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November 8, 2010

Let there be light

Naeem Mawji, 4th year Chemical and Biological Engineering student is profiled in this month’s UBC Report.  View full story here.

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November 1, 2010

2010 NSERC Innovation Challenge Award

Congratulations to Dr. Alfred Lam, Postdoctoral Fellow at the CHBE deparmtent, who was awarded the NSERC Innovation Challenge Award for his Ph.D work on the development of a Novel Membraneless Direct Methanol Fuel Cell power system. This award honours graduate students who have demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit and have identified a commercial application for their […]

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October 29, 2010


The CHBE Department hosted a pumpkin carving contest – here are some shots:   Wishing everyone a safe and happy halloween!!

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October 26, 2010

Dr. John Grace – APEGBC’s Meritorious Achievement Award Winner

Award Citation: Dr. John Grace’s outstanding achievements in fluidized bed technology and related multi-phase systems have positioned him as one of Canada’s leading chemical engineers. Since earning his doctorate at Cambridge where he focused on baffles in fluidized beds, he has published over 480 papers, book chapters and books.  A current professor and previous head […]

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October 20, 2010

RES’EAU-WaterNET Aboriginal Water Forum & Workshop

The RES’EAU-WaterNET, together with the UBC Faculty of Applied Science and the First Nations House of Learning, are hosting a workshop on Aboriginal Water Health. The objectives of this event are to discuss issues pertaining to water quality and health in Indigenous Communities, and to explore strategies to align university research with the needs of […]

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September 6, 2010

CHBE Graduate Club Camping Trip 2010

In late August the CHBE Graduate Club embarked on their first departmental camping trip into the wilds of British Columbia. Seventeen students made the trek up to Otter Lake, in the heart of the mountains by nearby Tulameen. Braving the elements, with daytime temperatures running in the low 20’s punctuated by nights hovering just above […]

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July 9, 2010

IEEE Chapter Chair Award

Dr. Ezra Kwok, being a Chemical Process Control engineer and family physician, was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chapter Chair Award in recognition of his leadership and valuable contribution to IEEE Vancouver Section and its Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society during the Annual General Meeting on June 21st, 2010. Congratulations […]

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July 7, 2010

Dr. Chad Bennington receives an award posthumously

On June 24, at its Biennal Conference on Mixing, held in Victoria, BC, the North American Mixing Forum awarded the NAMF Award for Excellence and Sustained Contributions to Mixing Research and Practice (posthumous) to Prof. Chad Bennington. Chad was very active in NAMF and served as Chair of the June, 2010 conference in Victoria. He […]

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June 21, 2010

BIOLOGY for 2nd year CHBE students

Biology is being extended to all our students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. We will be allowing the students to take one of the following two Biology courses: BIOL 112 or BIOL 111. Each course deals with the Cell. However, BIOL 111 is intended for students without grade 12 Biology. BIOL 112 […]

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June 4, 2010

CHBE 2010 Graduation

On June 1st, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering hosted a celebratory reception to honour the 2010 graduates. Alumnus Ashkan Alijani, now the Reservoir Engineer, Heavy Oil Development with Shell Canada Limited was on hand to present the 4th Year Design Project Award, sponsored by Shell, to the following groups: “Acid Rock Drainage Treatment […]

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