Founded in 1915, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is among the oldest and most distinguished engineering programs in North America. It has achieved international distinction through the significant accomplishments and professional leadership provided by its alumni, faculty and staff, as well as many other distinguished individuals that have contributed to strengthening the department and its success in improving society.
Launched in 2021, the UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Hall of Fame Award recognizes members of our community who have made exceptional lasting contributions to society, the university and the department through their engineering scholarship. New members are inducted on an annual basis through a public award ceremony recognizing their contributions and accomplishments, as well as a plaque in their name placed on the CHBE Hall of Fame wall in the atrium of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Building.
Selected by our departmental awards committee from nominations received from our broad community, inductees may include alumni of CHBE or an accredited engineering program with a sustained positive relationship with our department, emeritus or former members of our faculty who have made seminal contributions both to the profession and the department, or professional engineers who have bettered our world and our department through their extraordinary devotion.