Veronica Knott, BASc '19, Mining Engineering
Throughout her degree, Veronica Knott has held multiple leadership roles including Chair of the National Conference on Women in Engineering in 2013, President of the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) in 2014-2015 and student member of the UBC Board of Governors in 2015-2017. In all these roles, her leadership focused on building more welcoming and inclusive societies for student communities — resulting in creating various cornerstone initiatives such as the Iron Pin Ceremony.
Jakob Gattinger, BASc '19, Mining Engineering
Jakob has a passion for problem solving and serving those around him. Throughout his degree, he has focused on advocating for fellow students and building community in UBC Engineering. This has included involvement with the Engineering Undergraduate Society, Alma Mater Society, the UBC Board of Governors as well as UBC’s Vancouver Senate. Beyond UBC, he’s been involved with the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, including a two-year stint as chair of the board of directors.
Nathan Skubovius, BASc '19, Mining Engineering
Nathan Skubovius is a member of the Tahltan Nation. At UBC, he was president of the UBC Mining Undergraduate Club and captain of the UBC Mine Rescue team. Nathan completed an architecture and engineering technologies diploma from Thompson Rivers University and worked as an engineering draftsman at the New Afton mine. He then worked for Teck at their Schaft Creek exploration camp, and then for Pretivm as a mining engineer student at the Brucejack Mine.
Kwan Fung, BASc '19, Mining Engineering
My journey in mining started because of curiosity, but is now shaped by passion and purpose. Prior to university, I had almost zero knowledge of mining and only visited a mine once. Over the next six years, I completed over two years of internships at Shell and Suncor, competed nationally at the Canadian Mining Games competition, and internationally at the Move Mining competition.
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Arpan Kandola, BASc '19, School of Engineering
Arpan Kandola was born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia. He is a civil engineering graduate with a passion for tech, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. From a career-ending ACL injury that halted his journey as a competitive athlete to losing his father in 2017, Arpan has worked hard in the face of adversity to complete his degree and excel academically despite the many setbacks faced in the process. He is excited to take on the next chapter in life and encourage prospective students to study engineering.
Edward Wang, BASc '19, Chemical and Biological Engineering
When I came to UBC Engineering in 2014, I knew little about what engineering is and what engineers do. In the five years since, I’ve had many opportunities to learn about the discipline, and I am very happy with my choice.
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Biomedical Engineering Instrumentation: the recipe for success
When you think electrical and computer engineering do you think hip transplants? No, probably not. How about French cooking? No? Well then, welcome to ELEC 371: Biomedical Engineering Instrumentation. A course, which is ambiguously defined in the syllabus as “theory and experiments involving instruments for general, orthopedic, cardiac and minimally invasive surgery as well as sensors for respiratory, cardiac, bioelectric, biochemical and nervous system measurement.”