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From Kazakhstan to Vancouver: Pioneering Hydrogen Research, Mentorship and Sustainable Innovation While Balancing Motherhood and Global Leadership

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UBC Master of Engineering Leadership alum Aigerim Akiltayev is now at the forefront of North America's first large-scale Deep Energy Retrofit project at FortisBC.

Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and Social Science

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UBC Mechanical Engineering alum Jessica Wolf is now pursuing her PhD in engineering education research.

The Power of Patience, Perseverance and Dedication

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UBC Okanagan School of Engineering alum Liam Krebbers will continue to study combustion at Princeton University where he will be pursuing a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Combining Interests in Engineering and Global Health

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Pranav Shrestha graduated with a PhD from UBC Mechanical Engineering and hopes to continue developing technologies focused on global health, and to deploy these technologies in resource-constrained settings.

Seeking Radical Learning in the Classroom: Aspiring for a Justice-Oriented Engineering Education

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UBC Biomedical Engineering alum Jess Tran is planning to pursue a Master’s Degree in Engineering Education Research, starting September 2024, focusing on access, privilege, and justice-oriented pedagogies in STEM outreach spaces.

I love being a woman in STEM!

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I’d like to acknowledge that I have been born, raised, and continue to live on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples, in so-called Vancouver, BC. I grew up in East Van, which helped shape me into…

A global tech journey that led me to Silicon Valley

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Throughout my time studying mechanical and biomedical engineering at UBC, I tried my best to fill my days with travel and building. I lived in Germany for a year to work in the automotive industry and learn a new language.

Rocking on to a career in geological engineering

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UBC Engineering student Owen Perfect's passion for geological engineering began with a love for the outdoors. Now, working for his Applied Science Co-op employer, he aims to play an important role in the future of sustainable mining.

Balancing the equation: An engineer's pursuit of equity

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My name is Ashley Kairu. Originally from Kenya, I lived in Uganda and South Africa before venturing across the ocean to Vancouver for university. I am a chemical engineering graduate with a passion for clean energy and the environment. However, my…

Quest for a greener future: my journey in chemical and biological engineering and beyond

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UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering student Amelia Dai plans to further her quest for a greener future by pursuing a PhD in ChemE at MIT.

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