Aboriginal engagement

Nathan Skubovius, BASc '19, Mining Engineering

Nathan Skubovius is a member of the Tahltan Nation. At UBC, he was president of the UBC Mining Undergraduate Club and captain of the UBC Mine Rescue team. Nathan completed an architecture and engineering technologies diploma from Thompson Rivers University and worked as an engineering draftsman at the New Afton mine. He then worked for Teck at their Schaft Creek exploration camp, and then for Pretivm as a mining engineer student at the Brucejack Mine.

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Customized and Community-Driven Clean Water Solutions

For as long as they could remember, many members of the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia had been wary of tap water. Even as children, they had known that if they drank it, they might get sick. So in the summer of 2016, it was with cautious optimism that the residents of five homes in two Lytton reserves watched as a new water treatment system was installed in their basements. Could this refrigerator-sized device, developed by researchers at UBC really give them the clean tap water they had needed for years?

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A Contributing Cycle

Restoring one of Vancouver’s last salmon streams

In his short-lived blog Pancreatic Times, Kevin Watson documented his struggles with cancer — his dance, he called it. On March 15, 2012 he shared his distaste for chalky tinctures, syrups, sticky energy gels. “I’ve been pretty clear that I don’t want people feeling sorry for me,” he wrote, “but given these remedies, I am asking you now.” 

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Levi Engels, BASC '18, Mining Engineering

I have been an engaged student while at UBC, being part UBC’s Mine Rescue Team leadership, a member of the Sigma Phi Delta engineering fraternity, and a member of the mining student executive council. I have applied my schooling to a variety of co-op work including mineral exploration in the Yukon, geotechnical consulting in northern BC, and longwall coal mining in West Virginia.

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Indigenous students experience science and engineering research

 

From May 15 to 19, UBC will host 30 grade 11 Indigenous students from across Canada to its Vancouver campus for one week to experience the thrill of exploratory research first-hand as part of the Verna J. Kirkness (VJK) Science and Engineering Program.

 

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B.C. First Nation latest to take control of water problems

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