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2021 Ride For Clean Energy fundraising totals
2021 Ride For Clean Energy fundraising totals

It’s been a little over a week since the 2021 Ride For Clean Energy. Since the ride, our organizers have been hard at work tallying the fundraising totals, and as with all years, we are blown away! With a total of 56 registered riders, the total for the 9th annual Ride For Clean Energy is… $17,486.69! Thank you everyone for…

2020 Research Project Summary Poster
2020 Research Project Summary Poster

As is tradition each year at the Ride for Clean Energy, the newest Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation grant winners and their research is highlighted. The scientific poster summarising the important research being funded by the grant is traditionally on display at the Ride’s after party. Like last year, since the Ride is taking a virtual format again this…

Remembering Professor John R. Grace
Remembering Professor John R. Grace

It is with heavy hearts that the Foundation announces the passing of Professor John R. Grace, on May 26th, 2021. Dr. Grace was a professor emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and a founding grant advisor of the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation. Professor Grace was Tyler’s graduate supervisor and…

New Grant Advisors Appointed
New Grant Advisors Appointed

With the Foundation’s exponential growth since its inception, there has been a steady increase in grant applications each year. With this increasing number of applications, the Foundation’s grant advisory board has continued to do an outstanding job of reviewing and identifying the top applicants each year. In order to keep up with this growth, however, two new grant advisors have…

Clean Energy Research Grant Update – 2016 Alumni
Clean Energy Research Grant Update – 2016 Alumni

To kick off 2021, we are spotlighting a former TLCERF grant awardee, Matthieu Boudreau, who was the successfully chosen candidate in 2016. Matthieu was a mechanical engineering PhD student at the Université Laval, where he also received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, researching a clean and renewable technology for energy extraction from river or tidal currents. Matthieu also spent a…

Clean Energy Research Grant – 2019 Recap
Clean Energy Research Grant – 2019 Recap

This past year has certainly been a challenging time, but despite the various interruptions due to COVID-19, it has been a productive year for our 2019 TLCERF grant recipients. Each of the three candidates has made the Foundation proud, with their achievements over the past year and we look forward to their future success in the field of clean and…

2020 TLCERF Grants Awarded!
2020 TLCERF Grants Awarded!

Although 2020 has been a challenging year all across the world, with graduate students at most Universities across the country having to adjust their plans and transition to remote work and research, this year’s round of grant applications were once again stacked with accomplished and impressive candidates. Once again, this year saw a diverse scope of projects and post-secondary institutions,…

2020 Ride For Clean Energy a success! $22,834.28 Raised.
2020 Ride For Clean Energy a success! $22,834.28 Raised.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global health situation, the Ride For Clean Energy had to modify it’s format for 2020. Traditionally the RFCE has taken place on a single route as a big group of riders, however this year we decided to do things remotely. Each registered rider rode their own route of their choosing in their local location. In…

2019 Research Project Summary Poster
2019 Research Project Summary Poster

Despite this year’s Ride for Clean Energy taking place remotely, we would still like to highlight the important research that our grant recipients are undertaking. Each year at the ride, scientific posters are on display summarising all of the research projects that the Foundation has funded. Above is this year’s poster, highlighting the work of Cong Dong (University of Regina),…

Clean Energy Research Grant Update – 2017 Alumni
Clean Energy Research Grant Update – 2017 Alumni

It has been an exciting year for the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation. In 2019, more than $20,000 was raised during the Ride for Clean Energy, and for the second consecutive year, three grants were awarded to three very deserving projects. As the Foundation continues to grow each year, we wanted to start 2020 with an update of a…

2019 TLCERF Grants Awarded
2019 TLCERF Grants Awarded

Building on the Foundation’s growth from last year, three grants have once again been awarded to deserving clean energy research projects being undertaken by accomplished graduate students across Canada. This year saw a large number of applications from a diverse range of projects and post-secondary institutions, with almost every province being represented. The Foundation’s grant advisors, with help from the…

Clean Energy Research Grant – 2018 Recap
Clean Energy Research Grant – 2018 Recap

Another successful year is in the books for the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation. The past year has been marked with a lot of great highlights, including over $20,000 raised at the Ride for Clean Energy (fourth consecutive year), as well as an all-time high number of awarded grants. For the 2018 round of applications, three candidates were chosen…

2019 Ride For Clean Energy Recap
2019 Ride For Clean Energy Recap

The seventh annual Ride for Clean Energy took place on August 10th, following the same route adopted in 2017. This year’s ride featured 51 riders, including three teams, as a part of the newly introduced ‘Team Challenge’. Just like in 2018, in addition to the participants riding on the iconic course through Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley and Fort Langley,…

2018 TLCERF Grants Awarded!
2018 TLCERF Grants Awarded!

Over the last several years, the Foundation has grown tremendously and as a result has been able to expand its support it is able to provide to deserving clean energy projects being undertaken by talented graduate research students across Canada. With a record number of applicants, composed of a diverse range of high calibre projects from the widest range of…

2017 Clean Energy Research Grant Recap
2017 Clean Energy Research Grant Recap

It has once again been a successful year for the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation. Not only did the Ride for Clean Energy raise over $20,000 for its third consecutive year, but we were fortunate enough to be able to award two research grants for the first time in the Foundation’s history. With the growth of the Foundation came…

2018 Ride for Clean Energy Recap
2018 Ride for Clean Energy Recap

The sixth annual Ride for Clean Energy took place on August 11th, once again setting a new record for most amount of riders! Using the same route adopted in 2017, the 53 riders started and ended their rides at the home of the Foundation’s directors Lynn and Graham in Maple Ridge. In addition to these riders, the Ride for Clean…

TLCERF Represented at International Conference
TLCERF Represented at International Conference

This past June, one of the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation 2017 grant awardees, Leah Ellis, presented her work at the International Meeting on Lithium-Ion Batteries in Kyoto, Japan. The international conference hosted talks by world famous scientists and leaders within the lithium-ion battery industry. Leah presented a poster highlighting her work dedicated to new techniques for analysing electrolytes…

2016 Clean Energy Research Grant Update
2016 Clean Energy Research Grant Update

It has been an exciting year for the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation. With another successful Ride for Clean Energy, and for the first time since the Foundation’s inception, the awarding of two grants, there has been no lack of progress. Additional successes are the extraordinary work and milestones that have been achieved by Matthieu Boudreau, the 2016 TLCERF…

2017 TLCERF Grant Recipients
2017 TLCERF Grant Recipients

Since its inception in 2013, the Foundation has grown tremendously thanks to the support of our many donors and supporters of annual fundraising efforts. More recently, the Foundation has grown enough to expand the support we are able to provide to deserving clean energy projects being undertaken by talented graduate research students across Canada. It is with this growth that…

2017 Ride for Clean Energy Recap
2017 Ride for Clean Energy Recap

The fifth annual Ride for Clean Energy was underway on August 12th, boasting a record number of riders! The 51 riders comprising this year’s ride embarked on the event’s new route and format. Straying from the original route used for the 2013-2016 Rides for Clean Energy, the 2017 ride started and ended in home of Foundation’s directors Lynn and Graham…

2015 Clean Energy Research Grant Update
2015 Clean Energy Research Grant Update

It has been a very productive year for our 2015 grant recipient, Nimrat Obhi, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in the Seferos Research Group in the Department of Chemistry. Nimrat has been busy pursuing her research investigating the use of organic polymers with unique 2-dimensional architectures for use in organic solar cells. Her project has led to…

2016 TLCERF Grant Recipient!
2016 TLCERF Grant Recipient!

This year, the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation received a record number of applications. The Grant Advisory members and Foundation Board members had the challenging task of choosing just one recipient of the grant, amongst a pool of very strong candidates and diverse projects. Applications were received from many different post-secondary institutions across Canada, from both Master’s and Doctorate…

2016 Ride for Clean Energy Recap
2016 Ride for Clean Energy Recap

Four years after the inaugural Ride for Clean Energy benefitting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation, the fourth annual ride got under way. On August 6th, 40 participants including some international riders visiting from the US embarked on the beautiful 75 km ride navigating through the scenic Fraser Valley, starting from Harrison Mills and ending in Maple Ridge.  The…

2016 Ride for Clean Energy Update
2016 Ride for Clean Energy Update

A lot has been happening with the 2016 Ride for Clean Energy and we have many updates. First and foremost, we are overwhelmed with the amount of new and returning riders that have expressed interest in riding in this year’s ride. The registration has now officially closed, as the participant capacity has been surpassed. We are pleased to announce that this year’s…

2016 Ride For Clean Energy
2016 Ride For Clean Energy

The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, and our bikes are hitting the streets. Things are happening here at the Ride For Clean Energy headquarters as the 4th annual Ride For Clean Energy quickly approaches. This year’s ride will be taking place Saturday August 6th, 2016, and registration has already begun. Just…

2015 TLCERF Grant Recipient
2015 TLCERF Grant Recipient

The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation received many qualified applications for the 2015 Research Grant. The motivation, dedication and depth of knowledge of the applicants were inspiring. After adjudication by the Granting Advisory members and the Foundation Board members, we are exceedingly proud to announce the selection of Nimrat Obhi as the 2015 Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation…

2015 Ride for Clean Energy
2015 Ride for Clean Energy

Three years after the inaugural Ride for Clean Energy benefitting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation, the third annual Ride got under way! On August 8th, 30 dedicated cyclists embarked on the beautiful and challenging 75 km ‘Harrison to Home’ route starting in Harrison Mills and ending in Maple Ridge. The Ride for Clean Energy is the TLCERF’s main…

2014 Clean Energy Research Grant Update
2014 Clean Energy Research Grant Update

Our inaugural grant recipient, Arthur Montazeri, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is pursuing the capture and storage of infrared energy. His project has led to collaboration with UC-Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in Berkeley California. Here are some of his accomplishments in the past year. His…

2015 Ride for Clean Energy – August 8th, 2015
2015 Ride for Clean Energy – August 8th, 2015

I am pleased to announce that preparations have started for the 3rd annual Ride for Clean Energy, benefiting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation. This year’s Ride will be taking place Saturday August 8th. The course is the same as last year’s – starting in Harrison Mills and ending in Maple Ridge. Like last year, we will also be…

2014 Grant Recipient Arthur Montazeri
2014 Grant Recipient Arthur Montazeri

The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation accepted applications for its inaugural research Grant of $10,000.00 in the summer of 2014. The Foundation Board and Advisors were exceedingly impressed by the depth of academic and personal attributes demonstrated in the many applications received. After much consultation and review by the Grant Advisory Committee and the Foundation Board, we are pleased…

2014 Ride for Clean Energy
2014 Ride for Clean Energy

The first annual Ride for Clean Energy was held August 17th, 2013. A group of 13 riders made up of family and friends of the Foundation rode the 83 km journey from Harrison Hot Springs to Maple Ridge. Building upon the structure of the inaugural ride, this year’s ride took place August 9th, 2014 and succeeded in its goal of…

Vic to Van covered in UBC’s Trek Alumni Magazine
Vic to Van covered in UBC’s Trek Alumni Magazine

A Memorable Paddle by Trek Magazine Click here to view the original Article Photo: Dawn-Marie Barreira via UBC’s Trek Magazine While some of us worked on our tans over the summer, Sean McBeath, BASc’13, Dion Maxwell and Liam Fisher were busy preparing for a memorable journey. On July 20, 2013, the trio kayaked from Victoria to False Creek to honor Sean’s late…

Comments from Sean
Comments from Sean

With a whole three months since the Vic to Van paddle, it’s still hard to think back on all the work that was put into the event to make it the success that it was. This hard work was not only on behalf of myself, Dion and Liam on the day of the paddle, but the whole Vic to Van…

First annual “Ride for Clean Energy”
First annual “Ride for Clean Energy”

The first annual “Ride for Clean Energy” benefiting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation was held on August 17, 2013. A group 13 of riders made up of friends and family of the Foundation rode the “Harrison to Home” route. The Ride was organized by Carl McBeath. The riders were greeted at the finish by additional friends and family…

Global TV & CTV media coverage of the Vic to Van Paddle
Global TV & CTV media coverage of the Vic to Van Paddle

Below is a compilation of media coverage from the Rain City Central Vic to Van Paddle, that raised over $17,000 for the Tyler Lewis Clean Anergy Research Foundation in July 2013. Vic to Van On-water Interview from Sean McBeath on Vimeo CTV Vic to Van Coverage from Sean McBeath on Vimeo. Global TV Vic to Van Coverage  

Rain City Central in the News
Rain City Central in the News

Engineering grad paddles for 17 hours to raise funds for clean energy research in honour of friendThe original post for this article can be found at UBC Faculty of Applied Science 135 kilometers and 17 hours later, engineering graduate Sean McBeath can safely call his journey a success – and that’s not counting the $17,000+ that he has raised for clean…