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.
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).
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 […]
The Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre (WWWEDC) officially opened on November 2, 2011. The building was made possible by a generous leadership gift of $2.5 million from UBC alumni Wayne and William White to the Faculty of Applied Science, and it embodies a vision of support for the enhanced education of UBC engineering […]