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Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service 2019

David Torok Engineering Tech, UBC Department of Materials Engineering CUPE 116Dave joined the Materials Engineering Department in 2002 as a Machinist Apprentice. During his apprenticeship, he instantly excelled in the hands-on machine work as well as his BCIT apprentice schooling. He also exhibited a great attitude towards the department, the undergraduate students in Materials and […]

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Mary Jansepar, Materials Engineering, Assistant to the Head – Mary exemplifies what this award is about. Mary has been in the department for over 40 years and seen a lot of changes and challenges from working under 10 department heads. She is the unsung hero that keeps the day to day and year to year […]

Applied Science: Dean’s Medal of Distinction

Warren Poole was awarded a Dean’s Medal of Distinction. The faculty recognized 13 individuals “who have brought high honor to the faculty and/or made longstanding contributions to the advancement of our vision, mission and mandate.”

Matthias Militzer is one of five UBC Engineering professors to be awarded an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant

Matthias Militzer is one of five UBC Engineering professors to be awarded an NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant

Matthias Militzer, a professor of materials engineering, will lead an inter-university team to develop a new, interface-based approach for designing advanced next-generation high-strength steels that will enable the manufacture of lightweight cars. The project will also involve researchers from McGill and McMaster and three leading Canadian steel producers (ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Stelco, and Evraz Inc NA) […]

UBC Materials Engineer is awarded the first ever BCIC Ignite Award

“On October 26, 2016 the BC Innovation Council — a crown agency of the Province of BC that focuses on driving BC’s economic engine through the advancement of BC tech and market-driven innovation — announced the inaugural recipients of its Ignite Awards. Research from engineering professor Edouard Asselin, P.Eng. Ed’s research with Jetti Resources is […]



I was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, a city halfway between Toronto and farmer fields. Oshawa is most well-known for the General Motors car assembly plant. The facility was in operation for over 100 years and put Oshawa on the map. I played hockey as a kid and attended a full French elementary and […]


Hi, my name is Jaymi and I’m a graduating student from Materials Engineering. My five years at UBC have been filled with more courses than I can count, but my true university experience was formed by my involvement on campus. As soon as I joined my department, I started volunteering with our undergraduate club, which […]


What has made your time at UBC the most memorable? The people. The friends that I’ve made. At no other point in my life will I be so proximally surrounded by this many brilliant and diverse minds. I feel honoured to have been touched by thousands of stories in my time here — stories which […]



What has made your time at UBC the most memorable? My time at UBC was made most memorable through my involvement on the UBC Track and Field Team.  I met and competed with so many amazing athletes that have become some of my best friends and I would have never otherwise known them had I […]

Jana Haggins, BASc 2007

Since graduating from UBC, I’ve been employed at a single company, CIMARRON Engineering Ltd. in Calgary, AB. The company is a consulting firm for the oil and gas business that provides services for pipeline and facility design as well as integrity support. My role has been quite varied at CIMARRON. The group I work in […]