make the busy 6-lane divided Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue) through Kelowna more vibrant, aesthetic and safer.
By Sam Charles on June 14, 2018
Faculty from the Okanagan campus accounted for two of the three (faculty category) UBC Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Service.
By Sam Charles on May 4, 2018
First year Engineering student Levon Joslin sees an opportunity to make a difference. “I want to help others and to protect the environment,’ says the Lax’Kwalaams First Nation member who grew up in Edmonton. With an older cousin in engineering, Joslin was drawn to the field due to his gift for mathematics. “I’ve always had […]
By Sam Charles on April 30, 2018
What goes up must come down and it has left an opportunity for a novel innovation from some UBC Okanagan Engineering students. As part of their fourth-year capstone project, a group of students designed a unique launching, docking and storing system for kite energy technology. With the growing focus on renewable energy around the World, […]
By Sam Charles on April 26, 2018
In their recent energy simulation, results indicate an over 95-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the owners of the “home of tomorrow”.
By Sam Charles on April 19, 2018
School of Engineering Staff Profile - Marc Nadeau Name Marc Nadeau Title Lab Manager, Technical Support Group When did you start with the School of Engineering? June 2014 What is your role (tasks)? My main role is to ensure the smooth operation of undergraduate labs & to provide technical support to Researchers. I manage a […]
By Sam Charles on April 18, 2018
From styles and genres of writing to strategies and processes, Engineering and Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies faculty and staff have developed a textbook and curriculum that provides first-year university students with writing fundamentals.
By Sam Charles on April 17, 2018
When Robson Carrier was younger, his dad used to bring home Lego and construction toys for him to play with. The fascination in how things are built and how they work continued into high school. He went on to compete in drafting competitions and eventually decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and study engineering. […]
By Sam Charles on April 7, 2018
Courtney Bethune brought along her love for physics and chemistry when she arrived on the UBC Okanagan campus. Bethune’s father works for an Aboriginal engineering firm which specializes in civil engineering projects. “When I was younger, I would tag along to my dad’s firm and it was such a cool experience,” explains Bethune. “I want […]