Student experience

UBC engineering students compete in robot race (28:05 mark)

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Abbotsford Airshow invites UBC Rocket to promote aerospace education

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Cypress Power: Gibsons firm helps UBC create ‘rolling batteries’

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Kwan Fung, BASc '19, Mining Engineering

My journey in mining started because of curiosity, but is now shaped by passion and purpose. Prior to university, I had almost zero knowledge of mining and only visited a mine once. Over the next six years, I completed over two years of internships at Shell and Suncor, competed nationally at the Canadian Mining Games competition, and internationally at the Move Mining competition.

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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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Jakob Gattinger, BASc '19, Mining Engineering

Jakob has a passion for problem solving and serving those around him. Throughout his degree, he has focused on advocating for fellow students and building community in UBC Engineering. This has included involvement with the Engineering Undergraduate Society, Alma Mater Society, the UBC Board of Governors as well as UBC’s Vancouver Senate. Beyond UBC, he’s been involved with the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, including a two-year stint as chair of the board of directors.

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Arpan Kandola, BASc '19, School of Engineering

Arpan Kandola was born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia. He is a civil engineering graduate with a passion for tech, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. From a career-ending ACL injury that halted his journey as a competitive athlete to losing his father in 2017, Arpan has worked hard in the face of adversity to complete his degree and excel academically despite the many setbacks faced in the process. He is excited to take on the next chapter in life and encourage prospective students to study engineering.

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Edward Wang, BASc '19, Chemical and Biological Engineering

When I came to UBC Engineering in 2014, I knew little about what engineering is and what engineers do. In the five years since, I’ve had many opportunities to learn about the discipline, and I am very happy with my choice.

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UBC team's fuel-efficient car takes 2nd place at California competition

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Meet Alexander Harmsen, B.A.Sc. '16, Engineering Physics

What has made your time at UBC the most memorable?

Being one of the first people on UBC Orbit, a Satellite Design team, joining the UBC Cryogenics and Life Extension Club, going on exchange to the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, traveling across the country with a drone strapped to our van, starting up UBC Unmanned Aircraft Systems and being President of Engineers Without Borders. But, most of all, just getting to meet so many other awesome people and making so many memories!

Why did you choose Engineering?

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