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Inaugural Industry Workshop Launches Marine Systems Initiative at UBC

Date: April 5, 2019
Over 120 delegates from industry, academia and the Canadian armed forces attended the UBC Marine Systems Initiative workshop on 15th March 2019 at UBC. This full-day event was the inaugural industry workshop for the recently announced Marine Systems Initiative that will focus on electrical and systems engineering aspects of naval architecture and marine engineering in collaboration with […]


Vard $1.5 million gift advances marine engineering research and learning at UBC

Date: April 2, 2019
Donation aims to promote innovation and ease shortage of electrical and shipboard systems engineers. The University of British Columbia has received a $1.5 million donation that is expected to advance naval architecture and marine engineering education and promote innovative technologies in Canada’s shipbuilding industry. The gift, from Vard Marine Inc. and Vard Electro Canada Inc., […]


Spotlight: Program Series with Chris McKesson – The Modern Ship

Date: March 20, 2019
NAME Co-Director, Chris McKesson, highlights the complexity and innovation of engineering required in designing the modern ship, and the unique training provided by our Master of Engineering Leadership program.


Guest Lecture: The Future of Naval Architecture – Peter G. Noble – March 14, 2019

Date: March 6, 2019
Speaker: Peter G. Noble | President & Senior Advisor, Noble Associates Inc. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Hugh Dempster (DMP) 301 (6245 Agronomy Road) RSVP: https://bit.ly/2GMc45S The world shipping industry has grown tremendously during the last 40 years with annual shipments increasing almost 400%, and naval architecture is a key element in supporting […]


The REI platform is a generous donation of revolutionary technology by the Robinson family and Alion Canada.

REI Donors See Marine Research Platform in Action

Date: November 1, 2018
A generous donation of revolutionary technology by the Robinson family and Alion Canada. UBC’s NAME program thanks Dr. Wendy Robinson, Dr. Joe McDermott and the Robinson family for their generous donation towards the advancement of the field of practical hydrodynamics. Since they donated the Rapid Empirical Innovation (REI) platform to the NAME program in 2017, the […]