New book maps out the design, performance, and application of the material of the future: Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Dr. Banthia discusses the unique properties and implications of UHPC, for sustainable infrastructure.

UBC Civil In The Media – 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

Several faculty members from UBC Civil Engineering spoke to the media to offer their expertise on earthquake response and resilient infrastructure.

Civil Student Spotlight – Building and Maintaining Connections is the Key to Success

Kimia Miraki Program: Civil Engineering Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science Campus: Vancouver What extracurricular activities are you currently involved in? I am currently the co-president of the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) Student Chapter of UBC, where I am involved in leading our team through various projects. This year, our team has undertaken significant […]

Civil Student Spotlight – Striving to Develop Ideas Into a Reality by Creating a Lasting Impact

Kelly Kim Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science Program: Civil Engineering Campus: Vancouver What extracurricular activities are you currently involved in? Currently, I am involved in the Concrete Toboggan Engineering Design Team as the Ski Design Subteam Lead, the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Society (Civil Club) as Co-President, and I work part-time with Industra Construction Corp as […]

Alumni Talk – “You can only plan your career path so much.”

Federico Puscar Degree: Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Grad year: 2017 Program: Transportation Engineering Campus: Vancouver Current Company: WSP Canada Current Area of Work: Federico is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia and certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) by the Transportation Professional Certification Board. […]

Dr. Sara Beck – Transforming Access to Clean Water through Decentralized Treatment Solutions

The pressing question that prompts this research is how do you achieve the same efficacy of water treatment at smaller scales with limited resources

UBC Civil Faculty Among Recipients of Research Excellence Clusters Funded for 2024/25

Among the funded research clusters, two led by UBC Civil faculty are set to redefine disaster resilience and infrastructure development.

Alumni Talk – “I was willing to do work that others weren’t.”

Annie Stancheva Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science Grad year: 2015 Program: Civil Engineering Campus: Vancouver Current Company: Urban Systems-multi disciplinary company based out of Kamloops, with many offices across Canada. The company is a networked organization where the structure is non-traditional. The structure allows for employees to have internal and external clients while working under […]

A Q&A with UBC Civil Research Assistant on the Aftermath of Mount Polley Spill

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and the program that you are in? My name is Brody Granger and I completed my M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering in the discipline of Environmental Fluid Mechanics with Dr. Bernard Laval in 2020. Since then I’ve been working for Dr. Laval as a research assistant, […]

UBC Civil in the media – UBC team probing tire chemical linked to salmon death wins $1.8M in funding

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

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 […]

Preparing for the Big One: UBC Civil Engineering share lessons from Türkiye’s earthquakes

The key things for success in any disaster response plan are: for everyone involved to know what their responsibilities are

New provincial funding will advance research by the UBC Disaster Resilience Research Network

Four of the twelve funded projects are under the skilled guidance of faculty from UBC Civil Engineering

UBC Civil in the Media – What B.C. could learn from Turkiye earthquake 

UBC engineering experts were among a group of researchers that visited Turkey to study the aftermath of its earthquake

UBC Environmental Engineering receives accreditation from Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board

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 […]

Dr. Tamara Etmannski named Co-Director of Environmental Engineering

Dr. Tamara Etmannski, with her illustrious journey in academia, is set to embark on a new chapter.

Dr. Sheryl Staub-French Receives NSERC Funding to Empower Indigenous Youth in STEM Education

This grant is about laying the foundation for a future where STEM education is truly inclusive

Dr. Trevor Carey Receives Funding to Bridge Critical Gap in Earthquake Preparedness in BC.

This research is crucial in BC where the next major earthquake is not a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when.”

Rain gardens could save salmon from toxic tire chemicals

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 […]

New algorithm maps safest routes for city drivers

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 […]

Professor Michael Isaacson retires after 47 years from UBC Civil Engineering

Joining UBC in 1976, Professor Isaacson remained at the forefront of research, teaching, and professional engagements.

Dr. Jongho Lee and Dr. Ryan Ziels promoted to associate professor with tenure

This recognition is a testament to their dedication to teaching and exemplary service to the university.

Seize every opportunity

“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 […]

Civil Engineering PhD candidate receives UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship

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 […]

UBC Concrete Canoe wins 3rd place at ASCE Pacific Northwest competition

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 […]

Professor Tony Yang Awarded The Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellowship

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

Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations.

Third Quadrant Design Won 3rd Place at Solar Decathlon 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 […]

UBC Seismic Took Home Communications Award from the EERI Seismic Design Competition

Although their tower collapsed, their exceptional performance still earned them the second highest overall score

Transforming Campus Safety: CIVL 446’s Team 10 Selected as The Winner of D&I Project Poster

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, […]

Civil Engineering Researcher Recognized for Exemplary Editorial Leadership

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 […]

Seismic Upgrades at MOA: How Base Isolation Technology can Preserve Cultural Heritage

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

Civil Engineering Students Take on the Challenge of Designing a Nearly-Zero Carbon Building

Third Space Commons is one of Canada’s first institutional spaces designed by students to be near-zero embodied carbon

Dr. Amy Kim and Dr. Tarek Sayed receives 2022 UBC Faculty Research Awards

Dr. Amy Kim and Dr. Tarek Sayed are among the 2022 recipients for UBC’s prestigious Killam Research Prize and Accelerator Fellowship.