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Shifting perspectives and reimagining our streets

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As a passionate advocate for connected and sustainable cities, both my personal and professional experiences have focused on building healthier and happier individuals and communities. I'm intrigued by the correlation between the movement of…

I love being a woman in STEM!

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I’d like to acknowledge that I have been born, raised, and continue to live on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples, in so-called Vancouver, BC. I grew up in East Van, which helped shape me…

A global tech journey that led me to Silicon Valley

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Throughout my time studying mechanical and biomedical engineering at UBC, I tried my best to fill my days with travel and building. I lived in Germany for a year to work in the automotive industry and learn a new language. During my time in…

Rocking on to a career in geological engineering

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UBC Engineering student Owen Perfect's passion for geological engineering began with a love for the outdoors. Now, working for his Applied Science Co-op employer, he aims to play an important role in the future of sustainable mining.

Balancing the equation: An engineer's pursuit of equity

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My name is Ashley Kairu. Originally from Kenya, I lived in Uganda and South Africa before venturing across the ocean to Vancouver for university. I am a chemical engineering graduate with a passion for clean energy and the environment. However, my…

Quest for a greener future: my journey in chemical and biological engineering and beyond

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UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering student Amelia Dai plans to further her quest for a greener future by pursuing a PhD in ChemE at MIT.

An engineering degree is more than just the academics

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Going into engineering, I knew that it would not be an easy degree. I genuinely enjoyed what I studied, however, making it a lot more manageable. I will forever be grateful for all the support I received from my family, friends, professors, and…

Navigating life’s surprises

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I am graduating from UBC as a slightly different individual than the one I envisioned at the beginning of my undergraduate journey. Throughout my time here, I engaged in undergraduate research, participated in language exchange programs, and took…

Curiosity by design: using uncertainty to leverage learning

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I recently graduated with an honours undergraduate degree in Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism. I began my studies at UBC in the Faculty of Science and transferred to the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (…

From Iron Rings to stethoscopes: bridging the gap between engineering and medicine

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I am graduating with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. I am a Wesbrook Scholar and an active member of the community, both on and off campus. Throughout my time at UBC, I’ve been a TA, participated in design teams, led projects in the Engineers…

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