Brian Mukeswe: From Kisubi to UBC


One June day in 2012, the six members of a high school robotics club in Uganda were deep in thought. A national technology and innovation competition was coming up, and they needed a cool project to submit.

Idea after idea was shot down, until one of the boys finally made a suggestion that excited all of them: How about a robotic car? Could they make one themselves from scratch?

Mirza Saquib Sarwar

Mirza Saquib Sarwar (MASc '14 ECE) has proven that hard work really does pay off. Mirza was recently featured along with his Supervisor, Dr Madden, in UBC news for their sensor that uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone and can detect different types of touch, including swiping and tapping, even when it is stretched, folded or bent. This feature makes it suited for foldable devices of the future.

Mining Engineering 1977 - 40th Reunion

March 24, 2017

The Mining Class of 1977 met in the Robert H. Lee ALumni Centre for coffee and treats; it gave us a chance to catch-up and share a bit of history with each other before wandering off across the campus to the Kaiser building to see Dean Marc Parlange. The trek to the Kaiser building took a bit longer than it might with newer alumni; there was some amount of dispute at what building was where way-back-when and a certain amount of ‘oh wow’ when consensus was reached on what and where things were compared to what and where they were today.