John R. Grace – CHBE Hall of Fame

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering (1979 – 2014)
Department Head (1979 – 1987)
Dean of Graduate Studies (1990 – 1996)
Director, Clean Energy Research Centre (2008 – 2009)

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the department, its student body, and the profession of chemical and biological engineering, including his advocacy of and important research contributions toward the development of sustainable clean technology for industrial processes and energy production. Dr. Grace has served as Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada, President of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, editor of the journal Chemical Engineering Science, a Council member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Director of the Division of Applied Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada. He is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most important and influential chemical and biological engineers.

In honour of John’s life, please consider giving to the John Grace Graduate Scholarship in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Your gift will pay tribute to John’s life by supporting graduate students in their pursuit of a UBC education. Final decisions on award distribution will be made in consultation with the family.

Induction Ceremony, January 29th, 2021