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

March 15, 2019 – 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., will fund the creation of a Marine Systems Initiative, with the funds administered over a five-year period. “There is no question the marine industry needs innovation and technology to be an effective and efficient mode of transportation in the coming decades, and Vard Marine is…

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Alion Canada Invests in UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program

September 18, 2018 – Alion Canada is pleased to announce a $200,000 investment into the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program. Used to support the launch of an open-water hydrodynamic test facility, the funds will help grow the University’s training capabilities and further educate the engineers and operational experts that Alion and other Canadian companies look to attract and retain. “Alion’s contribution to the NAME program is not only an investment in UBC’s future, but that of Canada’s marine sector writ large,” said Jon…

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