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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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CHBE Student Receives Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation Award

The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation was established to honor the memory of CHBE graduate student Tyler Lewis who was passionate about the environment and its sustainability. The foundation annually stages a Ride for Clean Energy to raise funds to provide awards to students who research in the area of clean energy. The foundation received […]

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December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays from everyone at CHBE!

Best wishes for the holiday season and a happy new year filled with health, happiness, & spectacular success!

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November 22, 2018

C-CBC Representatives Attend the 7th China-Canada Joint Committee Meetings on Science and Technology Cooperation

On October 29th-30th, C-CBC Director Prof. Xiaotao Bi, Manager Siduo Zhang, Chinese members Prof. Guangqing Liu and Prof. Huili Zhang were invited to attend the 7th China-Canada Joint Committee Meetings on Science and Technology Cooperation in Beijing. On the 29th, C-CBC representatives participated in the Sessions on Clean Technology and Researcher Mobility. The meeting on […]

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November 8, 2018

CHBE PhD Student Wins 1st Place in the 2018 CSChE Graduate Student Poster Competition

Mehr Negar Mirvakili, CHBE graduate doctoral candidate, presented a paper and a poster at the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference this fall in Toronto.  Congratulations to Negar, as she was awarded first place in the Graduate Student Poster Competition for her poster, “Effect of Surface Wettability on Optical Properties of Casted Microfibrillated Cellulose Films”.

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November 7, 2018

APSC Team Receives Award For Innovative Safety Leadership

  The APSC Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) received the Innovative Safety Leadership award at this year’s UBC Safety Day, which took place on October 3, 2018, in the UBC Student Nest’s Great Hall. The team was recognized for being proactive, embarking on new initiatives that enhance safety culture and inspiring others in their area to share […]

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November 1, 2018

UBC BioMod Team Wins 3rd Place at International BioMod Nanoscale Design Competition

The UBC BioMod team, Cheeky Nanos, traveled to San Francisco for the annual international BioMod nanoscale design competition for college students.  The team led by co-captains Siddarth Raghuvanshi (4th year CHBE) and Bridget La Prarie (3rd year CHBE), developed a project, DNA for Leukemia Treatment: An Antibody-Drug Conjugate Alternative, for the competition. BioMod competition deliverables included creating and […]

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October 31, 2018

UBC Chem-E-Car Team Wins Top Poster at 2018 AIChE Nationals

The UBC Chem-E-Car team took the top prize for their poster out of 39 teams at the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) National Conference in Pittsburgh on October 28th. The team competed with their zinc-air battery powered car, Vancruiser, using an iodine clock reaction as their stopping mechanism. Congratulations also goes out to […]

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October 25, 2018

UBC Envision Team Goes to ChemECar Competition

ChemECar teams design and construct their cars, powered by a chemical energy source, to safely carry a specified load over a given distance and stop in competition. The UBC ChemECar team placed first at a regional competition in April to qualify for the national competition.  The national ChemECar competition runs during the American Institute of […]

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