By Sam Charles on June 8, 2018
The School of Engineering welcomed over 200 graduates and their guests to the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia to celebrate the convocation of its class of 2018.
By Sam Charles on June 6, 2018
From struggling first year engineering student to a UBC Okanagan School of Engineering graduate who is taking on the world one adventure after another, Karlyn Fischer is setting high goals.
By Sam Charles on May 29, 2018
The choice to finish a degree in four or five years can be a tough one for many students. The pressures of a heavy-work load, the costs of tuition and housing can all play a role in the decision to take an additional year to complete your degree.
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 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 11, 2018
Recent School of Engineer graduate, Finn van Donkelaar, won the regional American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Masters student presentation award this past weekend in Seattle.
By Sam Charles on April 10, 2018
UBC Okanagan researchers are using Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to conduct neutron beam testing on marine engine prototypes.
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 […]