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UBC Civil in the media – UBC team probing tire chemical linked to salmon death wins $1.8M in funding
By uyen on December 19, 2023
It was one of 58 B.C. projects splitting $86 million in funding for salmon protection and habitat restoration.
Revolutionizing Affordable Housing: Dr. Tony Yang’s Research on Reinforcing Concrete Construction with Welded Wire Mesh
By uyen on November 22, 2023
Rapid population growth in major cities worldwide has created immense challenges when seeking affordable housing. However, excess construction costs can be reduced by employing concrete elements such as slabs, panels, and beams that are reinforced with welded wire mesh (WWM). This material consists of electrically welded rods to form a uniformly continuous mesh which has […]
By uyen on October 24, 2023
The key things for success in any disaster response plan are: for everyone involved to know what their responsibilities are
By uyen on October 23, 2023
Four of the twelve funded projects are under the skilled guidance of faculty from UBC Civil Engineering
By uyen on October 18, 2023
UBC engineering experts were among a group of researchers that visited Turkey to study the aftermath of its earthquake
By uyen on October 16, 2023
This announcement originally appeared on UBC Environmental Engineering. UBC Environmental Engineering (ENVL) has achieved the maximum allowable accreditation period for a new program by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The first accreditation period will be for three years for the four-year program at the UBC Vancouver campus, with regular renewal procedures planned to maintain program accreditation […]
By uyen on October 10, 2023
UBC Civil Engineering’s REACT Lab has been honored with the 2023 Climate Action Award from the Community Energy Association for their work on an income-qualified e-bike incentive program in collaboration with the District of Saanich, British Columbia and the Greater Victoria Community Social Planning Council. This award highlights the effectiveness of the program in reducing […]
By uyen on September 26, 2023
By uyen on September 5, 2023
This research is crucial in BC where the next major earthquake is not a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when.”
By uyen on July 31, 2023
Salmon holds immense ecological and cultural significance in B.C. However, the survival of these magnificent fish is under threat due to multiple stressors. Among the challenge salmon fac is a toxic chemical associated with car tires, which finds its way into our rivers and streams when rainwater washes it off roads. Fortunately, there’s a ray […]
By uyen on July 26, 2023
Originally published in: UBC News Most navigation apps can show you the fastest possible route to your destination and some can even suggest an eco-friendly route calculated to produce the least amount of carbon emissions. But what if they could also map the safest route with the lowest possible risk of a crash? A new algorithm developed […]
By uyen on July 25, 2023
By uyen on July 18, 2023
Joining UBC in 1976, Professor Isaacson remained at the forefront of research, teaching, and professional engagements.
By uyen on July 5, 2023
This recognition is a testament to their dedication to teaching and exemplary service to the university.
By uyen on June 30, 2023
By uyen on June 29, 2023
“I think the people who impacted my life the most during my degree aren’t the ones who hold the keys to these opportunities, but rather the ones who think differently than me and I have gotten to know anyways” Chloe Sirges Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science Grad year: 2023 Program: Civil Engineering Campus: Vancouver I […]
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By uyen on June 21, 2023
Kishoare Tamanna, a PhD student in Civil Engineering and a UBC Killam Doctoral Scholar at the School of Engineering, is making waves in the field of sustainable infrastructure development. Working at the Applied Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures (ALAMS) under the guidance of Professor Shahria Alam and co-supervised by Professor Tony Yang at the […]
By uyen on June 8, 2023
The UBC Concrete Canoe team’s journey in the summer of 2022 was filled with challenges, but their unwavering dedication and resilience propelled them to remarkable success. The team’s outstanding performance at the ASCE Pacific Northwest competition, securing 3rd place overall and achieving notable victories in the races, stands as a testament to their skill and […]
By uyen on June 5, 2023
Dr. Yang’s election to the CAE is a testament to his remarkable contributions and career in the field of engineering
Assistant Professor Zhengbo Zou Received NERSC Grant to enhance human-robot interaction in construction
By uyen on June 1, 2023
Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations.
By uyen on May 25, 2023
Originally published in Mechanical Business. Teams from the University of British Columbia and the University of Waterloo are among the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2023 Build Challenge. This was the 21st edition of the annual Solar Decathlon, a student competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design […]
By uyen on May 18, 2023
The benefits of the UBC-TEBO collaboration will go far beyond these organizations.
By uyen on May 16, 2023
Although their tower collapsed, their exceptional performance still earned them the second highest overall score
By uyen on May 11, 2023
On Design and Innovation Day in April, the project titled “Improving 16th Avenue for Walking, Biking and Rolling” by Team 10 from CIVL 446 was selected as the winner of the project poster category among several amazing projects by civil engineering students. Team 10, consisting of Adi Henegar, Bahati Msakamali, Jasmine Ma, Jeremy Karkanis, […]
By uyen on May 10, 2023
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has bestowed upon Dr. Ehsan Noroozinejad, a distinguished Senior Researcher at UBC Smart Structures, the esteemed ASCE Associate Editor Award of the year. This recognition is an exceptional honor, given the competitive nature of the award, with nearly 1,000 Associate Editors hailing from eminent universities across more than […]
Assistant Professor Zhengbo Zou Receives NFRF Grant to Enhance Social-Emotional Intelligence of Construction Robots
By uyen on May 3, 2023
The grant aims to support transformative Canadian-led research projects
By uyen on May 1, 2023
The Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA) is a cultural and architectural masterpiece that requires modern seismic safety measures to protect against future risk
By uyen on April 24, 2023
Third Space Commons is one of Canada’s first institutional spaces designed by students to be near-zero embodied carbon
By uyen on March 31, 2023
Dr. Amy Kim and Dr. Tarek Sayed are among the 2022 recipients for UBC’s prestigious Killam Research Prize and Accelerator Fellowship.
Turning disasters into knowledge, Professor Trevor Carey travelled to Taiwan to advance earthquake resilience
By miyuki konishi on March 29, 2023
Professor Trevor Carey was part of a team funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation that travelled to Hualien County in Southeastern Taiwan to study the impact of the September 2022 Taitung earthquakes.
By miyuki konishi on March 16, 2023
Professor Yang and his team are setting new standards for disaster-resilient, mass timber buildings.
By Lee on February 14, 2023
Dr. Zou imagines a future where robots and humans work hand-in-hand on construction sites to deliver projects and maintain buildings.
By Lee on January 19, 2023
Dr. Nemy Banthia has been named a University Killam Professor, UBC’s highest academic honour.
By Lee on January 18, 2023
Ms. Wolf is recognized for her leadership and practice in fostering inclusion and belonging within engineering education at UBC.
By Lee on January 6, 2023
Three years ago, Dr. Mehran Abtahi was one of four UBC community members who tragically lost their lives in the downing of flight PS752.
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UBC Civil In The Media – Wastewater off flights from China to Vancouver will soon be tested for COVID-19
By Lee on January 4, 2023
Originally published in: Victoria News Pilot project coming into effect alongside new federal mandate for COVID tests. The Vancouver International Airport will soon be testing wastewater off flights arriving from China and Hong Kong, as part of the federal government’s efforts to track how many cases of COVID-19 may or may not be entering Canada from […]