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Chemical and Biological Engineering

Industry Night Socials

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department invite you to network with fellow alumni and industry colleagues whilst sharing your stories and tips from university and professional life with students.
What job search advice do you have for today’s students? What do you wish you would have known when you left UBC?
Our students would love to hear from you!

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Photo credit: William Gallego.

The Department successfully collaborates with industry and welcomes opportunities for our students and faculty to interact and connect with industry. These collaborations include student industry field trips, our CHBE 4th-year Capstone Design projects, industry guest lecturers and collaborative research and development programs.  To facilitate research and industry needs, the Department has extensive lab and research facilities and a workshop to fabricate and assemble equipment.

We greatly value our alumni’s continued support and involvement.  There are many opportunities for alumni to be involved in the activities of the Department.

Stay in Contact

We are interested in hearing about what our alumni are doing, and invite you to contact us to provide interesting news items and updates.  The Department profiles alumni in the CHBE annual Exchanger.  If you would like to know about alumni events or are planning a reunion, please contact the UBC Engineering Alumni office for assistance.


Students appreciate and benefit from alumni career planning advice.  Mentoring is an opportunity to share your experiences, lessons and future goals with students and to develop your coaching skills.  For information on how to join, please visit the UBC Engineering Mentoring program.

Student Field Trips and Industry Visits

Students benefit from exposure to industry and so field trips are integrated into our curriculum.  If you would like to host a group of students for a site tour or support our programs, please contact us.

4th-year Capstone Design Project

In the final year of the program, CHBE students complete a significant design project over an eight-month period.  This project involves collaborating with industry and community groups on real-world problems and scenarios under the guidance of faculty members.  In addition, industry practitioners are invited to judge the final projects at the end of each term.  If you would like more information on how you can participate in our 4th-year Capstone Design course, please contact us for more details.

Hire a CHBE Co-op Student

The majority of Engineering undergraduate students are enrolled in the co-operative education program, in which they are required to complete three work terms over the course of their studies.  This provides students with valuable practical experience.  Alumni and industry members can provide the next generation of aspiring Chemical and Biological engineers by hiring a co-op student at your firm.  For more information, please visit the Engineering Co-op website.

Collaborating with Faculty Research

The internationally recognized research produced by the Department would not be possible without the support of industry.  Members of industry and prominent alumni are welcome to propose research initiatives and opportunities for collaboration.  Please visit our Research Page for information on the Department’s current research activities and profiles of our faculty members.  For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Guest Lecturing Opportunities

Members from industry are invited to give guest lectures in undergraduate and graduate courses, to student clubs and to Department conferences to provide the practitioner’s perspective on the application of fundamental engineering concepts.  If you are interested in giving a guest lecture in your field of expertise, please contact us.

Iron Ring

The Iron Ring is a symbol of engineers and the responsibilities that come with being an engineer.  To participate in an Iron Ring ceremony or to replace your iron ring, visit APEGBC Iron Ring.