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Alcan, UBC to designate $250,000 engineering chair


Vancouver, BC – Alcan is partnering with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to designate an Alcan chair in advanced process engineering. The five-year commitment of $50,000 in annual contributions will aid in the continued development of the UBC’s current teaching and research activity in material process engineering, specializing on aluminum.

The partnership will provide for:

– a research program dedicated to the agreed upon research area, and conduct research to advance the next generation of technological innovation in that area;

– the supervision of graduate students working in the specified area of research;

– an undergraduate and graduate courses;

– a support laboratory and/or travel expenses related to the research;

– the solicitation and application for matching funds;

– the engagement in collaborative research with faculty across UBC, at partner universities world-wide, and with sponsor personnel, as appropriate; and

– a stipend for a senior and/or junior chair holder.