Alumni Spotlights

Kris Gustavson
Find out what Kris Gustavson (BSN '86, MSN '01) learned from participating in activities at UBC that had a life long impact and why the variety in her work helps her to love her career. Read more about Kris!
Hao Min
Hao Min (BASc '09 CPEN, MBA '13) was recently was named one of Business in Vancouver's 2017 Forty under 40. Read how Hao's engineering degree helps him outside the field of engineering.
Ryan Yada
Ryan Yada's (BASc '00 CPEN) work today is a lot different than his Computer Engineering degree. He is still involved with technology but the major focus is now on business relationships, team leadership, marketing, customer service, process improvement and business management. Read more about Ryan here.
Geoff Hodgson (BSc '02, BASc '08 MECH) is currently a Vaccuum Engineer at TRIUMF. Read more about Geoff!
Marina McFee
Learn what life is like as a Nurse Practitioner from Marina McFee (BSN '11, MN '15) and how the UBC BSN program prepared her for her MN-NP.
Gary Wong (BASc '71 ELEC)) believes in paying it forward thanks to President Walter Gage. Read more about Gary's story.
Wayne Wong (BASc '04 CHML, MASc '06 CIVL) imagined that he would become an astronaut one day. He grew up watching Star Trek and has always been fascinated with space and has a strong desire to explore the unknown. Read more about Wayne!
Mirza Saquib Sarwar (MASc '14 ECE) has proven that hard work really does pay off. Mirza was recently featured along with his Supervisor, Dr Madden, in UBC news for their sensor that uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone and can detect different types of touch, including swiping and tapping, even when it is stretched, folded or bent. This feature makes it suited for foldable devices of the future.
Annie Boivin (MArch '11) believes that architecture is not something you learn out of a book. It is something you experience by being out there in the world. So get out there as often as you can. Don’t intellectualize architecture, experience it!
Sara Eftekhar

Nursing Alumna Sara Eftekhar (BSN '13, Dip Ed '14) worked as a Community Health Nurse in Egypt during the Egyptian revolution and uprising providing primary health care to refugees. In addition, she independently developed health education workshops for refugees. Her efforts led to the first sustainable health education program for refugees in the country and it continues to thrive to this day. Sara is now a Research Nurse within the Hyperbaric Unit at Vancouver General Hospital.