Events

Civil in the news: Dr. Carlos Ventura discusses the need for crucial seismic upgrades at local high risk schools

Thursday, August 27, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin Dr. Carlos Ventura, Civil professor and director of UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, spoke with CTV News Vancouver about the need for crucial seismic upgrades at B.C. schools. Read the full story.

UBC Civil Engineering ranked No. 1 in Canada

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin QS World University Rankings has ranked UBC Civil Engineering No. 1 in Canada and 26th in the world for 2015. Regarded as one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures, the rankings by British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) are based on the weighted combination […]

EESD15 draws world’s leaders in engineering education for sustainable development to UBC-Vancouver

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin Just over 100 of the world’s thought-leaders in the field of engineering education for sustainable development recently descended on UBC-Vancouver for EESD15. The 7th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development, co-chaired by Professors Susan Nesbit and Thomas Froese of UBC Civil Engineering, ran June 9 – […]

Congratulations Civil Class of 2015!

Monday, June 8, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin On May 26, 2015, a Graduation Celebration for the Civil Engineering Class of 2015 took place in the Bachelor of International Economics Student Space. A large number of graduating students attended with their friends and family members to celebrate their achievement. Several graduating students were honoured for […]

Official Launch of the Pipeline Integrity Institute

Monday, April 27, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin APSC faculty members and administrators with leaders from PII partner organizations, depicted L – R: Richard Sones, Art Kanzaki, Dave Coffin, Michael Isaacson, Akram Alfantazi (PII Co-Director), Daan Maijer, Ken Paulson, Steve Hansen, Ziad Saad, Steve Kalny, Robert Jones, Graham Pryke, David Parker, Dharma Wijewickreme (PII Co-Director), […]

Canadian and Indian Prime Ministers highlight IC-IMPACTS in joint statement on bilateral relations

Monday, April 20, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin In the first visit to Canada by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years, the Honourable Narendra Modi was hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a trip to Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver in mid-April, 2015. In a joint statement addressing the full spectrum of bilateral […]

Second year students test their timber trusses to failure in the Structural Teaching Lab

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin On Tuesday, April 7, students in CIVL 228 (Introduction to Structural Engineering) celebrated the culminaton of their course work during truss testing day. Each year, CIVL 228 students work together to apply the structural analysis knowledge learned in class to design, construct, and test a timber truss […]

Watch the recent magnitude 4.8 Tofino quake unfold on BC’s Earthquake Early Warning System, developed by Dr. Carlos Ventura and team

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin Watch the Earthquake Early Warning System at work! This video, narrated by Civil Engineering Research Associate Dr. Kent Johansen, shows how a recent magnitude 4.8 Tofino earthquake propagated through the area from Powell River to Chilliwack. Developed under the lead of Dr. Carlos Ventura, the Earthquake Early […]

EERI Seismic Design Competition: the countdown is on!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin EERI Seismic Design Team Leads, pictured front row L – R: Farinaz Moayedi, Brian HyunWoo Sung, Simon Pelta, Paul Yan; back row L – R: Fraser Peterson, Mike Lumb, Sim Toor, Evan Peatt The UBC EERI Seismic Design Team is making final preparations to travel to the 2015 Undergraduate […]

Civil Student Organizations Profiled in Canadian Civil Engineer

Monday, March 23, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin Members of UBC Concrete Canoe and UBC CSCE, pictured L-R: Bradley Ho, Justin Brown, Christina Noël, Charles Noftall, Anthony McGill, Tyler Ezzy, Tyler Mann, Zhanslu Davletyarova. Two Civil Engineering student organizations partnered to contribute an article to Canadian Civil Engineer, the official publication of the Canadian Society for Civil […]

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2015: the countdown is on!

The UBC Concrete Toboggan Team is making the final preparations for the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race, which takes place January 21 – 25, 2015 at UBC-O. This year, a full team of 30 students will be travelling to Kelowna for the competition. The team consists of 11 GNCTR veterans and 19 first-timers, representing mainly […]

Go ENG Girl! outreach event a great success

UBC Engineering welcomed 100 Grade 9 girls from across B.C. to Go ENG Girl Saturday October 18 to learn about engineering from women professionals, academics and students. The outreach event, co-hosted by eng•cite and Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science & Technology (WWEST), is part of a national outreach effort in collaboration with the Ontario Network […]

New Civil students experience design, construction, and seismic testing on 2014 Imagine Day

Second year students work in teams to design and construct small-scale structures for testing in the EERF. On Tuesday, September 2, the Department welcomed 136 second-year students to the Civil Engineering Program. This year’s Civil Imagine Day offered exciting new activities that served to inform and inspire. The official Department welcome was conveyed by Dr. […]

Congratulations Civil Class of 2014

On May 27, 2014, a Graduation Reception for the Civil Engineering Class of 2014 took place in the Wayne & William White Engineering Design Centre. A large number of graduating students attended with their friends and family members, to celebrate and hear remarks from Professor Reza Vaziri, Head of the Department; Professor Bernard Laval, Associate […]

A Civil Valedictorian: Chris Young (BASc ’14) speaks at graduation

Chris Young, newly admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, was selected to give the valedictory address to fellow Applied Science graduating students in the Civil and Mechanical departments on May 27, 2014. His stellar academic record (top overall GPA of graduating UBC Civil Engineering students, second overall GPA of […]

Civil Engineering welcomes the new Dean

The Department of Civil Engineering is pleased to welcome the new Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, Professor Marc Parlange. Dean Parlange officially  took the helm of the Faculty on September 1, 2013, for a five year term. He now leads the education of more than 5,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate  students, in the School […]

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 […]

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 […]

Design & Construction Coordination with Building Information Modelling

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 20121:30pm – 2:30pmKAISER 2020/2030 “Design & Construction Coordination with Building Information Modelling”By Dr. Sheryl Staub-FrenchAssociate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Abstract The construction industry faces significant challenges, including increased design complexity, a fragmented supply chain, compressed project timelines, tightening budgets, and stagnant productivity. Building Information Modeling (BIM) holds great promise for addressing […]

UBC Civil Engineering Lecture Series

Lifting the Veil on Exposed StructureBy Paul Fast, P. Eng., Struc. Eng., FIStructEManaging Partner of the structural engineering firm, Fast + Epp Monday, October 15, 6:30pm to 8:30pmHR MacMillan Space Centre1100 Chestnut Street in Vancouver Modern timber engineering has come a long way from the quaint log cabin of old, giving rise to a whole […]

UBC’s Second Annual Earthquake Symposium

Join us for UBC’s second annual Earthquake Symposium! Thursday, October 18th, 4-6:00 p.m.CIRS, Room 1250Register Now Don’t miss UBC’s second annual Earthquake Symposium, part of UBC’s participation in ShakeOut BC. Join Civil Engineers, Carlos Ventura and Liam Finn, for a series of talks on topics ranging from Earthquake Warnings, to Seismic Inspection of Buildings and Earthquake […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]