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Back to Graduate: Life as an Applied Science alum

Nov 24, 2022 | Spotlight

Though he attended his MEL degree’s virtual graduation, Abhijeet was keen to celebrate the achievement in person. “A lot of universities don’t offer this, so it’s a special milestone,” he says. “Some friends from my course are travelling from…

Happy Lunar New Year from Mikayla Hong

Jan 17, 2022 | Spotlight

“I’m so happy I got to collaborate with UBC on this illustration. It’s such a nice, full circle moment,” Mikayla says. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, one of 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. A tradition going back over 2,000 years, those born with…

Designing for inclusion: Awake Labs CEO talks mental health, remote work, and team culture

Aug 30, 2021 | Spotlight

Designing for inclusion: Awake Labs CEO talks mental health, remote work, and team culture. We sat down with Andrea Palmer to talk about starting Awake Labs from a classroom, how she responded to the pandemic and her approach to inclusive leadership

Alumni Career Stories: Q&A with Roz Seyednejad (BASc '98, MEng '00)

Aug 20, 2021 | Spotlight

Roz Seyednejad is the founder and managing partner of Stratesol Consulting, where she and her team provide Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit and government grant expertise to help simplify innovation funding…

Alumni Career Stories: Q&A with Hamed Shahbazi (BASc '97)

Jul 29, 2021 | Spotlight

Hamed Shahbazi is the chairman, CEO, and founder of WELL Health Technologies, an emerging leader in the Canadian tech landscape and currently the largest publicly traded healthcare stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The company invests in…

Alumni Career Stories: Q&A with Doris Tang (BASc '05)

Jul 28, 2021 | Spotlight

Doris Tang currently resides in San Francisco where she is working as an Entrepreneur in Residence at X (formerly Google X) helping inventors and entrepreneurs transform moonshot ideas — radical solutions to the world’s most complex problems — into…

Alumni Career Stories: Q&A with John Swainson (BASc '77)

Jul 14, 2021 | Spotlight

John Swainson (BAsc ‘77), Chair of the Board of Directors at Travelport, has over 40 years of experience in the technology sector. In this Q&A, John shares how he leveraged his UBC engineering degree to establish a long and successful career…

Alumni Advice for Graduating into a Pandemic

Jun 22, 2021 | Spotlight

EMMA GARROD, Nursing  Stay creative and open! In my twelve years of nursing I have worked in a variety of clinical areas, as well as in education, policy and research. Think about ways your skills can stretch and apply to different areas that you…

A Q&A with Dylan Gunn on his work to combat COVID-19

May 05, 2021 | Spotlight

What projects are you working on to combat COVID-19? Face shields: One is making face shields – we’ve been assisting a local company that normally manufactures clamshell packaging, which is what your strawberries and blueberries come in at the…

Bracing for the future: alumni reinvent sports therapeutics

Dec 04, 2019 | Spotlight

What does an OIympic gymnast, a mechanical engineer with a bad knee, and a serial entrepreneur have in common? They are launching Stoko, an alumni start-up that is revolutionizing therapeutics.

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