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.

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

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.”

Assistant Professor Zhengbo Zou Received NERSC Grant to enhance human-robot interaction in construction

Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations.

Professor Nemy Banthia receives $1.5 million from NSERC to develop carbon-neutral materials to rehabilitate Vancouver sewerage

The project will develop carbon-neutral geopolymer materials to coat pipes and manholes.

Professor Tony Yang receives $1 million NSERC Alliance Missions grant

Dr. Yang and his team of researchers received the grant to develop advanced structural and robotic technologies.

Dr. Jongho Lee receives NFRF grant to develop artificial trees for extreme weather-resilient cities

UBC Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Jongho Lee has received the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) grant to develop a tri-layer film that mimics natural trees’ water management function – a technology that will help build extreme weather-resilient cities. A naturally effective dewatering instrument, a tree transpires 97% of the water absorbed by its roots […]

U-WatR initiative led by Dr. Pierre Bérubé receives $4 million in CFI funding

Update on June 24, 2021: Total amount for U-WatR CFI Innovation Fund has been awarded at $4M, which consists of funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation, BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF), and various sources.  The Used-Water to Resources (U-WatR) initiative, led by Civil Engineering professor Pierre Bérubé, has been awarded $1.6 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s […]

Prof. Victor Lo’s research receives $300,000 boost from BC Innovation Council

A wastewater treatment research project led by Professor Emeritus Victor Lo has received a $300,000 Ignite Award from the BC Innovation Council, to support the continued efforts to bring Prof. Lo’s “sludge-busting” solution to market. The technology, which uses microwave radiation to pre-treat solid sewage, helps reduce the volume of biosolids resulting from the treatment […]

$4M in funding announced for IC-IMPACTS projects

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin The Vancouver Sun reported on a research-development initiative between India’s Department of Science and Technology, India’s biotechnology department and IC-IMPACTS that will provide $4 million for 10 new projects. IC-IMPACTS is headed by Professor Nemy Banthia.  The projects will include energy management systems and portable disease-detection devices.

New APSC Sustainability Pathway Initiative: Grant awarded to Civil’s Dr. Susan Nesbit, with CHBE Professor Naoko Ellis

Congratulations to Professors Naoko Ellis (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering) and Susan Nesbit (Department of Civil Engineering) who, in September 2014, were awarded a two year Sustainability Pathway Grant by UBC’s Sustainability Initiative Teaching and Learning Office.   The new APSC Sustainability Pathway Initiative aims to: assess the interest and support for a sustainability pathway in APSC […]

Civil faculty members awarded over $300,000 in NSERC funding

Civil engineering faculty members were five of the thirty six APSC researchers to receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as part of the 2014 funding competition. Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program awards went to Professor Pierre Bérubé for the Organic Carbon Characterization System research project and Professor […]

Top Canadian, Indian institutions form $30M partnership to improve water and infrastructure safety, eradicate diseases

Scientists from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto and 11 leading institutions in India are joining forces to tackle urgent issues in both countries with a $30-million partnership. Supported by the Canadian government and state and industry partners in India, the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community […]

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, […]