Student Achievements

May 2, 2012 | Student Achievements

Miguel Torres Wins Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Miguel Guillen Torres’ balance of approachability and professionalism as a teaching assistant has garnered him the 2011/2012 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. The Award is given out annually to a small group of TAs who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching and learning at UBC. The successful award winners have demonstrated skills, abilities and contributions that result in a high level of respect from undergraduate students and faculty members.

April 25, 2012 | Student Achievements

Noreen Kamal: First Recipient of Science Policy Fellowship

As the first recipient of a new Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research award, Noreen Kamal will have an opportunity to develop evidence-based provincial policy for emergency care. The fellowship is  offered in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the BC Ministry of Health. The MSFHR/CIHR Science Policy Fellowship will embed Kamal for six months in the Ministry of Health to develop policy recommendations for emergency department care informed by research evidence and best practice.

April 5, 2012 | Student Achievements

Best Paper Award at WCNC 2012: Derrick Wing Kwan Ng

Derrick Wing Kwan Ng received the best paper award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference in Paris. This is Kwan's second, best paper award in four months, the first was received at IEEE Globecom 2011. Kwan, along with his colleagues and Ph.D. supervisor, Dr. Robert Schober, research innovative designs to ensure wireless security. Read Kwan's WCNC 2012 paper: Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multi-Cell OFDMA Systems with Limited Backhaul Capacity

April 3, 2012 | Student Achievements

IEEE Project Fair | Wednesday April 4

Please join us on Wednesday for the IEEE Student Project Fair in the Atrium of the Fred Kaiser Building. Projects completed in the past academic year by students in the ECE department will be featured at the Project Fair. Junior and senior projects will be competing for cash prizes. Here are all the teams that will be competing this year:

March 23, 2012 | Student Achievements

First Canadian Student to Win the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship: Wilson Fung

Wilson Fung, a Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Dr. Tor Aamodt, has become the first Canadian student to win the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship.

March 2, 2012 | Student Achievements

Deepak Gautam wins APEC Outstanding Presentation Award

Deepak S. Gautam, a PhD student in power electronics received an Outstanding Presentation Award at this year's Applied Power Electronics Conference.

March 2, 2012 | Student Achievements

Samantha Grist wins 3MT semi-finals

Samantha Grist, doctoral student under the supervision of Karen Cheung, won the campus-wide semi-finals at the 3 minute thesis competition. The final round of the competition is today at noon in the Graduate Student Centre Ballroom, 6371 Crescent Road. Good luck Samantha! More about 3MT

February 21, 2012 | Student Achievements

Johnty Wang creates speech using hand gestures

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a voice synthesizer that allows people to speak by simply moving their hands. Johnty Wang, a master's student in electrical and computer engineering, is part of a team creating the Digital Ventriloquist Actor, or DiVA – a pair of special gloves equipped with 3D sensors that use gestures to convey sounds.   Watch the CTV News report

February 15, 2012 | Student Achievements

MobiChill wins Enterprize Canada Competition

Kaizen Biomedical's MobiChill, took first place and the people's choice award at the Enterprize Canada National Business Plan Competition. Congratulations to the team brought together in APSC 486/New Venture Design: Annelies Tjebbes (ECE), Neal O’Grady (MECH) and Mayank Kalra (MECH), and Sauder School of Business students Derek Li, Jennifer Vlasiu and Stephanie Wilson. Read More

February 14, 2012 | Student Achievements

ECE Graduate Student Association

The ECE Graduate Student Association supports students by providing professional development and social activities. The ECEGSA Executive organizes activities and services for the benefit of ECE graduate students. These include orientation for new students, a weekly Afternoon Social Break, an Industry/Student Networking Night, and many other workshops and events. The ECEGSA welcomes all ECE graduate students to participate in its events, which are announced via email and on the ECEGSA website. Visit the ECEGSA Website

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