UBC Engineering students awarded UBC Premier Undergraduate and Wesbrook Scholarships

Wesbrook Scholars
Phoebe Cheung, Tyler Lum and Coralie Tcheune

Four UBC Engineering students — Phoebe Cheung, Tyler Lum, Cailin Ringstrom and Coralie Tcheune — have been named recipients of UBC Premier Undergraduate and Wesbrook Scholarships

Known as the university's “most prestigious designations”, the scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated “outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities”. 

This year, twenty students were selected as Wesbrook Scholars; nineteen of them also received Premier Undergraduate Scholarships. The awardees were chosen by a committee composed of faculty, staff, students and a UBC alumnus. 

Phoebe Cheung 

Phoebe is a mechanical engineering student in the biomedical option, and she has been an active member of the UBC community since first year. She is currently the team captain of UBC AeroDesign, overseeing the administrative and technical aspects of the team. She is also a researcher at the UBC Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Lab, developing soft robotic technology. In addition to being a TA and volunteering at various UBC events, she was also a Geering Up Engineering Outreach instructor, promoting science and engineering to youth across British Columbia. After graduation, she aspires to develop effective and affordable medical devices that would impact the lives of patients across the world. 

Premier Undergraduate Scholarship: HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship

Tyler Lum 

Tyler is an engineering physics student who is passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). In his past work, he has developed a medical imaging AI for automatic COVID-19 detection to support rural communities and has built self-driving car software for Tesla's Autopilot system that is used in real-world streets today. He is also leading the pathfinding software team for UBC Sailbot to build the world's first fully autonomous sailboat to sail from Victoria, BC to Maui, Hawaii. This fall, Tyler is pursuing a Computer Science PhD at Stanford to study deep learning methods for intelligent and adaptable robots. 

Premier Undergraduate Scholarship: HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship

Cailin Ringstrom 

During her undergraduate degree, Cailin was primarily involved with engineering design teams and with research focused on AI for medical applications. Next year, she plans to begin graduate studies focused in robotics. 

Premier Undergraduate Scholarship: HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship

Coralie Tcheune 

Coralie is a problem-solver who is naturally drawn to a space of innovation and challenge. Her current obsession is pushing the boundaries of knowledge around interfacing the human body with technology; this could be anything from bionic prosthetics to brain-computer interfaces to virtual reality. Her future aspirations are to create a medical robotics start-up and be at the forefront of biomedical innovation and affordable healthcare. Outside of school, she has taken on roles such as co-captain of UBC’s Biomedical Engineering Student Team (BEST), VP Academic for the Engineering Undergraduate Society and serving as a Women in Engineering mentor and a founding member of an AI-based healthcare start-up. She is also a huge 80s movie enthusiast, an aspiring novelist and screenplay writer and a self-proclaimed gym rat. 

Premier Undergraduate Scholarship: Carl Bradford Robertson Scholarship

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