Student Projects

Student Projects is a funding category that supports co-curricular professional development activities and projects that lie outside, but yet are complementary to, the engineering curriculum.  No curriculum-based activities are eligible for funding.

Examples of Student Projects might be sponsoring conferences, competitions or events such as industry nights, and other related professional development activities. Engineering projects are funded to a maximum of $12,000/group or team, which includes travel.

Final Reports

2015-16

Fizz Grad School Info Night 2016


This project was a one night event run by the Engineering Physics Student Society to inform students interested in post-grad studies in Engineering Physics or closely related disiplines (such as Math, other Engineering disciplines, Comp Sci, etc.) The end-goal of this event is to provide students with a foundation to make informed decisions about the direction of their career.

Geological Engineering Competition (GEC)


The GEC was a one-day geological engineering competition held on March 11, 2017. The 26 students who participated were split into teams to tackle an engineering design problem provided by industry partner Mott MacDonald. The problem involved a rock fall risk analysis, assessment, and mitigation plan for a highway along the coast of California. The rock slopes adjacent to the highway were subject to several rock fall hazards and the risk assessment involved using a variety of empirical and numerical analysis tools.

IEEE Think Engineering


Think Engineering is an annual networking event organized by the IEEE club at UBC to connect UBC engineering students with industry representatives. Through this event, students of ECE will benefit in many ways. Firstly, this event will allow students to improve on their communication and interpersonal skills through networking with working professionals. As a result, students will become more well rounded and learn skills that are not taught in the classroom. Furthermore, by connecting with these working professionals, students will be able to gain a sense of what industries they are interested in and what companies operate within that industry. By allowing students to interact with professionals, they develop the skills necessary to increase the likelihood of employment and create lasting connections with representatives from various companies which will prove to be an advantage in the future. In past years, some students were offered interviews from participating companies during the event. Think Engineering is a great way for UBC to showcase their ECE students which will promote the school and the department. It is also a great experience for students to learn and grow as a future young professional.

Project Drimp


The project goal was to design and construct a drone blimp in conjunction with an infrared camera system that can be used to monitor oil spills/leaks from ships anchored in the Burrard Inlet.

UBC BIOMOD Student Team: A DNA Origami-Gold Nanoparticle-Liposome Composite Nanostructure for Triggered Simultaneous Release of Multiple Drugs


The UBC BIOMOD Team completed a student-run research project in the field of biomolecular nanotechnology. Our 2015 project focused on engineering an innovative triggered release drug delivery nanostructure for cancer therapeutics using DNA origami, gold nanoparticles, and liposomes. This project was presented at the annual BIOMOD competition at Harvard University.

UBC BIOMOD Student Team: A DNA Origami-Gold Nanoparticle-Liposome Composite Nanostructure for Triggered Simultaneous Release of Multiple Drugs


The UBC BIOMOD Team completed a student-run research project in the field of biomolecular nanotechnology. Our 2015 project focused on engineering an innovative triggered release drug delivery nanostructure for cancer therapeutics using DNA origami, gold nanoparticles, and liposomes. This project was presented at the annual BIOMOD competition at Harvard University.

UBC Canadian Society or Civil Engineering Student Chapter


The UBC CSCE Student Chapter hosts seminars, technical presentations, and networking events throughout the school year, aiming to bridge the gap between education and industry while enhancing the learning of students at UBC. Although the events are primarily focused on civil engineering, students in other departments are welcome to attend.

UBC Mine Rescue Team


UBC Mine Rescue is a team of students dedicated to competing against other universities in the various aspects of underground search and rescue, firefighting, and first aid. The goal is to develop new mining engineers that have a strong safety culture and a familiarity with mine rescue equipment and practices.

UBC Oil and Gas Initiative


The project provides a platform for UBC engineering students to facilitate the knowledge and resources of the oil and gas industries of Canada and to promote awareness of the most up-to-date events pertaining to the energy industry that are influencing the Canadian economy.

Women in Science and Engineering Conference


The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Event is an annual networking evening held for female students and industry women in the engineering and science disciplines. There are three rotations of 20-minute conversations. It was held this past year at the First Nations Longhouse.


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