engineering

‘Corridor of the future’: Vancouver-area proposal shortlisted in $50M government-funding competition

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B.C. startup developing wearable tech that could save drug users from overdosing

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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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Aspiring Burnaby EAs will get taste of problem student behaviour in virtual reality

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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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Amir Reza Meysami Fard, BASc '18, Chemical and Biological Engineering

My journey in bioengineering began in the summer of 2014: in my first-year bio class, I realized I had a passion for biotechnology. I followed up on an idea I had in that class with Dr. Vikram Yadav, and that led to my first co-op job at Dr. Piret’s lab working on 3D cultures. After my co-op, I was even more enthusiastic and passionate about biotechnology, so I joined UBC BIOMOD (Biomolecular Design). In 2017, I started my second co-op at STEMCELL Technologies with the bioengineering group and I also became the captain of UBC BIOMOD.

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Shayna Slobin, BASc '18, Integrated Engineering

My time at UBC has been characterized by the people I've encountered along the way: the strong and supportive women I played with on the Varsity Rugby team, my passionate and driven classmates in Integrated Engineering, and the determined allies I've worked with as the Chair of Professional Development for Women in Engineering. To me, this degree has not been about my successes (and failures), but about joining the communities around this school that have welcomed me enthusiastically and helped me grow.

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Diana Nino, BASc '18, Mechanical Engineering

I am a proud mechanical engineer graduate who has always been interested in creating change and helping others. Throughout my education, I have been involved with the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Club (Club Mech) as the newsletter editor, vice-president and president (2017-2018), where I found amazing friendships and a passion for promoting unity within our student community.

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APSC student wins oral presentation award at Injury Biomechanics Symposium

M’Beth Schoenfeld, a second-year MASc student in UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Margaret H. Hines Award for best oral presentation at the 2018 Injury Biomechanics Symposium hosted by The Ohio State University. Now in its fourteenth year, the annual event aims "to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates."

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Alex Abulnaga, BASc '18, Electrical Engineering

While at UBC, I had the opportunity to explore a wide range of experiences that helped me to grow both personally and professionally. During my degree, I developed a passion for academic research through positions at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and UBC. At UPenn, I worked on a novel non-invasive ear surgery procedure for restoring a type of sensorineural hearing loss, while at UBC I helped to develop a synthetic skin with shear sensing capabilities for use in robotics applications.

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