"I find patience to be a great asset and, in research, it is the key to progress."
"Architecture must be conscious of and sensitive to the resources used to minimize its impact on the built environment."
"During my education, I have found that curiosity has been an excellent driver for my inspiration."
"I consider the world around me on a daily basis and find that there are so many aspects that I believe can be improved upon or solved with new technology developments."
"It’s my hope that the initiatives we are working on today in Applied Science result in more students bringing their Indigenous identities to UBC."
"Innovation is a universal language."
"I believe that if we want to inspire and nurture innovative minds, we need to value individuality and support students in taking risks."
"No matter what the field is, the people who are passionate about the work that they do have the greatest impact on those around them and are the ones who make innovation happen."
"Our goal is to ensure that all our students graduate with a comprehensive understanding of Canada's Indigenous histories, cultures and practices so that they may become ethical, informed and empathic engineers."
"I have had the joy of connecting people to the resources and communities that they are seeking, all beginning with this principle of humble inquiry."
"Years from now, I’m going to be reminiscing about the support I received all throughout university from my friends and my classmates in the CHBE Department."
"I hope to contribute to building engaged, resilient communities, where folks feel heard and connected to each other."
"Hearing stories from people who have been a part of mine rescue for decades truly makes you appreciate the importance of being prepared."
"I am a strong believer that it is crucial to always take pride in your work, be thorough and pay attention to the details."
"Even though being able to problem-solve is important, I think that the most valuable skill an engineer can have is the ability to listen and communicate."
"If we look closely, nature provides the most elegant and optimal solutions to many or even all engineering problems."
"Engineering is a field that benefits immensely from a diversity of people solving problems, and it’s important to introduce engineering as an opportunity early and often."
"Passion and motivation are the key to conquering against all the odds. You will feel immense satisfaction when solving a problem you are passionate about."
"Everything we do in healthcare has an impact on the environment and vice versa, which is why we want to contribute towards cultural change in healthcare and greener practices."
"The law of conservation of energy generally applies to your time at UBC. The amount of time and effort you put into a project will produce equal returns in terms of practical knowledge."
"Being an engineer, you have an opportunity to create things and to bring your dreams into reality."
"I am a strong believer that you can make a difference in the world at the local level. Opportunities for positive change exist all around us."
"I aspire to design structures that foster symbiotic relationships between people, buildings and nature within our ever-growing world."
"Remember that this is not just a degree, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enhance your skills and leadership qualities, and can help you to choose your future career."
"Engineering isn’t a solo endeavour, and even if that were possible, it wouldn’t be as fun."
"Nothing beats seeing the sparkle of curiosity in a young person’s eyes and being able to show them the power that we as humans have to create, build and discover."
“Engaging with people around you will not only bring you new ideas, but will help you execute them.”