engineering

Ephraim Nowak, MASc ’18, Electrical Engineering

Born and raised in the Okanagan, I developed deep roots in the community through volunteerism. Attending UBC’s Okanagan campus seemed like a natural choice for me, as it allowed me to continue developing my community involvement alongside my studies. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2015 and a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering this year. During my studies, I spent most of my time in the Advanced Control and Intelligent Systems Lab, developing computer vision autopilots for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones.

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Andrew Sheroubi, BASc '18, Chemical and Biological Engineering

The world is in trouble. We have to do something about it.

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Kevin Chen, MEL '18, Urban Systems

I have an insatiable curiosity for knowledge and the innate need to understand the world. Throughout my career in science and engineering, I have always been fascinated with solving complex problems and understanding the implications of technological innovation. After three years of working in civil engineering, I wanted to learn more about the future of infrastructure and enrolled in the Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems.

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AJung Moon, PhD '18, Mechanical Engineering

My PhD specialized in making robots that move and communicate like humans. During my graduate journey at UBC, I started a student research initiative called the Open Roboethics, to study the social and ethical implications of robotics technologies, including autonomous cars, care robots and robots used in warfare. With about six years of research under our belt, I continue to lead the initiative, which has now become an international non-profit think tank called Open Roboethics Institute (ORI).

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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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New School of Biomedical Engineering holds launch symposium

Last Thursday, over 300 people gathered at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre to celebrate the opening of the university’s new School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), a partnership between the UBC faculties of applied science and medicine. Packed with engaging talks, lively panel discussions and informative poster presentations featuring BME student research, the event provided a glimpse into the exciting world of biomedical engineering and outlined the SBME’s vision for its role within it.

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Athanasios (Thanos) Kritharis, BASc '18, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Thanos originally entered chemical engineering after taking a biology course in his second year of an arts degree. From that point he became heavily involved in extra-curricular activities, running the Chem-E-Car design team for three years and engaging in numerous competitions ranging from medical devices to sustainable energy. In his final years of studies, he co-founded the entrepreneurship program Innovation OnBoard as a result of a failed start-up from the year before.

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Joren Jackson, BASc '18, Integrated Engineering

My name is Joren Jackson, and I am graduating from the Integrated Engineering Program with a focus on mechanical and materials engineering. I founded UBC Rocket two summers ago, and since then I’ve been heavily involved in leading the team and developing our first rockets. My time at UBC has been defined by working with teams on hands on projects, both within the Integrated Engineering Program and with my student team.

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Tony Wu, BASc '18, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Tony is a graduating chemical engineering student with a passion for photography and design. He is recognized by his peers and the department for his involvement with the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Council throughout his degree including helping organize the annual CHBE Industrial Field Trip, volunteering at open houses, and helping organize events for his graduating class. He has worked in the pulp and paper industry and in wastewater treatment in the past.

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Levi Bieber, BASc '18, School of Engineering

Hello! My name is Levi Bieber (some relation to Justin). I was born and raised in the City of Vernon, BC, which is about a half-hour drive from Kelowna. Beginning my post-secondary education first in Vernon and then in Kelowna (at the Okanagan College – one year each), I transferred to the University of British Columbia in 2015 and am now graduating with my BASc in electrical engineering. Last summer, I began research with Dr.

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