Here at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, we are known internationally for our exceptional research output.

Over the past decade, our renowned faculty have provided tremendous leadership in educational and research activities, as well as formed close and mutually beneficial relationships with industry and government. From 2010 to 2020, UBC Civil Engineering published over 1,400 articles with over 40,000 citations in a variety of areas.*

UBC Civil Engineering has been successful in attracting $70 million in funding during the past 10 years. Funding comes from a variety of sources including Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC), Canada Foundation for Innovation, Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and other public and private companies.

Research Areas

Our faculty-led research groups explore these topic and their application in civil engineering for the pursuit of a sustainable future.

Research Facilities

Learn about the state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories in which our research is conducted.

Latest Research

Student Research Opportunities

Motivated and engaged individuals who wish to pursue research are encouraged to contact Faculty Members directly. We’re looking for people with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and personalities.

Awards & Chairships

Our esteemed faculty members hold a number of distinguished awards and honours. See the full list here.

Industry Partnerships

Collaboration and partnerships among faculty, alumni, and industry are key to our success in research and innovation. Our faculty and graduate students frequently partner with companies to tackle the biggest challenges in industry and society. From 2010 to 2020, industry partnerships made up 33% of our total funding.

If you are interested in amplifying our shared resources to generate cutting-edge innovations that will leave a lasting impact on our future, please get in contact with us at