Student team set to represent Canada at international design competition
By Sam Charles on March 15, 2023
A team of sustainability and environmentally conscious students have advanced to the International Competition Finals in Golden, Colorado.
Posted in SOESpotlight | Tagged engineering, IDS, Solar Decathlon 2023 Design Challenge, sustainability, TRU
Students launch new student Indigenous society
By Sam Charles on September 17, 2022
UBC’s newest student organization seeks to build and strengthen a community
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged AISES, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Chris Paul, engineering, Indigenous, Joel, Liman
UBCO’s annual Life Raft Debate goes back in time
By Patty Wellborn on January 20, 2022
Time travel is the only chance to save society, but who gets to go?
Posted in Media Advisory | Tagged campus, engineering, event, Komisar
Stober Scholarship recipient pedals to a strong start
By Sam Charles on November 23, 2021
First-year engineering student Luke Hoefer is the inaugural recipient of the Stober Engineering Award. The award is part of the Stober Family’s $1 million donation to support UBC Okanagan student scholarships, research and community health initiatives over the next five years.
Posted in SOESpotlight | Tagged Award, engineering, first year, Hoefer, Luke, Scholarship, Stober
New faculty bring expertise in digital health, smart cities, and microbial ecosystems
By Sam Charles on June 29, 2021
The School of Engineering welcomes four new faculty on July 1. The new research faculty bring a wealth of experience in digital health, smart structures, smart transportation, and microbial ecosystems.
Posted in Spotlight | Tagged 2021, Collier, engineering, Faculty, Garguom, Hawley, New, Tobber
Open Letter from Indigenous Caucus – Recent history
By Sam Charles on June 16, 2021
As the UBC Okanagan Engineering Indigenous Caucus, we think it is important to build awareness about these tough subjects, and maintain a dialogue to uncover what we can do as engineers, and aspiring engineers, to seek out reconciliation while ending a negative cycle.
Posted in SOESpotlight | Tagged Benoit, Caucus, Collier, engineering, Foulds, Indigenous, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, MMIWG, Tobber
Alumni Profile – Kaila Spencer BASc ’21 (Civil)
By Sam Charles on June 1, 2021
Kaila Spencer completed her Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil Engineering in December 2020.
Posted in SOESpotlight, student profile, Undergraduate Students | Tagged alumni, Civil, engineering, ENGSOC, Kaila, Spencer
New faculty set to expand opportunities at School of Engineering
By Sam Charles on December 8, 2020
On a Zoom call in late November, three new faculty members met to discuss their preparations for the upcoming year. The three incoming faculty are among ten incoming faculty that are starting at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering over the next year.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged 2021, engineering, Faculty, Hawley, inter-disciplinary, Komisar, New, Tobber | Leave a response
Inside first year, first term with Schulich Scholar James Ropotar
By Sam Charles on November 17, 2020
James Ropotar is in his first-year at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering. The Schulich Scholar started his journey to become a professional engineer in September 2020 (actually he started last year as a Dual Credit student with School District 23).
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Dual Credit, engineering, Roportar, scholar, Schulich | Leave a response
Inside first year, first term with Loran Scholar Sydney Strocen
By Sam Charles on November 13, 2020
Sydney Strocen is in her first-year at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering. The Loran Scholar started her journey to become a professional engineer in September 2020.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged engineering, Loran, scholar, Strocen | Leave a response