On March 30, 2017, Applied Science faculty members, staff, alumni, and friends gathered in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre to celebrate faculty-related achievements in nursing, planning, architecture and engineering.
Sipping drinks in a decked-out Jack Poole Hall, guests mixed, mingled and were treated to some inspiring words from Dean Marc Parlange, who reminded attendees of the faculty’s long history at UBC (it has been here from the very beginning) and praised the diversity of its people and activities.
A team of four engineering students — Andrew Dworschak (Engineering Physics), Connor McFadyen (Mechanical), Allan Ng (Mechanical Engineering) and Jenny Yang (Engineering Physics) — won second place in the Senior Design category at the Canadian Engineering Competition on March 2-6 in Calgary.
On March 6, 2017, Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Sathish Gopalakrishnan, P.Eng., received the Margaret Fulton Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who make exceptional contributions to the student experience at UBC, Vancouver, in honour of Margaret Fulton's devotion to education access and student development. Fulton was UBC's Dean of Women and University President of Mount Saint Vincent University.
Five UBC engineering professors have been awarded a total of approximately $2.5 million in Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Victor C. M. Leung (BASc ’77, PhD ’82, electrical engineering), P.Eng., has received the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research from the Canadian Society of Information Theory.