Undergraduate Student Club
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Undergraduate Student Club (USC) aims to enhance the students’ experience during their time in the Department. Undergraduate students automatically become members of this club upon entering the Department. Its executive council addresses academic issues through academic feedback sessions; coordinates graduation photos, packages and iron rings; organizes various social events such as the grad cruise, monthly socials, biweekly barbeques and Engineering Week events; coordinates with industry partners in organizing the industry nights and Design Banquet; and represents Chemical and Biological Engineering Undergraduate students to the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), Alma Mater Society (AMS), the departments and the faculty of Applied Science. For more information and to contact any of the council executives please refer to their website at http://www.chbecouncil.com.
USC also manages a student clubroom on the third floor available at all-hours for its club members to study, socialize, eat, and relax. The CHBE USC clubroom is located at 2360 East Mall, Room 328. Lastly, the club also serves as the de facto UBC Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Other Student Clubs
There are myriad clubs students can participate in on campus. The vast majority of them are constituted within the Alumni Mater Society (AMS) of UBC Vancouver. AMS Clubs are how the AMS allow like-minded students to pursue their interests in cool ways. The Ski and Board club organizes trips, the Aqua Society teaches people how to scuba dive, and the Fencing Club sets up all those beautiful construction fences around campus. If students have an extracurricular interest they would like to pursue while at UBC, get involved with a club! View a list of clubs on AMS Clubhouse, the AMS club management system!
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) UBC Student Chapter, formerly the Chemical and Biological Engineering Sustainability Club, was initiated in 2006 by people who are seeking for sustainable answers and solutions to implement in the Department and the University. Its mission is to serve as a model of sustainability for individual members and our community, fosters a true culture of sustainability in the department and on campus. Its long-running biodiesel project converting spent cooking oil into fuel is an exemplar of its many student initiatives.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UBC Student Chapter is a launching pad for ideas to create a new generation of critical thinkers focused on alleviating poverty and to abolish apathy. They are growing a culture of feedback and demonstrate our values by actually changing the world through the ventures we operate and the outcome areas we support. EWB UBC is facilitating connection amongst UBC community members and introducing them to new perspectives in order to foster better global, holistic thinkers and actors.
UBC iGEM states the ultimate purpose and goal of the club is to promote interdisciplinary and inter-faculty learning as well as introduce students of various backgrounds to the exciting new research field of synthetic biology. By holding exciting club workshops that meet individual’s academic and research goals as well as hosting club events enhancing student’s campus life, the iGEM of UBC strives to make the most of students’ academic and social experiences at UBC. We aim to help students by providing opportunities for hands-on experiences, workshops that developing invaluable skill sets and events that facilitate meeting others of similar interests. All of this will be beneficial to their future career endeavours.