UBC Engineers dominate Western Engineering Competition

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | By

Vancouver, Canada—February 2, 2010—The University of British Columbia received the 25th Anniversary Excellence Award and UBC Engineering student teams placed within the top-three of five categories at the 25th annual Western Engineering Competition (WEC). The annual event was held January 20-24th at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and connects approximately 250 engineering students from Western Canada to develop problem solving, teamwork and communication skills through peer competition.

Congratulations to the following students:


Senior Design:
1st place – Andrew Carne, Bob Orlando, Eric Pospisil, Justin Stevens
2nd place – Kevin Baillie, Howard Hu, Alim Jiwa, Lok Tin Lam

Impromptu Debate:
1st place – Sean Heisler, Fraser Macdonald
3rd place – Amanda Li, Jose Luis Lopez

Consulting Engineering:
3rd place – Kevin Bergen, Chris Chan, Kimberly Dioszeghy, Brittany Ewert

Innovative Design:
3rd place – Tagg Jefferson, Lin Watt

Engineering Communications:
3rd place – Shahrzad Pedram

Madeleine Schaefer & Morgan Tien

Twelve students qualified for the Canadian Engineering Competition to be held March 18-21st in Toronto. For more information on the Western Engineering Competition visit: http://www.wec2010.ca/


ErinRose Handy
Communications Manager
Faculty of Applied Science
The University of British Columbia
Tel: 604.822.1524
E-mail: erinrose.handy@ubc.ca


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