NAME Student Design Celebration 2018

NAME Student Design Celebration 2018

On Thursday, April 26 the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering students presented their final design projects to the NAME community and industry mentors. The four student teams gave 25-minute presentations on their designs, and answered questions from industry members. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work! The NAME program thanks our industry […]

Donation from L3 MAPPS creates endowed student award for UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program

Donation from L3 MAPPS creates endowed student award for UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program

Photo of L3 MAPPS President, Rangesh Kasturi, NAME Co-Directors Jon Mikkelsen and Chris McKesson and NAME students. UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science has received a donation from L3 MAPPS to support students of the UBC Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) Program. The funds have been used to establish the L3 MAPPS Award in Naval […]

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, Visits the NAME Program

On March 23, 2018 UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program hosted Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Shipyards. Mr. Carter spent the morning with the NAME program directors, touring facilities, and meeting with members of the Sailbot and SUBC student design teams. Both teams shared updates on their projects, including […]

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Advisory Committee 2017

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Advisory Committee 2017

The UBC Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering program is committed to serving the real needs of industry. To this end the Program Directors Dr. Chris McKesson and Jon Mikkelsen held their periodic meeting with the Industry Program Advisory Committee on December 12, 2017. This committee consists of luminaries within the Canadian marine industry, and the […]

Bob Stewart, P.Eng., President of EGBC with Rob Allan. Courtesy of APEGBC: Wendy D Photography

Robert G. Allan Presented EGBC’s Meritorious Achievement Award

The NAME program congratulates Mr. Robert Allan for receiving the 2017 EGBC President’s Meritorious Achievement Award. On October 20, 2017, Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) conferred this prestigious award to highlight Mr. Allan’s distinctive and outstanding contributions to his profession. Beyond Mr. Allan’s vast experience in designing different types of commercial boats, he […]

After More Than a Year Lost at Sea, Ada Has Been Found

After More Than a Year Lost at Sea, Ada Has Been Found

The first day of December brought good news to the UBC Sailbot team – their lost Sailbot was discovered off the coast of Florida. In August 2016, the UBC Sailbot Ada — an autonomous sailboat designed and built by UBC students — was launched off the coast of Newfoundland with the goal of crossing the […]