I love being a woman in STEM!
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
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. During my time in Germany…
Rocking on to a career in geological engineering
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
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
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.
An engineering degree is more than just the academics
Going into engineering, I knew that it would not be an easy degree. I genuinely enjoyed what I studied, however, making it a lot more manageable. I will forever be grateful for all the support I received from my family, friends, professors, and…
Navigating life’s surprises
I am graduating from UBC as a slightly different individual than the one I envisioned at the beginning of my undergraduate journey. Throughout my time here, I engaged in undergraduate research, participated in language exchange programs, and took…
From Iron Rings to stethoscopes: bridging the gap between engineering and medicine
I am graduating with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. I am a Wesbrook Scholar and an active member of the community, both on and off campus. Throughout my time at UBC, I’ve been a TA, participated in design teams, led projects in the Engineers…
Overcoming hardships, a team effort
Waking up from a two-month-long coma, UBC Mechanical Engineering Student Yi Yi Du found himself on a rarely trekked path toward graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science, with a Biomechanics and Medical Devices Specialization.
Burning bright: laser physics and forest fires
I’m a recent graduate of Engineering Physics with a minor in Commerce. At UBC, I’ve been focused on developing rigorous scientific skills and applying them to environmental, social and business situations.