Our co-op students and graduates are working all over the world in countries such as Germany, Japan, Australia and Malaysia as well as throughout Canada and the United States.
Some of our alumni share their careers to date and highlights along the way. To contribute to this section, please contact Mary Jansepar – we would love to hear from you.
Hi. My name’s Jen and I graduated from UBC Materials Engineering in 2002. During my final year, I was hired by Chevron Canada to work as a Maintenance Engineer at their Burnaby oil refinery. The refinery processes 55,000 barrels per day of crude oil into various petroleum products, including much of the gasoline in Vancouver. […]
After graduating from UBC Materials I went to the University of Toronto to do a Masters in a collaborative program between Materials Science & Engineering and the Institute of Biomedical and Biomaterials Engineering. I was lucky to work with a pioneer in the biomaterials field, Prof. Bob Pilliar. After completing my Masters I continued on […]
After graduating from UBC Metals and Materials Engineering, I went on to pursue my Masters in Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics at the prestigious Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge and followed up with a PhD in Engineering. During my PhD, I managed to publish several research papers and to obtain an international […]
My metals and materials engineering bachelor’s degree has taken me to the copper mines of Mexico and Australia as a field engineer before returning to UBC to study for my Master’s degree. As a Master’s degree student I conducted a portion of my research in IJmuiden, The Netherlands at Corus. Through my industrial contacts I […]
After finishing my M.A.Sc. at UBC, I worked for 4 years at Dofasco where I concentrated on solving formability issues for our automotive clients. We used finite element analysis (FEA) to identify potential failure sites during stamping of sheet metal parts that had been proposed for future car models. Based on the results of our […]