Women in Engineering

Sepideh Pakpour – Human Microbiome

May 16, 2023 | Spotlight

A molecular biologist who works at the intersection of biotechnology and microbiome engineering, and is seeking ways to create healthier environments in our buildings and bodies.

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.

UBC celebrates research excellence, recognizes five UBC Engineering profs

Mar 21, 2023 | Announcement

Five UBC Engineering professors are among this year's UBC Faculty Research Award recipients, who were announced by the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation.

'We can do this together': UBC Engineering strives to increase female enrolment

The Ubyssey | Mar 16, 2023 | Media coverage

Engineering professors Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, associate dean of equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity, and Dr. Agnes d’Entremont, faculty advisor of Women in Engineering UBC, on increasing women enrolment in UBC Engineering.

Carolina Tropini - Microbiology

Feb 27, 2023 | Spotlight

Dr. Carolina Tropini is using her expertise to engineer new microbes and tools to treat the chronic diseases, allergies and immune disorders that have resulted from our lifestyle changes over the past 100 years.

Sumi Siddiqua - Soil Micro-organisms

Feb 27, 2023 | Spotlight

Dr. Sumi Siddiqua's research on soil micro-organisms is paving the way for new geomaterials with significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions than traditional materials used in the construction industry.

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. “

Hands-on projects and working with other students who share her interests are some highlights for mechanical engineering student Kailey Beckie

Feb 17, 2023 | Spotlight

Kailey Beckie is a 3rd year mechanical engineering student at UBCO and loves the outdoors. She has a great portfolio of many interesting technical projects through personal aspirations and coursework.

Engineering student Chadia Uwamahoro is helping Rwanda rebuild

Feb 17, 2023 | Announcement

UBC Okanagan civil engineering doctoral student Chadia Uwamahoro, studying under Dr. Lisa Tobber at UBCO, wants to write a new building code for her home nation of Rwanda.

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