The education of engineers at UBC dates back to 1915, when the Faculty of Applied Science was one of the university’s original three faculties. UBC Engineering offers education in 11 engineering disciplines through six departments and five programs on UBC’s Point Grey campus in Vancouver; on the UBC Okanagan campus, where the Faculty also offers education through the School of Engineering, three disciplines are taught. Today, more than 4,900 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate students are enrolled in UBC Engineering. Our students, faculty and researchers are innovative thinkers focused on solving real-world problems to change our world for the better.
“Only within engineering teams can students seize the opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of solutions to the world’s problems. The unique environment fosters invaluable hands-on collaboration more
In 2012, the University of British Columbia formed a coalition with Simon Fraser University and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (EPDM), to establish the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). The Institute is supported with a $25 million contribution from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (formerly the Canadian International Development Agency). The […]
In April 2013, UBC joined partners Alpha Technologies and Corvus Energy to add a new Energy Storage System to the Campus as a Living Lab initiative. The project integrates one megawatt hour of stored energy — enough to power an average home for 1,000 hours — into a power grid that supports three major […]
New ventures come in many forms, but all face the same daunting challenges of raising early stage capital. This challenge is amplified when the founders are young and inexperienced student entrepreneurs.