Designing Quieter Ships to Reduce Noise Impacts on Whales

Date: July 16, 2020
Cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – depend on echolocation to navigate and forage for food. In BC, the southern resident killer whale population is in decline. One of the contributing factors is underwater-radiated noise from marine vessels. Other factors include the decline in Chinook salmon stocks, their prime source of food, and environmental pollution. Studies […]

Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture – Deadline: June 30, 2020

Date: May 13, 2020
Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture Apply for the Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture. The award value is approximately $2,500 which will be payable toward the cost of their tuition fees. The application deadline is June 30, 2020.  The Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship was created in 1982 by a bequest from the […]

NAME Faculty Receive NSERC/SEASPAN Industrial Research Chairs for Intelligent and Green Marine Vessels

Date: May 4, 2020
Vancouver is a marine hub, a port for trade and shipbuilding that draws traffic from all over the world into BC’s coastal waters. These waters are also home to North America’s dwindling population of endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, one of many marine species threatened by the underwater noise pollution ships generate. This begs the […]

NAME Students visit Engine Room Simulator

Date: March 12, 2020
The room is dark except for a few colorful buttons on the instrument panels and the glow coming from the simulator screens. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) students have to figure out how to power up their “ship” before they can use the overhead lighting, in one of the challenges offered by the BCIT […]

Congratulations November 2019 Grads!

Date: December 5, 2019
Congratulations to all of our recent Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduates who crossed the stage on November 28th, 2019! In addition to everyone who received their degrees on Thursday, the department extends additional congratulations to all of our award winners who have shown exceptional academic and design achievements in the course of their studies. […]