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Shifting perspectives and reimagining our streets

Jun 05, 2023 | Spotlight

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…

A global tech journey that led me to Silicon Valley

Jun 01, 2023 | Spotlight

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

May 30, 2023 | Spotlight

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.

'I was in a coma for about 45 days': UBC student graduates after near-fatal accident

CTV News | May 30, 2023 | Media coverage

Mechanical engineering student Yi Yi Du, who nearly lost his life and suffered brain injuries from a vehicle collision in 2021, will be graduating this week.

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

May 29, 2023 | Spotlight

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

May 29, 2023 | Spotlight

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

May 29, 2023 | Spotlight

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

May 29, 2023 | Spotlight

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

May 29, 2023 | Spotlight

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…

Overcoming hardships, a team effort

May 24, 2023 | Spotlight

Waking up from a two-month-long coma, UBC Mechanical Engineering Student Yi Yi Du found himself on a rarely trekked path toward graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science, with a Biomechanics and Medical Devices Specialization.

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