awards

Kyle Stewart receives 2018 McEwen teacher award

Kyle Stewart of Georgetown District High School is the recipient of the 2018 McEwen Family Teacher Recognition Award presented by the Faculty of Applied Science. Established by Dr. James McEwen (BASc ’71. PhD ’75), P.Eng., and his family, this award highlights teachers that go above and beyond to ensure the success of their students, both academically and personally. Georgetown District High School will receive $5000 for enrichment activities, programs or development and will be allocated a $5000 scholarship for a current high school student to attend UBC.

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Staff and faculty recognized for service to APSC

Three staff members and three faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science have received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service. The award, which comes with $2,000 and a personalized plaque, aims to recognize the positive impact that individuals in the APSC community have made on the faculty.

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Retsepile Sello, BASc '18, Mining Engineering

My name is Retsepile Sello. I am a MasterCard Foundation Scholar from Lesotho. In my four years of UBC Engineering, I found connections by sharing my unique stories with fellow students, professors and colleagues. As part of discovering my role in mining, I completed two memorable internships with metallurgical and gold mining companies in South Africa. I also designed a program that aims to minimize fatal accidents in underground mines.

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Anas Issa, PhD '18, School of Engineering

Anas Issa is a PhD candidate who joined the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan in January 2016. For the last two years, he has been extensively involved in research related to the development of self-centering bracing systems, smart materials and their structural applications, vulnerability assessment of buildings, and seismic rehabilitation techniques. His research is focused on the development of innovative spring and piston based self-centering bracing systems for enhanced dynamic performance of buildings.

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Amira Badreldin, BASc '18, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Amira is a graduating electrical engineering student who has been actively involved in the UBC Community through Engineers Without Borders, the Biomedical Engineering Student Design team and has been a member of UBC Women in Engineering both as a committee chair and as a committee member. Her desire to create a more diverse and welcoming workplace for all engineers is evident not only in her participation in clubs that do so, but in her interactions with other students.

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Amir Reza Meysami Fard, BASc '18, Chemical and Biological Engineering

My journey in bioengineering began in the summer of 2014: in my first-year bio class, I realized I had a passion for biotechnology. I followed up on an idea I had in that class with Dr. Vikram Yadav, and that led to my first co-op job at Dr. Piret’s lab working on 3D cultures. After my co-op, I was even more enthusiastic and passionate about biotechnology, so I joined UBC BIOMOD (Biomolecular Design). In 2017, I started my second co-op at STEMCELL Technologies with the bioengineering group and I also became the captain of UBC BIOMOD.

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Shayna Slobin, BASc '18, Integrated Engineering

My time at UBC has been characterized by the people I've encountered along the way: the strong and supportive women I played with on the Varsity Rugby team, my passionate and driven classmates in Integrated Engineering, and the determined allies I've worked with as the Chair of Professional Development for Women in Engineering. To me, this degree has not been about my successes (and failures), but about joining the communities around this school that have welcomed me enthusiastically and helped me grow.

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Diana Nino, BASc '18, Mechanical Engineering

I am a proud mechanical engineer graduate who has always been interested in creating change and helping others. Throughout my education, I have been involved with the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Club (Club Mech) as the newsletter editor, vice-president and president (2017-2018), where I found amazing friendships and a passion for promoting unity within our student community.

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APSC student wins oral presentation award at Injury Biomechanics Symposium

M’Beth Schoenfeld, a second-year MASc student in UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Margaret H. Hines Award for best oral presentation at the 2018 Injury Biomechanics Symposium hosted by The Ohio State University. Now in its fourteenth year, the annual event aims "to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates."

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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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