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Professor Nemy Banthia receives Aftab Mufti Medal for Best Paper in the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring

The International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) has awarded the paper entitled “Corrosion detection in reinforced concrete using induction heating and infrared thermography,” co-authored by Dr. Nemy Banthia and K. Kobayashi, the 2011 Aftab Mufti Medal for Best Paper in the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring.

Professor Nemy Banthia renewed as Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Sustainability

Dr. Nemy Banthia is the recipient of a renewed Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Sustainability. He has held this Chair since 2006. Click here for more information on Dr. Banthia’s Canada Research Chair.

2013 WEFTEC Design Competition Win

Congratulations! University of British Columbia team wins first place at the North American Water Environment Ferderation Student Design Competition (Environmental Division). This is the first time a Canadian team has won this event!

Professor Ken Elwood receives ACI Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Ken Elwood has been selected to receive the American Concrete Institute Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award. From ACI: “The Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of noteworthy work on ACI technical committees. This award goes to a current (or recent) chair, or under special circumstances, to deserving individuals other than […]

Play House: The Architecture of Daniel Evan White

This retrospective exhibition on the work of the Vancouver architect Daniel Evan White at the Museum of Vancouver, is curated by UBC Faculty members Greg Johnson (SALA/Civil Engineering) and Martin Lewis (SALA), in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Curator of Contemporary Issues, at the MOV. The exhibition will run for six months beginning October 16, 2013. […]

Civil Engineer helps re-launch Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science

Co-edited by UBC Civil Engineering prof. Don Mavinic, the Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science (JEES) will be re-launched this year by The Institution of Civil Engineers. It will begin publishing quarterly at the onset and progress to six editions per year. The journal aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of environmental research, while encouraging […]

CIVL Engineering researchers publish earthquake report on Guatemala

Civil Engineering professor and Director of the UBC Earthquake Engineering Research Facility Carlos Ventura and his PhD student Manuel Archila are part of the team who produced a report on the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Guatemala on November 7, 2012. The report, entitled “The November 7, 2012 M7.4 Guatemala Earthquake and its Implications for […]

New Master’s in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program starts in September

UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science is working with marine industry leaders to develop a new Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) graduate program in Mechanical Engineering.  The Department of Civil Engineering is also a partner to this new program, and Civil Engineering professor Dr. Michael Isaacson serves as the program’s Director.  Students in the NAME program […]

Bombardier Establishes NEW Fellowship in Transportation Planning at UBC

The Faculty of Applied Science is pleased to announce the establishment of the J. Armand Bombardier Sustainable Transportation Fellowship with a generous gift of $500,000 from the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation. The fellowship will be awarded to graduate students whose research is focused on one of three areas: The impacts of transportation investments on equity […]

Two CIVL Engineers inducted Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Two Civil Engineering professors Tarek Sayed and Dharma Wijewickreme have been inducted Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. The induction ceremony took place on June 20, 2013 in Montreal in conjunction with the Academy’s 2013 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. […]

EERF Researchers win Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence

Researchers at UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, including Dr. Carlos Ventura, Dr. William Finn and Dr. Armin Bebamzadeh, were part of a group of researchers from industry and academia who received the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence for their work in developing the “Seismic Retrofit Guidelines for the Performance-based Seismic Risk Assessment and […]

2013 NSERC Discovery Grant Accelerator Supplements Award Recipients

The 2013 NSERC Discovery Grant Accelerator Supplement Awards have been awarded to three of our colleagues this year: Nemy Banthia, Ken Elwood and Bernard Laval. Congratulations to Nemy, Ken and Bernard for their success in securing this supplemental grant to their NSERC DG. This year only 12 DAS have been awarded nationally and having 25% of […]

UBC Civil Engineering Professors Honoured by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

Five UBC Civil Engineering professors and one graduate student were honoured by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) during its annual conference in Montreal from May 29-June 1, 2013. Dharma Wijewickreme was doubly honoured at the conference: he received the CSCE’s Horst Leipholz Medal for his outstanding contributions to engineering mechanics research and practice in […]

The International CONCUR team has descended on Kilpisjärvi!

Dr. Bernard Laval’s International CONCUR team have finally landed in Kilpisjärvi Northern Finland to study the transition from ice cover to summer in a high latitude lake (70ºN). The team is hard at work in the field taking measurements of the temperature, conductivity, pressure, pH, turbidity, redox, PAR and current from the surface of the […]

Civil Engineering Professor receives UBC’s highest Teaching Honour

Professor Perry Adebar received a UBC Killam Teaching Prize during the May 28, 2013 convocation ceremonies where the following award citation was read, detailing Adebar’s unique contributions to teaching at UBC: “A well-known structural engineer in the British Columbia construction industry, Dr. Adebar is an exceptional teacher, able to convey highly complex mathematical and solid […]

PCWM Students at Science Rendezvous, 2013

On May 11th, check out Science Rendezvous at UBC, a family-friendly event where people and science meet! PCWM graduate students will be promoting the science of drinking water. Get hands-on experience experimenting with water treatment processes yourself; take the bottled vs tap taste challenge; pledge to reduce your water use (and enter to win awesome […]

CIVL grad student wins prestigious Cambridge Fellowship

UBC Civil Engineering PhD candidate Anirban Guha received the prestigious 2013 David Crighton Fellowship from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge. The award will support Guha to study and conduct research in Cambridge for two to three months, covering his travel and subsistence expenses up to £3,600 (approximately $5600 […]

Civil Professor Dr. Jonathan Fannin honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

UBC Civil Engineering professor Jonathan Fannin will be inducted as Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for his exceptional contributions to engineering. Fannin has compiled a body of experimental findings and related field observations that have contributed significantly to the state-of-the-art in geotechnical engineering as it relates to landslide risk management, designing with geosynthetics and seepage-induced […]

A Green and Sustainable Solution to Global Phosphorus Depletion

Closing the loop through nutrient recovery from different waste streams is now evolving as a necessary, sustainable development objective, driven by the urgent need to reduce consumption of vital natural resources (e.g. phosphate rock), reduce gas emissions and conserve energy. A better understanding of the chemistry, engineering and overall process integration is developing quickly and […]