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ECE Convocation 2012

ECE Convocation 2012

From freshmen to graduates, it’s time for us to say farewell to some of our ECE students, but not before a celebratory luncheon at the Fred Kaiser Atrium. Ashley Bardal (far L) and Nick Geisler(far R) smile while Yazad Daruvala (mid L) and Derek Meyer (mid R) share one last embrace before parting ways. Lawrence Penkar with a family member. William Gallegos smiles […]

Renaissance Man and Governor General’s Medal Winner

Renaissance Man and Governor General’s Medal Winner

It’s not easy to achieve the highest academic standing in the Applied Sciences program, but that’s just what Alexey Pazukha has done. Professor Dr. John Madden can testify to the graduating student’s tireless scholastic efforts. “In these times of great specialization, Alexey Pazukha is a rare example of a Renaissance intellect.” Contemporary German literature, evolution […]

Engineer and Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

Engineer and Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

Along with her degree, when Annelies Tjebbes graduates in May, she’ll have in her hands an award-winning product and an impressive volunteer experience. In her undergraduate years, she co-founded Kaizen Biomedical, and together with her team, they invented MobiChill: a blanket that induces therapeutic hypothermia to cardiac arrest patients and reduces the risk of long-term […]

More Accolades for Zahra Ahmadian

More Accolades for Zahra Ahmadian

Last year she received the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. This year, PhD student Zahra Ahmadian is the winner of the IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Canada annually awards the prize to the nominee who has demonstrated substantial success in her undergraduate program and volunteer service to the […]

Miguel Torres Wins Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

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 […]

From Playing Games to Creating Apps

From Playing Games to Creating Apps

It began with a simple wish to make video games. Now five years later, William Gallego has refined his ambitions, accumulated a wealth of leadership experience and graduates from UBC with an Applied Sciences degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The former President of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Society plans to apply his […]