Vehicle Shipping Accident

We hope you enjoyed the nail biting SuperBlog II coverage of our week at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. After a successful competition with the Odysseus coming in 3rd place at 325mpg in the Urban Concept category, we received some disappointing news. On return from Houston, Texas, the shipping truck with our crate was involved in a rollover accident, destroying both vehicles and many of our tools. No students were hurt but our thoughts are with the drivers who may have been injured in this accident. The team will be working extra hard this year to rebuild and remain highly competitive. Huge thanks to the UBC Mechanical Engineering Department, Shell and UBC faculty members for their support in these difficult times! Please visit our Sponsors and Media page if you are interested in supporting the team, or our blog for more information.

The Canadian Innovation Summit

On Monday the UBC Supermileage Team had the opportunity to take part in the Canadian Innovation Summit hosted by Shell. The Summit was the first to be held in Canada and was a chance for Canadian business and technology leaders to meet with global thought leaders, policy makers, and experts from various sectors of industry and the community to discuss issues such as future energy demands and literacy. We were there exhibiting our team and our experiences building super-fuel-efficient vehicles, and throughout the day several excellent seminars and talks were given by influential Canadians including retired astronaut Chris Hadfield and  Ellis Ross, the Chief Councilor of the Haisla Nation. It was an amazing experience to meet and speak to so many innovative individuals!