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October 15, 2021 Instagram Post

IMechE and Professional Engineering host Eng/Rec 2021, a virtual fair for early engineering careers – ideal if you are looking for the perfect job or course to boost your skills. All attendees will come away with our brilliant Careers Guide, packed with all the tips, insight and useful information. Register now and get your copy when you attend virtually on 29th October: https://engrec2021.vfairs.com/

October 14, 2021 Instagram Post

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The UBC nomination deadline for the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Awards is December 7, 2021. This deadline allows time to secure a letter of support from School of Engineering leadership.

The awards include an Undergraduate Ambassador Award category with awards ranging from $5k-10k, and the Claudette Mackay-Lassonde Graduate Award ($15k). Applicants must self-identify as female, possess Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status, be enrolled full-time in an accredited Engineering Program (for the undergraduate awards, the applicant cannot be in their final year of study as of Sept. 2021).

Learn more about the awards at https://www.cemf.ca/en/awards

In order to allow enough time for a letter of support from School leadership to be written, applicants must submit the written portions of their application to sherry.green@ubc.ca by December 7, 2021 in a single pdf titled “CEMF-campusofstudy-lastname-firstname.” Students are responsible for submitting their complete application directly to CEMF by the January 10th deadline.

October 12, 2021 Instagram Post

Two of the School of Engineering’s longest-serving faculty have been named @EngineersCanada Fellows for their noteworthy service to the profession. Professors Stephen O’Leary & Rehan Sadiq rank among the top 2% of cited scientists globally in their respective fields. Learn more at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/10/12/engineers-canada-welcomes-2-school-of-engineering-faculty-as-fellows/

October 11, 2021 Instagram Post

Join the School of Engineering’s Engineering Graduate Students Society for “The Guidebook to Graduate Student Life UBC Okanagan” on October 15/21 from 5pm – 7pm PT. Register in advance for this meeting: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IpdeGoqzsvE9Kxe6je24oG2nuOlrshJf7N

October 8, 2021 Instagram Post

Canadian Natural Resources Limited hosts a Career Connections Info Session on Thursday October 14 from 4pm-5pm PDT. Register and join this employer info session to learn more about the employment opportunities available at CNR. Register at https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6QK0IAo5krgrbf0

October 7, 2021 Instagram Post

Joint UBCO & UMMC wins International Overhead Imagery Hackathon. Utilizing AI/ & ML methods, the team made up of School of Engineering graduate students developed a system to classify different types of building damage caused by natural disasters. Learn more at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/10/07/joint-ubco-ummc-team-wins-international-overhead-imagery-hackathon/

October 2, 2021 Instagram Post

Register for a special virtual fair October 7, 2021 with Canada’s top graduate engineering schools. The Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) brings together 6 of Canada’s top universities. Learn more at https://www.engineeringgradstudies.com/register/

September 30, 2021 Instagram Post

Today is National Truth & Reconciliation Day. A day to reflect and recognize that there is still much work to be done to build and foster meaningful connections with Indigenous communities and culture.
https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/09/27/recognizing-the-national-day-for-truth-reconciliation/

September 28, 2021 Instagram Post

Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) is NRCan’s signature accelerated development program for Master’s, Law (Juris Doctorate), and Ph.D. graduates. The program is looking for highly motivated candidates who are eager to contribute to policies and programs that affect the forestry, mining, clean tech and energy sectors, with crosscutting focus on Indigenous reconciliation. Over the course of two years, participants will learn how to effectively manage their careers and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in policy.

Learn more at http://ow.ly/3eh250GeBI3

 

September 27, 2021 Instagram Post

Join University of Alberta Research Associate Radovan Urban for his presentation entitled Lab on a Nanotip: Scientific and Technological Frontiers Using Metallic Nanotips on Thursday, October 7 @ 12pm – 1pm via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5UkfuGoqTgrG9WrNyHQCBI3F4f_CJoqtjn7

September 24, 2021 Instagram Post

A newly launched research initiative called Projects-to-Classrooms (P2C) is giving students the opportunity to work on real-world industry projects under the supervision of @UBCOSOE faculty. Positions are manufacturing-based and paid.
Learn more at https://i4.ubc.ca/home-page/projects-to-classrooms/. Applications will start to be reviewed as of Monday September 27, 2021.

September 22, 2021 Instagram Post

The UBC Faculty of Applied Science Engineering Mentoring Program offers an outstanding opportunity to develop impactful relationships with industry professionals and other students, while developing vital communication skills. Learn more and sign up at https://pd.engineering.ubc.ca/mentorship/. Application deadline is October 3, 2021.

September 17, 2021 Instagram Post

Are you a member of a historically underrepresented group in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math? If so, you may be eligible for a Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship. Learn more at https://www.stantec.com/en/about/community-engagement/scholarships/equity-diversity-scholarship

September 16 Instagram Post

UBC Okanagan’s Student Learning Hub offers many student services/supports/resources. The Hub is located in LIB 237, and open during the week from 9am – 5pm.

Here are some of the resources: subject tutoring (including APSC), writing consultation, supplemental learning, English language development, learning strategist, peer mentors, online learning resources, technical support for online learning.

Learn more at https://students.ok.ubc.ca/academic-success/learning-hub/

September 14, 2021 Instagram Post

Solving our water challenges requires a necessarily interdisciplinary approach. UBC FW unites water
researchers from all UBC departments to share ideas, event invitations, provocative water ideas,
recruit research participants, and build a social water community at UBC. Learn more at www.water.ubc.ca

September 13, 2021 Instagram Post

Are you a new graduate student @UBCOSOE? Join members of the Engineering Graduate Student Society and SOE Administrators to learn more about graduate studies @UBCOSOE. Friday September 17, 2021 at 1pm PDT. Register at https://ubc.zoom.us/j/68847004111?pwd=azVNVG1MOWQ5NmVtQlkwWFh3VllhUT09

September 13, 2021 Instagram Post

5 days left until the Hackathon for Science Education begins! Sign-up to build a low-budget science educational kit for students in low-resource communities. Win up to $800 plus the chance to have your projects used in Pueblo Science’s outreach events around the world! To learn more and register https://puebloscience.org/hackathon/

September 9, 2021 Instagram Post

Research opportunities in health for undergraduate students at UBC Okanagan. Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) is an undergraduate research program at UBC Okanagan, aiming to offer a unique cross-disciplinary platform for undergraduate students to engage in academic research, while also receiving professional training through custom-designed workshops.

All undergraduate students (from any faculty/school) at UBC Okanagan may apply for MURPH research positions available during the academic year of 2021-2022. A part-time commitment is expected from those admitted to the program.
Note: The students who have participated in the program in the past two years are not eligible to apply this year.

To learn more about the benefits and opportunities offered through MURPH, as well as applying to the program, please visit https://mmri.ubc.ca/murph/.

September 6, 2021 Instagram Post

School of Engineering Academic Services has a new home in UNC207. Book appointment at pdportal.apsc.ubc.ca to meet with an Advisor either in-person or virtually. Full listing of services provided by Academic Services is available at https://soeadvising.ok.ubc.ca

Drop-ins are via Zoom only. Booked spots available in the morning (Pacific Time).

September 6, 2021 Instagram Post

Welcome to the start of a new term! The first few weeks are always hectic so be sure to check out these sites for resources and events:
https://soeadvising.ok.ubc.ca
https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/
http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/
https://www.engsoc-ubco.com/
https://egss.ok.ubc.ca/

September 3, 2021 Instagram Post

Join #UBCO Equity & Inclusion Office for Queer Orientation 2021 and celebrate our diverse 2SLGBTQIA+ community. equity.ok.ubc.ca/queer-orientation-2021

September 1, 2021 Instagram Post

Global initiative seeks to establish cooling hubs in urban areas. School of Engineering Associate Professor Joshua Brinkerhoff among international collaboration to address extreme heat events in urban environments. Learn more at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/09/01/global-initiative-seeks-to-establish-cooling-hubs-in-urban-areas/.

August 26, 2021 Instagram Post

New water quality assessment technique could be a game changer. UBC Okanagan engineers create testing system to ensure drinking water is safe. Learn more at https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2021/08/26/new-water-quality-assessment-technique-could-be-a-game-changer/

August 25, 2021 Instagram Post

Pushing innovation inspires @UBCOSOE aluma Veronika Kowalczyk in her role as an Engineer in Training @CanadianPacific. Learn about her contributions to CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program at https://sustainability.cpr.ca/about/highlight-stories/cps-hydrogen-powered-locomotive-pilot-project/

August 24, 2021 Instagram Post

Height of handrail plays pivotal role in reducing injuries. New research, led by School of Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Vicki Komisar and her colleague Dr. Alison Novak from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is helping to develop WorkSafe BC guidelines within the organization’s recently released Slips, Trips & Falls Prevention Manual. Learn more at https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2021/08/24/height-of-handrail-plays-pivotal-role-in-reducing-injuries/

August 16, 2021 Instagram Post

Transport Canada announces first Departmental Science Advisor (DSA). School of Engineering Professor Gordon Lovegrove will work closely with Dr. Mona Nemer (Chief Science Advisor of Canada), Infrastructure Canada, and a network of DSAs from other Government departments. Learn more at https://tc.canada.ca/en/corporate-services/transparency/transport-canada-s-departmental-science-advisor.

August 11, 2021 Instagram Post

Attention 1st Year (& 2nd Year transfer) students. The Engineering Society is subsidizing the cost of calculators, lab coats, & goggles purchased for the upcoming school year. Limited number available. Offered on a first-come, first serve basis. Some conditions apply. Access the store at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/162352012239

August 11, 2021 Instagram Post

UBC researchers received more than $5.7m in funding for 37 projects from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Among the projects include two School of Engineering initiatives. Assistant Professor, and Principal’s Research Chair in Control Systems (Tier 2), Ahmad Al-Dabbagh will lead a research initiative focused on autonomy and resilience of control systems using an Industry 4.0 platform. While Assistant Professor Michael Benoit will add a laser directed energy deposition system and software to design novel alloys at his Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab. Learn more about the funding announcement at https://research.ubc.ca/jelf-2021.

August 9, 2021 Instagram Post

New sensor provides quick test to measure antibiotic resistance. Using microwave sensing technology, UBC Okanagan Assistant Professor Mohammad Zarifi and his team at the Okanagan Microelectronics and Gigahertz Applications (OMEGA) Lab have developed a low-cost, contactless, portable and reusable microwave sensor that acts as a fast and reliable evaluation tool for measuring antibiotic resistance. Learn more at https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2021/08/09/ubco-technology-paves-way-towards-personalized-antibiotic-therapy/

August 4, 2021 Instagram Post

Researchers @UBCOSOE create device that lessens hand tremors. New wearable mechanism may lessen the burden of those living with Parkinson’s. Learn more at https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2021/08/04/ubco-researcher-creates-device-that-lessens-hand-tremors/

August 3, 2021 Instagram Post

UBC STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY – Geering Up is now starting the hiring process for Fall 2021. In the Okanagan, there are two opportunities currently available: Kelowna Student Assistant (PT) and Kelowna Instructor (PT). For more information, and to apply, visit https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/join-us/general-information/staff/part-time-positions/ or email recruitment@geeringup.ca

August 30, 2021 Instagram Post

The latest edition of the Engineering Change newsletter is now available. Read about recent highlights from the School of Engineering at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/faculty-and-staff/quarterly-updates_reminders/

July 28, 2021 Instagram Post

The four @UBCOSOE student-led teams that received funding from the inaugural Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Impact (IEI) Fund have been steadily making progress through the spring and summer. Check out their project updates at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/07/28/iei-recipients-making-great-strides-this-summer/

July 26, 2021 Instagram Post

There is still time to contribute to the @UBCOSOE 14 Not Forgotten Memorial. The memorial will be installed outside the EME, and serve as an important focal point @ubcokanagan where the campus can gather & celebrate its welcoming and inclusive environment. Learn more at https://give.ubc.ca/projects/14-not-forgotten/

July 20, 2021 Instagram Post

Learn how School of Engineering Assistant Professor Vicki Komisar is helping prevent falls amongst seniors. Through funding from Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Dr. Komisar is investigating why head injury is so prevalent among falling seniors.Read more about the research at https://www.msfhr.org/1/news_article/keeping-seniors-safer-from-falls

July 15, 2021 Instagram Post

Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) is an undergraduate research program at UBC Okanagan, aiming to offer a unique cross-disciplinary platform for undergraduate students to engage in academic research, while also receiving professional training through custom-designed workshops. The core component of MURPH includes project teams comprising multiple undergraduate students and faculty members across different disciplines working together on applied health research projects.

We are inviting all undergraduate students from any faculty/school at UBC Okanagan to apply for the MURPH research positions available over the academic year of 2021-2022. Part-time commitment is expected from the admitted students to the program.

Note: The students who have participated in the program in the past two years are not eligible to apply again this year.

To learn more about the benefits and opportunities offered through MURPH, as well as applying to the program, please visit https://mmri.ubc.ca/murph/.

Application deadline: September 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 Instagram Post

Fluorescence lighting helps detect impurities in water. Shining a beam of light into potentially contaminated water samples may hold the key to real-time detection of hydrocarbons and pesticides in water. Learn more about the work being done by Assistant Professor Nicolas Peleato and graduate student Ziyou Li at https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2021/07/15/ubco-researchers-light-the-way-to-cleaner-water/

July 12, 2021 Instagram Post

Help make an indelible mark on the Okanagan campus and @UBCOSOE. The School is raising funds to build a permanent 14 Not Forgotten memorial that will serve as a lasting symbol of inclusion on our campus. You can donate online at give.ubc.ca/14-not-forgotten. Every dollar brings us closer to our goal.

July 12, 2021 Instagram Post

Attention incoming first-year students: Start building a strong foundation for your engineering degree by participating in the free, online, non-credit Summer Transition to Engineering Bridge Program starting July 19, 2021. The online courses are provided in a flexible and modular online platform, and students can complete the course content at their own pace. Learn more & enroll at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/step/.

July 7, 2021 Instagram Post

New fourth-year course (MANF 465) bridges data mining and machine learning with control systems to innovate manufacturing production facilities. Learn more at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/07/07/merging-data-analytics-and-control-systems-for-industrial-automation/

July 5, 2021 Instagram Post

Check out the latest edition (July 2021) of Engineering Change, the @UBCOSOE newsletter. Access current and past editions of the newsletter at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/faculty-and-staff/quarterly-updates_reminders/.

July 5, 2021 Instagram Post

Compete to develop cutting-edge computing technologies to solve real-world Neuroscience problems in the inaugural Brain-Computer Interface Hackathon. The competition runs from July 30-August 2 (preceded by two weeks of workshops), and is free. Learn more at https://natuab.ca/event/nathack.

June 29, 2021 Instagram Post

Learn more about the Canadian Engineering Grand Challenge next week at an interactive event. The workshop will be held on July 7th from 3:30 to 5pm PDT (Zoom event). Students who wish to participate must register using the following link: https://ceea.ca/conference/canadian-engineering-grand-challenges-and-engineering-leadership-workshop/

June 29, 2021 Instagram Post

The School of Engineering welcomes four new faculty on July 1. The new research faculty bring a wealth of experience in digital health, smart structures, smart transportation, and microbial ecosystems. Learn more at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/06/29/new-faculty-bring-expertise-in-digital-health-smart-cities-and-microbial-ecosystems/

June 28, 2021 Instagram Post

Open letter from @UBCOSOE Indigenous Caucus – Time to Reflect. Thank you for taking the time to explore the Indigenous context, as it relates to the School of Engineering, with us (the School’s Indigenous Caucus) this month. Read the letter at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/06/28/open-letter-from-indigenous-caucus-time-to-reflect/

June 23, 2021 Instagram Post

Today is International Women in Engineering Day. Learn about some of the amazing @UBCOSOE #EngineeringHeroes! https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/women-in-engineering/ #INWED21! Inwed1919

Check out the International Women in Engineering Day Events:

International Women in Engineering Day Trivia Evening organized by the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division: https://www.egbc.ca/Events/Events/2021/DA1JUN21

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Okanagan Branch Event: The Impact of Allyship https://www.egbc.ca/Events/Events/2021/OK1JUN21

International Women in Engineering Day Global Activities: https://www.inwed.org.uk/activities/

June 22, 2021 Instagram Post

Open letter from @UBCOSOE Indigenous Caucus – Recent history. “the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an important document, and serves as a framework towards reconciliation.” Read the letter at https://engineering.ok.ubc.ca/2021/06/22/open-letter-from-indigenous-caucus-understanding-the-indigenous-perspective/

June 21, 2021 Instagram Post

As we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on June 23rd, help @UBCOSOE create a lasting symbol of inclusivity on the Okanagan campus. Donations are now being accepted towards a 14 Not Forgotten art installation (to be located behind the EME Building). The memorial, designed by two well-established artists Indigenous to the BC Interior, will serve to commemorate the lives lost, and as a reminder of the School’s commitment to equity, diversity%