For Doug Dean (BASc '78, PhD '85), the appeal of extreme alpinism, a hobby since his UBC undergrad, is its unpredictable outcome. Uncertainty abounds, a situation which also characterized the day-to-day challenges of his 30-year career as a biomedical engineer. Working for several top global pharmaceutical companies, Dean helped oversee the manufacture of new drug compounds deemed pesky and difficult to produce. He also helped improve drug quality by ensuring intelligent steps are taken to mitigate risk.
Find out what James Gowans (BASc '74 MINE) believes his many milestones are and how they propelled him to his current role. Jim is currently the President and CEO of Arizona Mining Inc.
Find out what Maitrayee Dhaka (BASc '15 MECH) did to make campus feel smaller as an international student and how an internship during her time at UBC turned in to her current career. Maitrayee currently works within the Autopilot Hardware team at Tesla.
Find out what Andrew Happer (BASc '96) does in his spare time and how leaving BC and moving to Edmonton expanded his career. He is currently a Senior Forensic Engineer and Part-owner at Sintra Engineering Inc.
Curiosity, continued learning and hands on experience. Find out what Lana Rupp (BASC '09) did in her spare time at UBC and how making the jump to a new career path made a big difference in her life. She is currently a Mechanical Design Engineer at Zaber Technologies.