News Archive

May 28, 2010

Graduate Student Poster Awards

Victoria Whiffen and Shahin Goodarznia, both PhD Candiates at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the graduate student poster competition at the 21st Canadian Symposium on Catalysis held in Banff, Alberta on May 9-12, 2010. Their posters titled “Hydrodeoxygenation of Model Compound 4-Methylphenol over Unsupported Metal […]

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2010 G8 University Summit

Congratulations to Bradley Pierik, CHBE Student, who was selected to represent Canada at the 2010 G8 University Summit. The 2010 Summit was an opportunity for young people to meet and discuss important issues of sustainabilty. The Summit was held from May 1-3, 2010 in Banff, Alberta. Read more here about Bradley’s experience. To learn more […]

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May 14, 2010

Richard Kerekes Receives TAPPI’s 2010 Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award

 Richard J. Kerekes,  Professor Emeritus in CHBE,  was presented with the 2010 TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal  on May 4th in Atlanta, Georgia. The medal  is TAPPI’s most prestigious annual award and carries a cash prize valued at over US $60,000. TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries. […]

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February 28, 2010

2010 URO Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Professor Eric Lagally, winner of the 2010 URO (Undergraduate Research Opportunities) Mentorship award. This award recognizes excellent mentorship of undergraduate students in research at UBC. More information about the URO Mentorship Awards can be viewed here. More information on Dr.Lagally’s leadership of the iGEM team can be seen here.

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February 23, 2010

Dr. Chad Bennington (1957-2010)

Chad was born on January 9, 1957 in St. Boniface, Manitoba. His family moved to North Vancouver in 1960, where Chad attended school. Chad obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in 1979. Following graduation, he worked for two years as a process engineer/chemist at MacMillan Bloedel’s Powell River Mill. In […]

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February 2, 2010

UBC Engineers dominate Western Engineering Competition

The University of British Columbia received the 25th Anniversary Excellence Award and UBC Engineering student teams placed within the top-three of five categories at the 25th annual Western Engineering Competition (WEC). Congratulations to our CHBE students! Read more about it here

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January 28, 2010

Engineering a Competitive Edge

A team from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has developed solutions for improving speed on ice and snow. Under the leadership of Prof. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, PhD candidates Anne-Marie Kietzig and Christos Stamboulides, co-supervised by Prof. Englezos, have been involved in a top secret project funded by Own The Podium (OTP) with the […]

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November 30, 2009

Ken Pinder (1929-2009)

Ken Pinder grew up in the Qu’appelle Valley of Saskatchewan, traveling to Vancouver in the summer. After completing his primary and secondary education, he earned a Bachelor’s degree (1951) and a Master’s degree (1952) in Chemical Engineering from McGill before completing a PhD at the University of Birmingham. After several years in industry working for […]

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November 5, 2009

Pandemic Influenza Response Plan

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has formed a committee to try to assess, and if possible, improve, our preparedness for a significant increase in flu-like absences. Please read the one page information sheet, or visit the CHBE Main Office to get a hard copy. H1N1committeeonepager.pdf

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October 20, 2009

Best Paper Prize

Dick Kerekes, James Olson, and David Goosen have been awarded the Johannes Van den Akker Prize for best paper in the area of fibre and paper physics published in an archival journal during the preceding calendar year. The award is for their paper: “The Role of Heterogeneity in Compression Refining” published in the Journal of […]

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