Department News

Robotic Exploration of Aquatic Environments

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 20121:00pm – 2:00pmKAISER 2020/2030 ” Robotic Exploration of Aquatic Environments”By Dr. Bernard LavalAssociate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Abstract Exploration of the aquatic environment is complicated by extreme pressure and near-zero propagation of radio or microwave radiation. While extreme pressure requires bulky pressure protection vessels, a greater obstacle to exploration of aquatic […]

Christchurch Earthquake: One Year Later

TUESDAY, February 14, 20121:00pm – 2:30pmKAISER 2020/2030 “Christchurch Earthquake: One Year Later”By Dr. Ken Elwood, P.Eng.Associate Professor, University of British Columbia AbstractAt 12:51pm on February 22, 2011, Dr. Ken Elwood was about to sit down for a seminar on Seismic Assessment of Existing Masonry Buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand, when a Mw 6.3 earthquake violently […]

Cleaning Membranes with Bubbles

TUESDAY, March 06, 20121:00pm – 3:00pmKAISER 2020/2030 “Cleaning Membranes with Bubbles”By Dr. Pierre Bérubé, P.Eng.Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering AbstractMembrane systems are increasingly being used in water treatment applications because of their ability to effectively retain contaminants of concern. However, some of the retained material can accumulate. Unless removed, the accumulated material (i.e. foulants) […]

The Art and Science of Engineering Modeling

TUESDAY, March 27, 20121:00pm – 3:00pmKAISER 2020/2030 “The Art and Science of Engineering Modeling”By Dr. Terje HaukaasAssociate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering AbstractThe ultimate goal in engineering is to make decisions about the suitability of candidate designs and actions. To make such decisions, engineers utilize models of various forms and complexity. This presentation aims at […]

ShakeOut BC Earthquake Symposium

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011Time: 3:40 – 6:00 p.m.Location: Centre for Integrated Research on Sustainability (CIRS), Room 1250 – 2260 West Mall (map) Don’t miss this earthquake symposium with an expert panel, which was organized by Dr. Carlos Ventura, Director of Earthquake Engineering Research Facility. The symposium will include a shake table demonstration, five presenters […]

UBC Professor in new book about the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Professor Barbara Lence, a faculty member of the Civil Engineering department at your university, is among the scientists and engineers featured in a new book about the Cascadia Subduction Zone published by HarperCollins in Canada and Counterpoint Press in the U.S. in April 2011. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a disaster waiting to happen. This […]

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Students Orientation Day – Sept 6, 2011

On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Department of Civil Engineering would like to welcome all its new and returning undergraduate student to start off the 2011 winter semester. To help acquaint all 2nd year and transfer students with our department, we will be hosting an ORIENTATION MEETING on: Tuesday, September 6, 201111:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Hugh Dempster […]

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd’s generous increase to its scholarship funding to Civil Engineering

The KLOHN Crippen Berger Scholarship in Memory of Walter Skukin, has been endowed by Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. and the Paul Poohachow family.  Walter Skukin graduated in Civil Engineering from UBC in 1970, and was a highly esteemed member of Klohn Leonoff Ltd. from the time of his graduation to his death in 1986. This scholarship, […]

Civil Engineering student helps design a world of hope in Niger

CALGARY – Derek Rempel from Chilliwack, BC, a third-year civil engineering student at the University of British Columbia, returned home from a project trip to Niamey, Niger this week.  Rempel was part of a team of architects and engineers from across North America who volunteered their time with Engineering Ministries International Canada. The team spent […]

Civil Engineering Graduation Reception 2011

The Department of Civil Engineering is hosting a cake and coffee reception in honour of the Graduating Class of 2011. Civil graduating students and their families are invited to join us in the WOOD IRC main lobby for this reception, which will be held prior to the start of your UBC Convocation ceremonies. Department Head, […]

Free Public Seminar: Christchurch Earthquake and Lessons for BC

UBC Department of Civil Engineering presents: Free Public Seminar:Christchurch Earthquake and Lessons for BC Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Refreshments 6:00 pm, Presentation 6:30-8:00 pmRoom C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Seating is limited. Pre-registration is recommended at www.seabc.ca/Christchurch Abstract: UBC Seismic expert Dr. Ken Elwood was in Christchurch New Zealand when the M 6.3 […]

UBC graduate student receives prestigious woman in engineering scholarship

Vancouver, Canada—April 18, 2011—Civil Engineering graduate student Emilie Lapointe is the 2011 Vale Master’s in Engineering Scholarship winner. Awarded by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF), this prestigious $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the most promising woman in a graduate engineering program at the master’s level in Canada. Recognized as an outstanding and dedicated […]

Tour/Site Visit: Old Capilano Bridge Replacement

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011 Time: Two tours are scheduled. Group size for each tour is limited to 20.Group 1: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PMGroup 2: 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Meetup Location: Registered participants must sign-in at Clyde parkade of Park Royal Shopping Centre (Parking lot south of The Bay) at least 10 minutes prior to the tour. Participants […]