awards

News about awards given to faculty, staff, students and alumni. 

APSC prof named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Thomas Oxland, PEng, a professor in UBC's Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics and co-director of the UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest honour for artists, scholars and scientists.

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Two APSC members among 2018 Banting Fellows and Vanier Scholars

Two members of the APSC community have received prestigious research funding awards for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in Canada.

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Top B.C. high-school grads share secrets to success

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Biomedical engineer receives Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has announced this year’s nine winners of the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health, and one of them is Hooman Esfandiari  a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering.

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APSC professors inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Z Jane Wang, PEng, a professor in UBC's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Charles Haynes, PEng, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, have been named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) for their "distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession."

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Kyle Stewart receives 2018 McEwen teacher award

Kyle Stewart of Georgetown District High School is the recipient of the 2018 McEwen Family Teacher Recognition Award presented by the Faculty of Applied Science. Established by Dr. James McEwen (BASc ’71. PhD ’75), P.Eng., and his family, this award highlights teachers that go above and beyond to ensure the success of their students, both academically and personally. Georgetown District High School will receive $5000 for enrichment activities, programs or development and will be allocated a $5000 scholarship for a current high school student to attend UBC.

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Staff and faculty recognized for service to APSC

Three staff members and three faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science have received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service. The award, which comes with $2,000 and a personalized plaque, aims to recognize the positive impact that individuals in the APSC community have made on the faculty.

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Retsepile Sello, BASc '18, Mining Engineering

My name is Retsepile Sello. I am a MasterCard Foundation Scholar from Lesotho. In my four years of UBC Engineering, I found connections by sharing my unique stories with fellow students, professors and colleagues. As part of discovering my role in mining, I completed two memorable internships with metallurgical and gold mining companies in South Africa. I also designed a program that aims to minimize fatal accidents in underground mines.

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Anas Issa, PhD '18, School of Engineering

Anas Issa is a PhD candidate who joined the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan in January 2016. For the last two years, he has been extensively involved in research related to the development of self-centering bracing systems, smart materials and their structural applications, vulnerability assessment of buildings, and seismic rehabilitation techniques. His research is focused on the development of innovative spring and piston based self-centering bracing systems for enhanced dynamic performance of buildings.

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Amira Badreldin, BASc '18, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Amira is a graduating electrical engineering student who has been actively involved in the UBC Community through Engineers Without Borders, the Biomedical Engineering Student Design team and has been a member of UBC Women in Engineering both as a committee chair and as a committee member. Her desire to create a more diverse and welcoming workplace for all engineers is evident not only in her participation in clubs that do so, but in her interactions with other students.

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