About Us

The UBC Envision Story

UBC Envision is the AIChE student chapter of the University of British Columbia. We started off as the UBC Chem-E-Car team, averaging around 5-10 members annually for many years.

In 2015, we’ve received an explosion in interest and membership in our team due to stronger recruitment efforts and outreach activities. In 2016, we received a very generous donation from the Daniel Family Foundation, allowing us to expand our activities and provide more opportunities to UBC students. With significant help from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and CHBE faculty members, we established the junior Chem-E-Car team and initiated three new projects: flow cell, beer brewing and biofuels. In 2020/2021, the pandemic meant that we had pivot our work online. We are pleased to report that moving virtually did not impede our process of expanding our project to including even more members!

The former UBC Chem-E-Car team is now part of UBC Envision, an umbrella organization for all our projects. This new name that reflects the breadth and diversity of our team.

Check out our blog page to see what we are working on:


We have over 50 enthusiastic students who are excited about technology, innovation and engineering. Our team members are working on many interesting and challenging projects ranging from beer brewing to biofuels. We are a strong, fast-growing and young organization with humble beginnings as the UBC Chem-E-Car team. Meet our team members.


Envision aims to not only help the student body enrich their university careers, but also help you apply your ingenuity and drive in projects that have real-world applications. Let’s not wait for the chance to be given to you. Take it and run with it.

Here’s what you can expect by joining Envision:

  • An opportunity to find and grow your passion, be it software engineering, prototyping, 3D modelling, marketing, social outreach and more!
  • Access to industry networking events, such as Generate hosted by Clean Energy BC, Amazon workshops in AWS, the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference and more!
  • Opportunities to pick up and apply a new skill, be it machine learning, website development, 3D modelling for protoyping and designing, project management etc.
  • Access to international conferences, most notably the AIChE Regional and National Conferences. Network with not only our North American neighbours, but with people from all over the world, including Korea, Hong Kong, Spain and more!

Sister Chapter

Since February 2018, we are officially AIChE Sister Chapters with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)!


We have several active projects for 2022-2023: Chem-E-Car, Green Joule and BIoT. Click below to find more information about what we are working on:


Thank you for your interest in UBC Envision! Please see our recruitment page for the latest information:

Contact Information

Please email us at [email protected] for any general inquiries. If you are looking to contact a specific team or team member, please refer to the team page for their email addresses.

UBC Envision
Chemical and Biological Engineering Building
2360 East Mall
Vancouver V6T 1Z3
British Columbia, Canada