Alumni Spotlights

Tamer Mohamed's (BASc '11, MASc '14 EECE) vision of an academic life changed when his research started to have the potential to make a difference. Tamer is currently the CEO of Aspect Biosystems Ltd.
Hao Min
Hao Min (BASc '09 CPEN, MBA '13) was recently was named one of Business in Vancouver's 2017 Forty under 40. Read how Hao's engineering degree helps him outside the field of engineering.
Ryan Yada
Ryan Yada's (BASc '00 CPEN) work today is a lot different than his Computer Engineering degree. He is still involved with technology but the major focus is now on business relationships, team leadership, marketing, customer service, process improvement and business management. Read more about Ryan here.
Geoff Hodgson
Geoff Hodgson (BSc '02, BASc '08 MECH) is currently a Vaccuum Engineer at TRIUMF. Read more about Geoff!
Gary Wong
Gary Wong (BASc '71 ELEC)) believes in paying it forward thanks to President Walter Gage. Read more about Gary's story.
Wayne Wong
Wayne Wong (BASc '04 CHML, MASc '06 CIVL) imagined that he would become an astronaut one day. He grew up watching Star Trek and has always been fascinated with space and has a strong desire to explore the unknown. Read more about Wayne!
Mirza Saquib Sarwar
Mirza Saquib Sarwar (MASc '14 ECE) has proven that hard work really does pay off. Mirza was recently featured along with his Supervisor, Dr Madden, in UBC news for their sensor that uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone and can detect different types of touch, including swiping and tapping, even when it is stretched, folded or bent. This feature makes it suited for foldable devices of the future.
Doug Dean

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.

James Gowans

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.

Maitrayee Dhaka

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.