News Archive

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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October 6, 2009

Xerox Workplace Sustainability Fund

The CHBE Sustainability Club, in collaboration with our department, was awarded with the Xerox Workplace Sustainability Fund to generate sustainable solutions to workplace practices. The grant was awarded to put in place an online chemical and equipment database, in order for any researchers to have a quick access to department inventories. Principle investigators could choose […]

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August 1, 2009

8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

Five UBC undergraduate students from CHBE and two from other disciplines attended the 8th World Congress and 59th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Montreal, Quebec this August. Four of them participated in the Chemical Reaction Car competition. From left: Jine Jine Li (Vice President), Steve Huynh, Art Pithayachariyakul, Ben Starkey, Alexander Nguyen (Team Captain), Ole […]

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July 13, 2009

Canadian Academy of Engineering

Peter Englezos, CHBE’s new Head, has been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and was inducted into the Academy on Monday, July 13, 2009. Congratulations!! Other Professors from our department who have been inducted include Dr. Norman Epstein (2005), Dr. John Grace (2001), Dr. Richard Kerekes (1993), Dr. Paul Watkinson (2004), and […]

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