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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Advisory Committee 2017

Date: January 16, 2018
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 […]


Robert G. Allan Presented EGBC’s Meritorious Achievement Award

Date: December 8, 2017
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

Date: December 5, 2017
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 […]


Research Opportunities: MASc and PhD positions

Date: August 8, 2017
NAME professor Jasmin Jelovica is currently looking to recruit a Master of Applied Science (MASc) and PhD Research Assistant. Please find information about the two positions below. MASc on optimization of marine structures Optimization of complex structures is of paramount importance in marine, civil and other industries. It enables automatic search for optimum (cost, weight, […]


Robert Allan Ltd., the Company that Launched 1000 Ships

Date: July 12, 2017
Robert Allan Ltd., Canada’s most senior consulting naval architectural firm, and a member of NAME’s Industry Advisory Board, recently announced that it has designed over 1000 tugboats. Due to continual interest in the company’s history, a search was begun in late 2016 to review company archives to discover just how many tugboats had been designed […]