Engineering Excellence Celebration

Banquet Hall at Engineering Excellence Celebration 2013

The 2016 Engineering Excellence Alumni Awards will be presented on April 14, 2016 at the UBC Faculty of Applied Science Centennial Celebration. 

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2016 awards:

For more information about the Engineering Excellence Awards or the Applied Science Centennial Celebration please contact Sarah Barclay, Associate Director - Alumni Relations at

Evening Highlights

Nearly 200 guests joined us at this year’s Engineering Excellence Celebration on April 9th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.

At the event, we recognized seven outstanding members of the UBC Faculty of Engineering community for their contributions to the field of Engineering, UBC, and the greater community. Awards were presented for Lifetime Achievement (2), Community Service, Young Alumnus (2), Future Alumnus, and Emeriti Faculty. This year, we honoured two Lifetime Achievement winners, Dr. Amit Chakma and Dr. Indira Samarasekera. Although Dr. Amit Chakma was unable to attend, he sent his warm regards through a video message. Dr. Indira Samarasekera humbly accepted her award and shared her memorable stories of the milestones in her career and of the people who had a lasting impact on her.  Through their extraordinary activities, all our award recipients have made significant positive contributions to society and exemplify the mission of UBC and Applied Science. 

In addition to the Engineering Excellence awards, the McEwen Family Teacher Recognition Award was presented to two high school teachers who have gone above and beyond to mentor and help their students succeed. We invite you to learn more about the award and this year’s recipients at APSC in the News.

The attendees celebrated the accomplishments of these individuals over a lovely three-course meal including a dessert buffet that allowed guests to mix & mingle with the award recipients, fellow colleagues, and students.

Engineering Alumni Awards 2016 - Nominations now closed

We have received nominations for your accomplished colleagues and peers, and invite you to attend the Applied Science Centennial Celebration on April 14, 2016, at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. We know our alumni are serving the global community and achieving great things and we appreciate your support in acknowledging and celebrating them!

For more information about the Alumni Awards please see or contact UBC Applied Science Alumni Relations at or 604-822-9454. 

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