Student Achievements

May 14, 2012 | Student Achievements

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 IEEE. The prize as a whole recognizes the excellence in young women engineer professionals.

May 10, 2012 | Student Achievements, Undergraduate Student Achievements

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 skills to create a website that synthesizes e-mails for students, and to develop apps that will eventually be sold in the Apple App Store.

May 10, 2012 | Student Achievements, Undergraduate Student Achievements

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 side effects such as neurological damage. They have already won first place for the product at the 2012 Enterprize Canada National Business Plan and are getting ready to put MobiChill on the market.

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

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