In The Media
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.
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 September 26, 2023
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 June 30, 2023
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.
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 […]
By Lee on August 11, 2022
Professor Rachel Scholes has applied to do research on how much of the toxic substances lurk in B.C.’s drinking water.
UBC Civil In The Media – Des données du monde entier permettent d’estimer les risques sismiques en C.-B. (French)
By Lee on June 14, 2022
Originally published in: CBC Radio Canada Pendant que la Colombie-Britannique poursuit son programme d’atténuation sismique et continue à rénover ses écoles, des experts expliquent que ces décisions politiques ont été prises sur la base de données issues du monde entier, faute de tremblement de terre majeur survenu dans la province. Les prévisions séismologiques se fondent notamment sur […]
UBC Civil In The Media – Séismes: près de 300 écoles de la Colombie-Britannique toujours à risque (French)
By Lee on June 14, 2022
Originally published in: CBC Radio Canada Le programme d’atténuation sismique de la Colombie-Britannique, destiné à mettre 496 écoles de la province aux normes sismiques, arrive à mi-chemin. En date de mai 2022, 202 écoles ont été rénovées ou reconstruites, 25 sont en construction, cinq sont à construire, 14 sont en cours d’analyse de rentabilisation et 250 sont classées parmi les « priorités […]
By Lee on March 9, 2022
Originally published in: Journal of Commerce Nemy Banthia, a professor of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and his doctoral student Mohammed Farooq have developed a sensor network that can detect the early stages of mudslides and bridge foundation failures that are caused by flooding. What happens when rushing water assaults a […]
UBC Civil In The Media – Artist paints Vancouver Chinatown’s historic buildings to shed light on once ‘thriving’ neighbourhood
By Lee on February 15, 2022
Donna Seto was featured on CBC for her paintings of Vancouver Chinatown’s historic buildings.
By Lee on February 8, 2022
Assistant Professor Ryan Ziels talks about his research on detecting COVID in wastewater.
By Lee on December 21, 2021
Originally published in: North Shore News 5G Internet technology is powering a new generation of smart technologies collectively known as the ‘Internet of Things.’ After the worst flooding in B.C.’s modern history, could the new tech also save our homes and bridges? The next generation of wireless internet technology has led to some big promises — […]
By Lee on December 20, 2021
UBC Civil faculty spoke to media to offer their analysis and expertise on the challenges ahead with infrastructure rebuilding.
By Lee on December 17, 2021
Watch a recording of the webcast featuring our faculty members sharing their observations on the impact of the recent BC natural disasters.
UBC Civil In The Media – Engineers say better forecasting, co-ordinated warnings could protect B.C. from disasters
By Lee on December 15, 2021
Faculty members from the Department share their preliminary observations on the November BC floods.
By Lee on April 25, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | By Lindsay Cashin Radio Canada interviewed Pierre Bérubé, a UBC civil engineering professor and project lead on an invention that uses bacteria and gravity to turn non-potable water into drinking water. Prof. Bérubé said membranes in the system latch on to particles like dirt, bacteria and viruses.
By Lee on April 5, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | By Lindsay Cashin CTV reported on UBC Civil Engineering researchers who have created a system that uses bacteria and gravity to turn grey water into drinking water. Professor Pierre Bérubé, who led the project, said the technology removes the need for chemicals and complex mechanical systems that make water treatment systems […]
By Lee on March 24, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017 | By Lindsay Cashin The work being done by Professors Pierre Bérubé, Nemy Banthia, and other researchers with IC-IMPACTS is highlighted in “Troubled Waters,” a new five-part series in The Province. The series follows researchers to sites in India and Northern BC, where issues of drinking water contamination are gravely impacting local communities. […]
By Lee on May 10, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin Professor Don Mavinic is quoted in a recent opinion piece for the Times Colonist, by Jonathan Wilkinson, MP for North Vancouver and parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Mr. Wilkinson discusses the implementation of effective sewage treatment in the Capital Regional District in […]
By Lee on February 3, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin Professor Loretta Li is mentioned in a recent UBC Media release about research being conducted on Kisameet clay, long used by the Heiltsuk First Nation for its healing potential. First Nation’s clay kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lab tests – CBC News When Tradition Meets Business and Science: The Complex […]
By Lee on December 2, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin UBC engineering professor Bernard Laval was quoted in a VICE News article that examined the controversy around a proposed LNG terminal for Lelu island.
Civil in the news: Dr. Bernard Laval provides expert commentary on the future of Quesnel Lake after the Mount Polley mine disaster
By Lee on May 6, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin Civil professor Bernard Laval provided local media with commentary on the condition of Quesnel Lake following the Mount Polley Mine disaster. Articles appeared in CTV News, the Vancouver Sun, and the Vancouver Observer.