Students can attend various conferences throughout the year:

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and Exhibition

On behalf of its Constituent Societies, the Chemical Institute of Canada organizes Canada’s premier annual conferences for the chemical sciences and engineering: the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and Exhibition, the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, and the Industrial Chemistry Conference.

AIChE Student Conference

Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Conference: The Annual Student Conference is four days of career information, social events, and competitions. Student engineers celebrate the Chemical Engineering profession, along with young professional members, AIChE leaders,and industry professionals.

AIChE Pacific Northwest Student Regional Conference

Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Pacific Northwest Student Regional Conference highlights include Regional Chem-E-Car Competition, Regional ChemE Jeopardy Competition and Regional Student Paper and Poster Competitions.

UBC Engineering Research Day

UBC Engineering Research Days is a graduate student-driven initiative hosted by the Chemical and Biological Engineering department in the Faculty of Applied Science of the University of British Columbia to strengthen relations with industry at the graduate level, to facilitate collaborations and to connect communities. This full day event showcases the quality of research work by engineering students in the form of three-minute-thesis competition and poster session. It also features two keynote presentations, a mock interview workshop, student design competition and lots of networking opportunities.


Students and teams looking for support to attend these and other activities are encouraged to explore the following resources available to them on campus:

  • Faculty of Applied Science Professional Activities Fund: The Professional Activities Fund (PAF) exists to enhance professional development activities in the engineering undergraduate program at UBC Vancouver. It is designed to support co-curricular activities and projects that lie outside of, yet are complementary to, the engineering curriculum.
  • UBC Walter H. Gage Memorial Fund: The Walter Gage Memorial Fund provides financial support for non-curricular student projects and activities that enhance the University’s reputation and have broad interest to students at UBC. The Fund is named after Walter Harry Gage, who served UBC for more than 50 years, five as President (from 1969 to 1975). He served as Acting President for two years ahead of his official acceptance of that office in 1969.
  • Shell Experiential Learning Fund: The Shell Experiential Learning Fund (SELF) provides funding for University of British Columbia students to participate in enhanced educational experiences. Types of activities eligible for funding include, but are not restricted to, student teams, conference sponsorship, and special projects and initiatives.