News and Events

June 6, 2014

PACWEST Conference 2014

The PACWEST Technical Conference symbolizes the interdependence of those who develop technology in the pulp and paper industry and the many suppliers of related materials and equipment. It provides an opportunity to network with peers, industry leaders and technical experts while enhancing professional development. Through the numerous sessions, short courses, roundtable discussions and the popular […]
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APSC Rising Stars 2014

The stars of UBC Applied Science are people passionate about their chosen field – architecture, community and regional planning, engineering and nursing – and those that inspire others by making meaningful contributions to the betterment of society. Congratulations to Ata Sina, MASc ’14, Mechanical Engineering and Pulp and Paper Centre researcher for being selected as […]
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June 4, 2014

Seminar: Powering a Sustainable & Clean Tomorrow

BC Bioenergy Network, in conjunction with the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre and UBC Pulp and Paper Centre, invite you to a special presentation by Dr. Sam Weaver, Founder and President of Proton Power, Inc. Date & Time: June 10, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Location: Room 2020/2030, Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver Topic: […]
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FIBRE Conference hosted at UBC

The 2nd FIBRE Conference (May 12-15, 2014) kicked off with a Big Bang on a sunny morning in May. More than 120 forest industry students attended the Student Workshop where they were asked which character they most identify with on the hit TV show the Big Bang Theory. It was an interesting exercise that prompted […]
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May 9, 2014

Shape-shifting paper

Originally posted on UBC News May 8, 2014 UBC student creates self-folding paper that takes on creative shapes before your eyes, and may completely change the packaging industry Mechanical engineering master’s student Ata Sina is developing self-folding paper that when heated up magically transforms into multi-dimensional figures. The technology can be used for everything from […]
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Forest Sector Innovators Take Root at UBC for the FIBRE National Conference, May 12-15, 2014

Media Advisory – all times listed are Pacific Standard Time Vancouver, BC, May 9, 2014 The forest sector’s best and brightest minds converge at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC to network and attend the second annual FIBRE conference from May 12-15, 2014. The more than 200 delegates represent the convergence of Canada’s […]
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May 2, 2014

Catalyst Paper Information Day

On April 28th, the Pulp and Paper Centre welcomed guests from Catalyst Paper ranging from Process Engineers to the Director of Energy. In this inaugural “Information Day”, Professors from Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, and from the Department of Wood Science in Forestry gathered together for thoughtful discussions and spent the […]
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Killam Graduate TA Award

Hafiz Raham, PhD candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013/14 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of the valuable role that he plays in the undergraduate program and the positive impact he has left on his students. This is a great honour as UBC is […]
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API Course: Intro to Pulp and Paper Technology

The Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) at UBC sponsored a successful 2-day course on “Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology” on April 10th and 11th. 18 students from BC Hydro, Alberta Newsprint Company, and Spraying Systems Co. attended the hands-on course. It was structured in a way to emphasize learning outcomes and consisted of lectures in […]
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March 26, 2014

UBC celebrates Holi

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival marking the beginning of spring. There are several mythological stories related to the origin of the festival, but we know that the festival is celebrated with a variety of colours, water balloons and water guns. Traditionally, natural plant-derived colours such as turmeric, neem and dhak are used with […]
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