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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 […]


NAME welcomes Jasmin Jelovica, Seaspan Shipyards Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Date: July 6, 2017
The NAME program is proud to welcome Jasmin Jelovica, our newest member to the team and our first Seaspan Shipyards Chair. Jelovica joins us from Aalto University, Finland where he received his Doctor of Science and went on to become a lecturer in ship design. He is also a member of International Ships and Offshore […]


Pete Ostafichuk honoured with the national Wighton Fellowship

Date: June 19, 2017
On June 6, 2017, Dr. Peter Ostafichuk was named the 32nd Wighton Fellow. Awarded by the the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science (NCDEAS) and the Sandford Fleming Foundation, the Wighton Fellowship is a national award to recognize excellence in the development and teaching of laboratory-based courses in Canadian undergraduate engineering programs. […]