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April 11, 2019

Emeritus Professor Richard Kerekes Co-Recipient of Best Research Paper Award from TAPPI Journal

Richard Kerekes, Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, and co-author David  McDonald have received the 2018 Best Research Paper Award from the Journal of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). The publication, entitled “Rewet in Wet Pressing of Paper”, was recognized by the TAPPI Journal Editorial Board for its […]

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March 21, 2019

Special Speaker: Dr. Elin Kelsey

Dr. Elin Kelsey, Educator and Award-Winning Author Department of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University Dr. Elin Kelsey is a leading spokesperson for hope and the environment. She co-created #OceanOptimism, a social media campaign to crowd source and share ocean solutions that has reached more than 90 million users since 2014. An award-winning author and […]

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March 20, 2019

Design and Innovation Day

CHBE 4th year students complete a significant plant design project over an eight-month period.  This project involves collaborating with industry and community groups on real-world problems and scenarios under the guidance of faculty members.  The capstone projects are displayed and presented by the students during the upcoming APSC Design and Innovation Day on April 4th. […]

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March 19, 2019

Congratulations to the CHBE Research Day 3 Minute Thesis Winners!

  First Place went to Anoosha Pai from Biomedical Engineering, while CHBE student Karl Zimmerman took home both Runner Up and the People’s Choice award. The competition was judged by CHBE’s Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav, guest speaker Dr. Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, and APSC’s Wendy McHardy. All competitors: Competitor Thesis Title Francesco D’Acierno Strong, Green, and Nano: Making […]

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March 15, 2019

CHBE and RES’EAU at BCtech Summit

During the 4th annual #BCtech Summit (March 11-13, 2019), businesses and entrepreneurs from around Vancouver and BC gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Showcasing UBC technology, the RES’EAU WaterNET team was represented by Dr. Madjid Mohseni, as well as Karl Zimmermann and Sid Bhartia. They were joined by members of UBC’s Emerging Media Lab and […]

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February 27, 2019

Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Professor Emilie Dressaire



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February 25, 2019

CHBE Student Receives BioProducts Institute Rising Star Graduate Award

Dr. Negar Mirvakili was recently awarded one of two BioProducts Institute Rising Star Graduate Awards. Dr. Mirvakili successfully defended her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering in late December 2018. She also earned her BASc and MASc in Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC. Dr. Mirvakili has conducted research in surface science, engineering and nanotechnology […]

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February 21, 2019

Dr. Heather Trajano Receives Killam Research Fellowship

  CHBE professor Heather Trajano is a recipient of UBC’s 2018 Faculty Research Awards. Dr. Trajano received UBC’s Killam Research Fellowship, which enables faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave. On her upcoming study leave, Dr. Trajano will explore the next big opportunity in biorefining, use of solid catalysts to transform wood, […]

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January 11, 2019

UBC BioFoundry Graduate Student Receives Canadian Blue Sky Award

A warm congratulations to Amir Kashani for winning the Canadian Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award! This award is part of the larger Blue Sky Award, an international, biannual award which “aims to stimulate competition between students and young researchers carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based […]

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January 10, 2019

Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Ends 14 Year-Old Boil-Water Advisory

Residents of Dzit’lain’li (Middle River) IR9, of the Tl’azt’en First Nations in British Columbia, had a lot to celebrate as 2018 drew to a close. New homes and docks along the Middle River are being discussed, as is a new store and school – positive changes designed to attract former residents back to the community. […]

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