Student Experience

'I was in a coma for about 45 days': UBC student graduates after near-fatal accident

CTV News | May 30, 2023 | Media coverage

Mechanical engineering student Yi Yi Du, who nearly lost his life and suffered brain injuries from a vehicle collision in 2021, will be graduating this week.

Overcoming hardships, a team effort

May 24, 2023 | Spotlight

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.

Engineering is a team sport

May 24, 2023 | Spotlight

Creative Crossings: Improving 16th Avenue for Walking, Biking and Rolling

May 23, 2023 | Spotlight

The Challenge There’s a busy area of West 16th Avenue between Wesbrook Mall and Blanca Street where drivers frequently exceed the posted speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour and there are no protected crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.

Developing an Energy Management Model to Support Electric-Powered Aviation

May 23, 2023 | Spotlight

The Challenge Our client, Harbour Air Group, operates one of the largest all-seaplane airlines in the world, flying more than half-a-million people annually around the Pacific Northwest. Committed to sustainability, the company retrofitted a…

UBC engineering, architecture students redefine sustainable construction

Apr 13, 2023 | Announcement

Welcome to UBC Third Space Commons - a near-zero carbon emissions building designed and built by students from UBC Applied Science and other faculties. This new space at UBC Vancouver is the first such building designed by students in Canada.

Tanya Raja moved from Singapore to attend UBC. It’s opened up a world of opportunities.

Apr 11, 2023 | Spotlight

Year: 5th year Why did you want to study engineering? In high school I was really good at math, physics and chemistry.

Cloud Solutions Architect Molina Sharma reflects on her career journey

Mar 01, 2023 | Spotlight

UBC Engineering alumna Molina Sharma’s enthusiasm for engineering is limitless. Now working as a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, Molina’s career trajectory is testimony to her enthusiastic embrace of new opportunities and commitment to being…

Catarina Rodriguez chose to study mechanical engineering because “it is the most involved in terms of design and very hands-on. “

Feb 21, 2023 | Spotlight

The first student in her family to attend university, Catarina Rodriguez chose to study mechanical engineering because “it is the most involved in terms of design and very hands-on. “

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