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UBC’s first IBET Momentum Fellow aims to decolonize engineering design and project delivery

Dec 13, 2022 | Announcement

When Danilo Caron returned to school for an engineering degree, he never imagined how much his new career and research would support his personal journey to connect with his Anishinaabe culture. Years spent working as a masonry contractor in his…

BE Brave, BE Relevant, STAY Relevant

Dec 07, 2022 | Spotlight

Se:ko! My name is Olivia Maracle, and my pronouns are she/her. I am a daughter, a sister, and a granddaughter. I am of the Turtle Clan and identify as Kanien'kehá:ka (People of the Flint) or Mohawk from the Bay of Quinte. My mother is Susan…

Engineering is an opportunity to make a difference

Nov 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Building and being part of a community has always been really important to me, which is one reason I’ve really enjoyed my work as Vice-President of Student Life with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Society.

Spending a co-op term working with the geology team on BC’s Site C hydro dam is just one of Katrijn Bjornson’s highlights at UBC Engineering

Nov 07, 2022 | Spotlight

“UBC has a lot of programs to support Indigenous students and they are working to better integrate Indigenous views in engineering. I’m excited about these changes.”

Funding awarded to grow UBCO AISES chapter for Indigenous STEM students

Oct 12, 2022 | Announcement

New chapter of the American Indian Sciences and Engineering Society (AISES) at UBC Okanagan aims to build a welcoming community for Indigenous STEM students, with the help of a grant from UBC Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund.

Digging deep into applied science

Jul 15, 2022 | Spotlight

Year: 4th Year Chat with Katrijn

Beyond Mechanical Engineering and into the unknown

Jun 02, 2022 | Spotlight

As I was starting my degree at the School of Engineering, I really had no idea what career I wanted once I finished. But what I did have was an overwhelming number of ideas of what my career could be, like working with renewable energy technologies…

James Shaw, BASc '20, Materials Engineering

Jun 29, 2020 | Spotlight

I was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, a city halfway between Toronto and farmer fields. Oshawa is most well-known for the General Motors car assembly plant. The facility was in operation for over 100 years and put Oshawa on the map. I played…

Danilo Caron, BASc '20, Civil Engineering

Jun 19, 2020 | Spotlight

I was born and raised in Kamloops, BC but my roots come from Castelfranco Veneto in Italy and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation in Ontario. My father immigrated to BC while my mom moved to BC after finishing teacher’s college. They met and…

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