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May 05, 2020

PPC alumnus Bill Adams awarded the Dean’s Medal of Distinction

Bill Adams, a graduate of the Pulp and Paper Master of Engineering Program (1991), is an honoured recipient the 2020 Dean’s Medal of Distinction. The award recognizes deeply valued contributions to advance the Faculty of Applied Science’s vision, mission, and mandate, or of exemplary work in one of our member disciplines–Engineering, Nursing, Architecture and Landscape […]
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Apr 09, 2020


Offices and labs are closed on campus. Researchers, staff and faculty continue working and connecting online.
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Apr 08, 2019

Richard Kerekes shares TAPPI Journal 2018 Best Paper Award

Richard Kerekes, Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, and co-author David  McDonald have received the 2018 Best Research Paper Award from the Journal of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).  The publication entitled “Rewet in Wet Pressing of Paper” was recognized by the TAPPI Journal Editorial Board for […]
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Mar 06, 2019

Apply for a PACWest Scholarship by March 31

The PACWEST Pulp & Paper Conference is held each year in June, and PACWest awards four (4) $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. Eligibility is for students who have been enrolled in a post-secondary program and have completed a work term of at least 4 months duration in a pulp and paper mill or supplier company […]
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Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Heather Trajano receives Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

Dr. Heather Trajano, professor in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been honoured with the 2018 Killam Faculty Research Fellowship. This award assists promising faculty members who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave, and comprises a maximum award of $15,000 for a 12-month […]
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Nov 08, 2018

Doctoral candidate wins Poster Competition at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

Mehr Negar Mirvakili, CHBE doctoral candidate, presented a paper and a poster at the 68th Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference in Toronto.  The conference, CSChE 2018, took place on October 28 to 31 at the Sheraton Centre, and featured competitions for undergraduate and graduate students. Negar’s poster, “Effect of Surface Wettability on Optical Properties of Casted Microfibrillated […]
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Oct 24, 2018

Richard Kerekes inducted into Paper Industry International Hall of Fame

Richard Kerekes,  Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department,  was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA on October 4, 2018. The award was granted in recognition of his preeminent academic and research contributions to  the paper industry. Richard J. Kerekes received his BASc. (1963) and MASc […]
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Sep 20, 2018

UBC Profs. Richard Kerekes and Joe Zhao at international conference in China

  Professor Emeritus Richard Kerekes and Adjunct Professor Joe Zhao of UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering presented three papers in all at the China International Paper Technology and Exhibition Conference held in Shanghai China on August 28–30, 2018. Dr. Kerekes gave two technical papers co-authored with Joe Zhao and Dave McDonald of JDMcD Consulting Inc. […]
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Aug 23, 2018

BioProducts Institute’s Inaugural Researcher Day on September 12

A special 4-faculty event featuring the Keynote Address, a session of 2-3 Minute Presentations and Poster presentations that follow in the afternoon. Details within. You are welcome.
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May 24, 2018

“Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology” course – Photo Gallery

The Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) conducted its annual 3-day introductory course designed to give an insightful understanding of the chemistry and technology in pulp and paper processing, how it influences decision-making and energy reduction, and the future of green engineering. Our course is held in spring each year, and our professors volunteer to share their […]
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