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First-year student enjoys being in a community of students passionate about learning and hands-on projects

Jan 25, 2023 | Spotlight

Year: 1st year Why did you want to study engineering? My dad is an engineer and I grew up in an environment where I was raised to be a problem solver. I like the idea of coming up with solutions and solving problems, and engineering is a very…

Student-athlete is a force on and off the court

Jan 18, 2023 | Spotlight

Student-athlete Hellen Lacava is a force on and off the court as she pursues her dual passions for volleyball and engineering.

Acid-base chemistry makes fuels from air possible

Dec 08, 2022 | Spotlight

I was raised in Kelowna, BC and received my BSc in Chemical Engineering Co-op at the University of Alberta. I joined the Berlinguette group at UBC in 2018 to pursue my PhD in Chemical & Biological Engineering. There, we worked as a team to…

Building bridges across design and research: architecture and landscape architecture

Dec 08, 2022 | Spotlight

I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) has been my second home in recent years as I developed my capacities for design in the dual degree Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape…

From expert Registered Nurse to novice Nurse Practitioner

Dec 07, 2022 | Spotlight

My professional journey began in 2010, when I graduated in France with a Degree in Nursing. My first clinical placement as a student nurse was eye-opening, as I simply loved the complexity of nursing with its multi-faceted knowledge components.…

BE Brave, BE Relevant, STAY Relevant

Dec 07, 2022 | Spotlight

Se:ko! My name is Olivia Maracle, and my pronouns are she/her. I am a daughter, a sister, and a granddaughter. I am of the Turtle Clan and identify as Kanien'kehá:ka (People of the Flint) or Mohawk from the Bay of Quinte. My mother is Susan…

Setting a new course: It's never too late to make a career change

Dec 03, 2022 | Spotlight

I was born and raised in Jonquière, Québec and decided to join the Canadian Armed Forces straight out of high school to serve as a Naval Combat Systems Engineer. I received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada…

Trauma-informed design: Changing the narrative in health technology development

Nov 30, 2022 | Spotlight

Dr. Abdul-Fatawu Abdulai graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, from the UBC School of Nursing in Vancouver.

Moving toward a sustainable world

Nov 29, 2022 | Spotlight

I was born and raised in China and spent 5 years at UBC doing a major in Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE), and minor in Commerce. During my time as a CHBE student, I found my passion in renewable energy and other solutions to environmental…

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