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Program Growth and Changes

Program Growth and Changes

The program has undergone three CEAB accreditation reviews in the last decade and, as a result, we have strengthened the program with more design-related courses including a capstone projects course. We have also taken student feedback into account and created new engineering courses at UNBC (Use of Engineering Tools I and II), which give our […]

The Environmental Remediation Group creating an in-situ groundwater treatment system.

The Oil and Gas Capital of Canada

By Graham Fonseca My co-op internship was one of the best experiences of my Environmental Engineering degree. As the economic recession continued for a second year straight and crept its way into 2016, never would I have imagined working in the Oil and Gas Capital of Canada – Calgary, Alberta. In the summer of 2016, […]

My Semester Studying in Denmark

My Semester Studying in Denmark

By Elsa Langill From the colorful world famous houses in Nyhavn to the sprinkling of many castles throughout, Copenhagen is a beautiful city and has become one of my favorite places. Doing a semester abroad in Denmark has been a life changing eye opening experience. The different style of schooling with only 2 classes per […]

UNBC Junior Design Team Wins Second Place at WEC 2017

UNBC Junior Design Team Wins Second Place at WEC 2017

UNBC Environmental Engineering students recently competed in the Western Engineering Competition (WEC) in Banff, Alberta last month.  Congratulations to the junior design team which placed second and will compete at the nationals in March.  The consulting engineering team placed third.  More information on WEC can be found on their webpage.   Pictured below (back row, from […]

Allison Matfin, B.A.Sc. 2016, Environmental Engineering Rising Star

Allison Matfin, B.A.Sc. 2016, Environmental Engineering Rising Star

Why did you choose to pursue engineering as a career? When I chose to go into engineering, I wasn’t sure if it would be the right fit for me. I didn’t know any engineers, but I really loved math and science and was looking for a path that would allow me to make a positive […]

ENVE Team wins 2016 BCWWA Student Design Competition

ENVE Team wins 2016 BCWWA Student Design Competition

Congratulations to the winning team Aquatech Solutions for their exploration of using water treatment residuals to remove phosphorus by addition to wastewater.  The team consisted of (from left to right) Trudy Miller, Danielle Gutwillinger, Matthew Waldie, Leah MacGillivray, Kelsey Baker and Travis Reid (missing from photo).   Their design project focused on the analysis of different […]

The Arctic Semester

The Arctic Semester

by Laura Fredrickson and Ivo Handjiyski If you can engineer in the Arctic, you can engineer anywhere. Have you ever thought about building a road in an area with thawing permafrost? How about transporting water to and from a treatment facility under extreme weather conditions? These are just a few of the trials that engineers […]

Water Treatment Solutions

Water Treatment Solutions

The Nak’azdli Whu’ten First Nation and the District of Fort St. James have a better understanding of their wastewater treatment options thanks to the work of three UNBC Environmental Engineering students. Allison Matfin, Kathleen Horita and Maureen Long spent four months using the knowledge they’ve gained in the classroom and information gathered through consultations with […]

ENVE team members

Go team! BCWWA UBC Students place third in the WEFTEC Student Design Competition!

Congratulations to Team Undine Energy Solutions, who placed third in the wastewater design category at the 2015 Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) Student Design Competition (SDC) on September 27, 2015. Team members include Brenden Vissers, Maureen Long, Allison Matfin, Stephanie Doherty, and Clayton McBride. “WEFTEC was a great opportunity to network […]

"In high school, I developed a passion for the environment and making a difference in small, northern communities."

Kimberly Gulevich, B.A.Sc. ’15, Environmental Engineering

  What has made your time at UBC the most memorable? There were many unique learning opportunities – both inside and outside of the classroom that made my time at UBC memorable, but the most memorable aspects of my time at UBC was the informal time spent with professors, peers and other members of the […]