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L3 MAPPS Scholarships Awarded to NAME Students

The 2021 L3 MAPPS Scholarships have been awarded to seven Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) students in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. L3 MAPPS, a global supplier of marine control systems and naval simulation products, created the endowment to support students in the NAME program with an interest in ship […]

NAME Students visit unique facilities at Seaspan Shipyards

NAME Students visit unique facilities at Seaspan Shipyards

UBC Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering students recently visited Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. Seaspan is an association of Canadian companies that are primarily involved in marine transportation, ship docking, ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. Employing over 2500 people within Canada, Seaspan plays a critical in our local marine transportation and […]

Celebrating our November 2021 Graduates

Celebrating our November 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We’re excited for you to celebrate your university achievements, and to embark on your next chapter and the bright future ahead. We were so happy to celebrate our November graduates with our first in-person awards ceremony since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following awards were presented on […]

Renowned yacht designer Ron Holland visits NAME design class

Renowned yacht designer Ron Holland visits NAME design class

World-renowned yacht designer Ron Holland visited the NAME Ship Design class to give a talk about the soft skills that have contributed to his success. With an international career spanning New Zealand, the USA, and Ireland, Ron Holland now runs his naval architecture firm from Vancouver, BC.  He is the designer of the largest single-masted […]

Jagdeep Singh Bakshi Scholarship awarded to MEng student Alice Brais

Jagdeep Singh Bakshi Scholarship awarded to MEng student Alice Brais

The Jagdeep Singh Bakshi Scholarship in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has been awarded to Master of Engineering student Alice Brais. This scholarship provides $1000 to a student in the UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering MEng program who demonstrates both academic excellence and leadership. Joining the UBC NAME program after an undergraduate degree in […]

MEL NAME student selected as SNAME David A. O’Neil Scholar

MEL NAME student selected as SNAME David A. O’Neil Scholar

NAME Master of Engineering Leadership student Mohammad Mostofa Sowkot Imran has been awarded the David A. O’Neil Scholarship from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). The scholarship awards him $5,000 to study Naval Architecture at UBC, and attendance at the SNAME annual conference in October 2021. SNAME is the leading international organization in […]

MEL Alumna Story – Leandra Siems-Hoffmann

MEL Alumna Story – Leandra Siems-Hoffmann

For Leandra Siems-Hoffmann, the MEL provided an excellent opportunity to develop her business skills alongside her knowledge of marine engineering. After graduating with a bachelor of engineering in naval architecture and ocean engineering, Leandra Siems-Hoffmann landed a position at Lurssen Yachts – a globally renowned designer of luxury yachts measuring up to 180 metres in […]

NAME celebrates student design with virtual industry showcase

NAME celebrates student design with virtual industry showcase

The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program hosted its annual Student Design Celebration, showcasing the culmination of MEng students’ two terms of study to an online audience of industry members and alumni. As part of their final course, NAME students do a computer-aided ship design project bringing together the knowledge from all their previous courses […]

MEL Alumnus Story – Abdul Quadir Abudu

MEL Alumnus Story – Abdul Quadir Abudu

After six years in the maritime industry, Abdul decided to pursue an MEL to expand his technical knowledge and deepen his understanding of business strategy and concepts. “I grew up in the port city of Lagos, Nigeria, where I was surrounded by ships and developed an early interest in pursuing a career in the maritime […]

Seaspan Shipyards Invests $1M in new faculty chair position at UBC

Seaspan Shipyards Invests $1M in new faculty chair position at UBC

North Vancouver, BC – Today, Seaspan Shipyards and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the establishment of a new faculty chair position at UBC. The chair, the third to be funded by Seaspan at UBC, both supports the priorities of the university and addresses the needs of the marine sector for technological innovation and […]