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Welcome Melanie!

This fall, iREACH is happy to welcome Melanie MacArthur into the group as a new M.A.Sc. student working on traffic-related air pollution and implications for child care facility siting. Prior to joining the group, Melanie completed a B.Sc. in Chemistry at Dalhousie University and had worked for two years at National Research Council Canada in the Biotoxin Metrology group. Welcome, Melanie!

Canada Research Chair and CCA Expert Panel Appointment

I am pleased to announce that last week iREACH director Prof. Naomi Zimmerman has been named as a Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and was also named to an expert panel run by the Council of Canadian Academies on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and shared mobility. In conjunction with the Canada Research Chair designation, Prof. Zimmerman was awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to build a new mobile laboratory housed at UBC – the UBC PLUME (Portable Laboratory for Understanding human-Made Emissions) van.

It’s an exciting time around here, and all those at iREACH can’t wait to get to work!

Click here to read the CRC announcement and here to read about the CCA expert panel!

iREACH student presents at MLSE 2019 conference

Sakshi recently travelled to Georgia Tech to present her work on using machine learning algorithms to improve land use models of air quality. Sakshi’s poster presentation was supported by a travel scholarship from the conference – congratulations Sakshi!

Read more about the conference here!

iREACH at MEET BBQ

On Thursday May 23rd, the Mechanical Engineering Energy Thermofluids (MEET) group had a great barbecue on Spanish Banks beach – Thanks to Mrinmoy for capturing this great group photo!

 

Welcome Katia!

A warm welcome to Katia, who is visiting UBC this summer from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education. Katia is supported by the MITACS Globalink program, and is conducting research on how low-cost sensor devices can be used to quantify the relative contribution of vehicle emissions to air quality in Vancouver. Welcome Katia!

iREACH student profiled by G+PS

Congratulations to Sakshi on being featured by G+PS’s feature “Meet our Students”

Click here to read more!