October 18, 2019 

Vancouver, B.C. – Dr. Eduard Asselin, University of British Columbia

Recently named the new MetSoc President.    Interview with new Metsoc President, Edouard Asselin, found on the Metallurgy and Materials Society website 



October 3, 2019 

Vancouver, B.C. – University of British Columbia – International Pipeline Conference Foundation Award in Pipeline Engineering

Awards totaling $5,000 are offered annually by the International Pipeline Conference Foundation for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science who have excelled in a pipeline engineering course.
Preference will be given to candidates who are (1) First Nations, Inuit, or Metis students of Canada or (2) women.
This academic award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science, and in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.


View link: UBC Award 5420



September 19, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. – Dr. Edouard Asselin, Professor of Materials Engineering and Co-Director of the Pipeline Integrity Institute,  Winner of the 2019 ECS Canada Section Lash Miller Award.

Read the article….


December 13, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. – Dr. Dharma Wijewickreme, Professor of Civil Engineering and Co-Director of the Pipeline Integrity Institute,  named Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.



October 10, 2017 

Vancouver, B.C. – UBC: Development of New Protocols for Testing Pipeline Coating Performance

Canada’s natural resources play an important role in the Canadian economy and a significant amount of our revenue is generated by exporting energy. Canada is the 5th largest natural gas producer in the world and it is predominantly produced from Western Canada. To serve the export markets in the northwest coast of B.C., new pipelines or expansion of existing pipelines are proposed in the B.C. areas. These pipelines will encounter a variety of tough environments such as cold rough terrain, corrosive and abrasive rocks in areas of the Rockies. To ensure safe reliable operation of pipeline in these areas, especially with the potential for interaction with acid generating rocks, it is crucial to select a fit-for-purpose pipe coating system.  Shawcor Ltd., a Toronto-based company and global leader in pipeline coatings and related pipeline services, is interested in developing new cathodic disbondment test (CDT) methods to assess the performance of its external coating products in rocky and acid rock generating areas.   Read more.. UBC- Development of New Protocols for Testing Pipeline Coating Performance2




September 7, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. – Canadian Minister Of Natural Resources visits UBC’s Pipeline Integrity Institute.








September 5, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. – Jim Carr, Canada’s minister of natural resources, affirmed the country’s commitment to pipeline safety during a visit to the Pipeline Integrity Institute at the University of British Columbia recently.

May 10, 2017 

UBC’s Pipeline Integrity Institute driving innovative pipeline research and education. 

Calgary, AB – CEPA, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association : Guest post by Dr. Wijewickreme CEPA Blog May 2017