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Old Red New Red 2021

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Take part in this beloved and much-anticipated annual tradition, where UBC Engineering alumni and students gather each year to mix and mingle.

For the first time in UBC Engineering history, Old Red New Red will be hosted virtually on January 21, 2021. Featuring a special panel discussion on “Virtual Work,” and a chance to join breakout rooms to catch up and socialize, this event promises to be just as fun and engaging as ever.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to rekindle old friendships, make new connections and discover this year’s most inventive ball model entries!

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Virtual Zoom Event

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Dr. Véronique Lecault

Dr. Vernonique Lecault is Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors at AbCellera. She received her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia, where she co-invented the high-throughput screening platform that is now part of AbCellera’s core technology. Combining microfluidics, hyper-scale data science, machine learning, bioinformatics and genomics, AbCellera’s technology identifies new antibody drug candidates from natural immune sources and aims to reduce the time it takes to bring treatments to the clinic. A strong advocate of entrepreneurship and science outreach, Véronique was recently recognized by BMO's Celebrating Women national program for her contributions to business and the community in the “Expansion and Growth in Business” category and as a STEM Star Influencer by BCBusiness.


Alexander Harmsen

Featured on the prestigious 30 under 30 lists released by both Inc. and Forbes, Alexander Harmsen is an accomplished tech entrepreneur, executive and advisor, best known as the Chairman and Founder of Iris Automation – a company handpicked by the White House for a federal pilot on drone technology. As an advisor to VeriSIM Life, whose technology models the entire human body, he is helping the company to accelerate the drug development cycle to make new treatments rapidly available to consumers. His latest venture, Global Predictions is using data, machine learning and hyper-analytical modeling to predict the future. Recognizing that few others share the unique position he holds, Alex is focused on solving problems that have the potential to make a meaningful impact on the world. Alex holds a degree in Engineering Physics and Commerce from UBC and has a number of patents and published papers to his name. He is a Loran scholar, a graduate of Y-Combinator, and has also earned a pilot license. His earlier experience includes building AI perception systems for NASA’s Mars Helicopter, the drone which will accompany the autonomous rover tasked with exploring the surface of Mars.


Dr. Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst

Katherina’s influence as a role model for women in engineering and physical sciences crosses disciplines and international boundaries. An award-winning educator in mechanical engineering, Katherina has connected with scholars and industry representatives across Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas, demonstrating by example her mode of authentic inclusion. A strong advocate for fairness and instilling a sense of belonging, Katherina teaches engineering, project management and social responsibility courses for Camosun College and for the University of British Columbia. She also manages international projects as President of the Lokhorst Group Ventures and is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of project management, policy development and governance topics that focus on authenticity. Dedicated to creating an increasingly inclusive culture in engineering, Katherina applies her mastery of interdisciplinary studies by developing policies and delivering courses that instill learners with a deep understanding of the impact of technology on society and a passion to make the world a better place for all.



Victoria Schuster

Victoria Schuster is a fourth-year engineering physics student, minoring in entrepreneurship. A teaching assistant also known as @college_ta on TikTok, she has amassed over 40,000 followers by sharing academic advice to help post-secondary students succeed. Victoria sits on UBC’s inaugural Student Alumni Council and is also a reigning national champion as a member of UBC’s Varsity Rowing Team.

Date: Jan 21, 2021 - 6:00 PM to Dec 31, 1969 - 4:00 PM
Location Virtual Zoom Event