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Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders invests in people to create systemic change both here in Canada and in Sub-Saharan Africa. We support innovative African startup businesses, encourage sustainable global service delivery, and are transforming the role of tomorrow’s engineer, with a view towards greater social impact.  The Engineers Without Borders UBC Chapter is a launching pad for ideas […]

Nanophotonics Fabrication

At UBC, researchers and students are developing nanophotonics to solve the communication bottle neck between the CPU and memory in computers. Nanophotonics allows one to integrate optics onto electronic chips to increase data communication. Students are challenged to design chips and ultimately test them as part of the full design cycle. This opportunity of real […]

New Venture Design

APSC 486: New Venture Design is a UBC course started by professors Peter Lawrence and Darren Dahl, which allows engineering and business students to build a product and essentially a company that utilizes students’ academic strengths. This collaboration enables engineering students to provide expertise on what is actually possible, while business students provide knowledge on what will […]

Robot Firefighters

ECE 375-474: Instrumentation and Design is a course offered at UBC that allows students to apply the knowledge they have gained into an innovative project based course. Students are challenged to develop an autonomous robot that must complete the task of entering a pre-made track and extinguish five candles. Rather than just gaining textbook knowledge, […]

Implantable Microelectrodes

Bio Medical Micro Devices (BioMEMS) research at UBC works to miniaturize systems or devices, such as implants or lab instruments. This research will greatly contribute to science and society. The research focuses on areas including Implantable Microelectrodes, Chemical Sensors and Microfludic Devices. Implantable Microelectrodes research attempts to increase biocompatibility of implants used for extended periods […]