Dr. Chris McKesson elected SNAME Fellow

Dr. Chris McKesson elected SNAME Fellow

UBC NAME professor Dr. Chris McKesson has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). According to the Society, the grade of Fellow is accorded exclusively to “individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, […]

SNAME WMTC 2015

SNAME WMTC 2015

We had a great time at WMTC 2015 in Rhode Island! Thanks to The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) for putting together a great event and to all the presenters, exhibitors, and other participants for inspiring the next generation of naval architects! We are happy to report that we had an excellent […]

Leviathan II. Photo credit: CBC news

NAME Director comments on tragic whale-watching accident

We are deeply saddened by the tragic capsizing of the Leviathan II, which went down near Tofino, BC, last Sunday, killing five people and leaving one missing. In an article by the Globe and Mail and a segment by CBC, Professor Jon Mikkelsen, Director of NAME, comments on possible causes of the tragedy and what […]

Save the date! MEng NAME student design presentations

Save the date! MEng NAME student design presentations

Save the date! Our students will be presenting their final ship design projects at a joint SNAME/CIMarE event on April 28th. Join students, faculty, alumni, and members of industry at Sage Bistro (on our beautiful Vancouver campus) to see what our students achieve this year! Additional details to follow; check here for updates. For a description of last […]

Western Mariner Highlights MEng and MEL NAME programs

Western Mariner Highlights MEng and MEL NAME programs

Western Mariner magazine’s annual education issue is out, and in the news are UBC’s two new NAME programs: the MEng NAME and the MEL NAME. The Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (MEng NAME) program, now in its third year, is a technical program designed primarily for students coming out of an […]

UBC NAME featured in BC Shipping News!

UBC NAME featured in BC Shipping News!

UBC NAME students have made the news with their final ship design projects. The three designs–a Fast Emergency Response Towing Vessel; an Arctic Hydrographic Research Vessel; and a Universal Design Sailing School Vessel–“impress[ed] industry,” according to the article in BC Shipping News. Read the full story here: BCSN: “UBC NAME Students Impress Industry” Full project […]

Class of 2015 Design Project Reports are now available

Class of 2015 Design Project Reports are now available

In April 2015, three teams of the M.Eng. NAME’s Class of 2015 presented their final ship design projects.  The projects were (1) the design of a Universal Design Sailing School Vessel; (2) the design of a Fast Multi-Purpose Emergency Response Vessel for the BC Coast; and (3) the design of an Arctic Hydrographic Research Vessel.  […]

UBC NAME featured in (mt): Marine Technology

UBC NAME featured in (mt): Marine Technology

Our Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering program has been featured in (mt): Marine Technology magazine! The article includes information on the program and the NSPS, with statements from both UBC faculty and former NAME students. Check it out below: Interested in the full issue or other issues? Subscribe here: http://sname.digitalwavepublishing.com/.

UBC Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering featured in BC Shipping News

UBC Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering featured in BC Shipping News

Our new Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Master’s stream was featured in the July/August 2013 issue of BC Shipping News. The article gives a brief history of how the program got started and a summary of who and what is involved in this new degree. The magazine as a whole offers news related to the […]