Discovery By Design

By Eric Damer

Discovery By Design
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From steam power and biplanes to today's high tech world of robots and spacecraft, Damer offers a compelling history of UBC's Department of Mechanical Engineering. Woven throughout the history are hard-working and high-spirited students, distinguished and energetic faculty members, ... Read more


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From steam power and biplanes to today's high tech world of robots and spacecraft, Damer offers a compelling history of UBC's Department of Mechanical Engineering. Woven throughout the history are hard-working and high-spirited students, distinguished and energetic faculty members, and powerful university administrators who encouraged or restricted change. Rich in detail, Damer's history will appeal to those interested in the history of engineering education, universities and the research life of Canada. This handsome hardcover volume contains many original photos.

Eric Damer

Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed masters and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. Discovery by Design and No Ordinary Mike complement his earlier work on the history of UBC and contributes to a better understanding of how the university has helped to shape – and has been shaped by – life in the pacific province.

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