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ENGINEERING CO-OP PROGRAM 2010/2011 Year End Report


CONTENTS Program OverView

EVents 10

Graduation Reception

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Junior Reception

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Chemical and Biological Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering

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Global Opportunities

7

Electrical Engineering

12

Award Winners Sponsorship Program Initiatives

Student Salary Averages

7

Environmental Engineering

12

Geological Engineering Integrated Engineering

13

Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mining Engineering

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Master of Engineering

17

Master of Software Systems

17

UBC Okanagan

18-19

Dean’s Message

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Program Director’s Message

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Program Overview

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Engineering Programs

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DEAN’S MESSAGE Dear Engineering Co-op partners, Thank you for supporting UBC Engineering Co-op throughout the 2010/2011 academic year. Your active partnership—as employer, student or faculty member—is essential to the program’s success. Thank you to our industry partners for your incredible ongoing support through the good times and the bad times! Because of your support, we have been able to provide our students with invaluable industry work experience. We continue to explore new opportunities to enhance the services we provide. For example, in the near future we hope to approach you with the opportunity to define specific challenges that would require an “Engineering Co-op team” rather than one Co-op student. With the right team in place and under your guidance, we know our students can take on greater challenges as a team and deliver a complete solution for you. We are very proud of the trust you have placed in us and the support you have provided throughout the economic downturn. We continue to count on your support as the economy recovers. Thank you to our students. You have been exceptional representatives of UBC. We are proud of the contribution you are making to our society, even before you graduate. We know that this Co-op experience will be one that you will build on as you advance in your education and your profession. We continue to explore new opportunities for you. During the past year, we implemented a new stream through which you can now use a Co-op term to work for your own business, developing new product ideas under the mentorship of local entrepreneurs with established success records. Thank you to our faculty members. Your connection to the program ensures we continue to achieve our educational goals as we deliver on our commitment to industry. Considering this symbiotic relationship, a relationship dedicated to enhancing the quality of the educational experience of future engineers and to serving the needs of industry, it is no surprise that UBC Engineering Co-op has been on a trajectory of expansion over the past several years. It serves both UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses and industries not only in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan regions of British Columbia, but stretches across Canada and indeed reaches out to the whole world. Whether you are an industry partner providing that practical experience, a student gaining practical experience or a faculty member overseeing the two, you are helping us collectively make a world of difference by helping prepare our future engineers for their roles and responsibilities in serving society upon graduation. Thank you for your continued trust in the UBC Engineering Co-op Program.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tyseer Aboulnasr, O.ONT., FCAE, FEIC, P.Eng. Dean, Faculty of Applied Science Professor, Electrical Engineering

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Director’s Message Dear Co-op Supporters, It is my great pleasure to present the UBC Engineering Co-operative Education Program’s achievements and overall update in the 2010/2011 Year End Report. The University of British Columbia truly is a Place of Mind and our Engineering Co-op students are contributing by using their engineering talents to help solve realworld problems. This year our Engineering Co-op students secured a total of 1,350 four-month Co-op work terms; a four per cent increase compared to the previous year. This is a very positive sign as it shows that the economy and job market is slowly recovering from the recession that began in 2008. We also welcomed new Co-op students into the program this year: 403 second-years and 60 Master of Engineering students. They have all worked hard to prepare for their Co-op job searches and will embark on their first work terms in May 2011. Congratulations to our 263 Vancouver and 25 Okanagan Co-op students who successfully graduated with Co-op standing. We wish them the best as they set out on exciting career paths. The 2011 graduating classes have participated in over 1,208 Co-op work terms - totaling over 4,832 months of relevant, technical, industry work experience. They have collectively earned over $15.5 million dollars in salaries during their time in the Engineering Co-op Program. The School of Engineering at the UBC campus in Kelowna received full accreditation in 2010 and the first Engineering graduates celebrated convocation in May 2010. At the Vancouver campus, we had several exciting developments which included officially moving into our renovated offices at the Pulp and Paper Centre. This space is designed for Co-op employers, students and staff. It includes seven interview rooms, a boardroom and employer lounge. We launched a new Employer Recruitment Guide, available in print and online, to promote the Engineering Co-op Program both here and abroad. The website received a fresh look and is now easier to navigate. The UBC Faculty of Applied Science and UBC Engineering Co-op Program recognize and support student-initiated entrepreneurship and launched a new Co-op Entrepreneurship initiative this year. We are pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for Engineering Co-op students who are interested in starting their own business to count one or more of their Co-op terms as Entrepreneurial Co-op work term experiences. A note of recognition and thanks is extended to our Co-op employers in Australia who were affected by floods and in Japan by earthquakes and the tsunami. They were of great assistance in ensuring the safety of our students who were working in these areas during a very difficult period. On behalf of the UBC Engineering Co-op Program, I would like to extend a big thank you to our students, employers, faculty and alumni. We value your continued support of the program. If you have any feedback, suggestions or questions on the program, please contact me directly at 604-822-6598 or jenny.reilly@ubc.ca. Sincerely,

Jenny Reilly Director, UBC Engineering Co-op Program 55


Program Overview UBC Engineering Co-op students participated in a total of 1,350 work terms where they gained relevant, technical and paid engineering experience in the 2010/2011 academic year. This year’s four per cent increase in the number of work terms secured is a positive reflection of the recent economic recovery. Sixty-two per cent of Co-op students worked within the Lower Mainland of B.C., 14 per cent within B.C. and 16 per cent within other Canadian provinces and territories. The remaining eight per cent of Co-op students ventured abroad and obtained international Co-op work term experience.

TOTAL NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

2000

Work Term Statistics 1994 to 2011

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0 94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

Industry Distribution Provincial Government 1% Provincial Agency 6%

1% Federal Agency 3% Federal Government 5% Municipal Government 2% Non Profit Organization

By and large, the private sector ranging from consulting, mining, software development, academic research and construction, provided the most Co-op Engineering opportunities to 82 per cent of students. The public sector, including municipal, provincial and federal agencies, accounted for 16 per cent while two per cent of opportunities were in non-profit.

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82% Private Business


Global Opportunities In 2010/2011 a total of eight per cent or 105 Co-op work terms were secured in 17 countries. Co-op students from all Engineering disciplines had the opportunity to combine their Co-op work experiences with travel interests during their international work term experiences. A majority of students worked in Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States. However, students also ventured to unique destinations including Ecuador, Malawi, Sri Lanka,Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates.

In 2010/2011 UBC Engineering Co-op students employed in Canada reported an average monthly salary of $3,202. Co-op students collectively earned an impressive $17 million in salaries, up three million from last year. The following table shows the mean monthly salary for UBC Engineering Co-op students from our UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses who participated in domestic industry Engineering Co-op work terms.

Student Salary Averages Discipline

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

Chemical & Biological

$2,566

$3,134

$3,796

Civil

$2,948

$3,121

$3,321

Computer

$2,638

$2,863

$2,966

Electrical

$2,735

$2,942

$2,962

Environmental

$2,552

$2,814

$2,899

Geological

$3,121

$3,136

$3,271

Integrated

$2,305

$2,890

$3,161

Mechanical

$2,712

$2,830

$3,184

Materials

$2,350

$3,065

$3,126

Mining

$3,570

$3,909

$3,995

Masters of Software Systems

N/A

N/A

$3,538

Master of Engineering

N/A

N/A

$3,213

Please note: these figures do not include academic or international salaries and do not show the variances between small and large industries. 7


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WORK TERMS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BY CO-OP STUDENTS SINCE 1980

OF CO-OP EMPLOYERS INTERESTED IN HIRING CO-OP GRADUATES

CO-OP EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIPS

the 2010 Graduating CO-OP STUDENTS COLLECTIVELY EARNED

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Chemical and Biological Engineering www.chbe.ubc.ca

Option Specializations • Biological Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Process Engineering With over 109 Chemical and Biological Engineering Co-op students successfully securing work terms last year, the program increased by nine per cent compared to the previous year. Chemical and Biological Engineering Co-op students continue to enhance their strong background knowledge in the physical sciences, mathematics, and process engineering. Through options in Biological, Environmental and Process Engineering programs, students have been exposed to a variety of unique opportunities and industry knowledge ranging from biotechnology, municipal wastewater management, environmental testing and process engineering in the oil and gas sector. The oil and gas sector once again provided the most opportunities for students, hiring over 19 per cent, while positions in research and design related to the manufacture of fuel cells saw steady increases in 2010/2011. The majority of Co-op students worked in the Lower Mainland of B.C., while ten per cent ventured outside Canada to accept positions in Japan, Peru, Korea, Taiwan and various locations in the United States of America.

historical work terms 150

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94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11

industry distribution 4% Government Mining/Metals Refining 8%

9% Academic Research

13% Other Oil & Gas 19%

25% Consulting - Various Manufacturing/R&D - Various 22%

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civil Engineering www.civil.ubc.ca www.ubc.ca/okanagan/engineering

historical work terms

Option Specializations • Environmental Engineering

300

Throughout the 2010/2011 year, 262 Co-op work terms were secured by the Civil Engineering Co-op students. During the fall 2010 and winter 2011 work terms, 100 per cent of students seeking employment were successful in finding suitable positions. The large majority of students worked within the Lower Mainland of B.C. Twenty-two per cent worked across Canada and seven per cent travelled further afield to international destinations including Australia, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Civil Engineering Co-op students worked on a variety of projects. A few noteworthy opportunities included the design and construction of bridges and roads for infrastructure upgrades across Canada. Government and municipal offices provided 68 Co-op work terms in departments such as marine structures, fisheries and oceans, traffic, utilities and waste management. In Hong Kong, some students were involved in a large drainage project utilizing the revolutionary Tunnel Boring Machine while those in Australia were exposed to a variety of geotechnical testing relative to exploration and mining. Locally, students were involved with various aspects of the Port Mann/Highway #1 upgrade.

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

270 240 210 180 150 120 90 60 30 0 94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution Utility Company 3%

8% Other

Materials Testing 8%

17% Construction

Government 23% 41% Consulting - Various

Computer Engineering www.ece.ubc.ca

historical work terms *

Option Specializations • Software Engineering

135

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

A total of 110 Computer Engineering Co-op students successfully obtained work terms in 2010/2011. The results were extremely positive for the fall 2010 and winter 2011 terms whereby 100 per cent of students obtained employment. These students developed their hands-on skills in software testing and development. They also gained insights and industry knowledge in a wide variety of industries including aviation, biomedical software and telecommunications.

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120 105 90 75 60 45 30 15

Reflecting the upward trend in the software industry, the total number of job postings increased by three per cent from 1,369 to 1,412 compared to the previous year. There were new Co-op employers in the alternative energy, biomedical and semiconductor field joining the Co-op program providing software-related experiences in the Lower Mainland of B.C. While a large majority of Co-op students remained in the Lower Mainland of B.C., seven per cent travelled abroad to Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and the United States of America.

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ACADEMIC YEAR *Prior to 2000/2001, the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs were combined.

industry distribution 7% Telecommunications

5% Academic Research 10% Other

7% Finance, Insurance / Real Estate 2% Government 49% Software Development 20% Manufacturing/R&D - Various

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Electrical Engineering www.ece.ubc.ca www.ubc.ca/okanagan/engineering

Electrical Engineering Co-op students completed a total of 194 work terms, a slight decrease compared to 2009/2010. However, 100 per cent of students successfully obtained employment for the fall 2010 and winter 2011 work terms. They gained hands-on industry experience in research and development, software, finance, telecommunications and consulting. Notable projects included B.C. Place electrical upgrades, iPhone application developments, high level policy research for electrical energy systems and GPS field testing.

historical work terms * 350 315

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

Option Specializations • Biomedical Engineering • Electrical Energy Systems Engineering • Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering

280 245 210 175 140 105 70 35 0 94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR *Prior to 2000/2001, the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs were combined.

Eighty per cent of Electrical Engineering Co-op students remained in the Lower Mainland of B.C. while 15 per cent relocated within British Columbia and Canada. Five per cent gained international experience in Germany, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and the United States of America.

industry distribution 7% Telecommunications

8% Academic Research

11% Consulting - Various

5% Utility Company

12% Other 26% Software Development 10% Aerospace/Aviation

21% Manufacturing/R&D - Various

Environmental www.enve.ubc.ca

Students worked on projects ranging from groundwater monitoring to analyzing the performance of fuel cell membranes. This was the first year that Environmental Engineering Co-op students began working in the mining industry and the results have been positive. Fifty-eight per cent of Co-op students worked outside of the Lower Mainland of B.C. while 42 per cent relocated within British Columbia, Alberta and the United States of America.

historical work terms 25 NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

A total of 19 Environmental Engineering Co-op students gained Co-op experiences in 2010/2011. In summer 2010, 80 per cent of the Co-op students secured employment while the fall 2010 and winter 2011 work terms were very successful with a 100 per cent success rate respectively.

20 15 10 5 0

05/06

06/07

07/08

08/09

09/10

10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution 5% Government 16% Utility Company

11% Professional Services

31% Consulting - Various

32% Mining-Metals Refining 5% Academic Research

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Geological Engineering www.geoeng.ubc.ca

Option Specializations • Applied Geophysics Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Geotechnical Engineering • Minerals and Fuels Exploration Engineering As the year progressed for the summer 2010, fall 2010, and winter 2011 terms, the percentage of students securing work increased from 79 to 100 per cent to 100 per cent respectively. In 2010/2011, 30 Geological Engineering Co-op students were engaged in projects including analyzing soil in labs to monitoring tailings dam in the Alberta oil sands. The majority of students worked in geotechnical and environmental consulting, they also worked for mining companies and were also involved in materials testing for the construction industry.

historical work terms 50

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 00/01

01/02

02/03

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05/06

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09/10

10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution 20% Construction 3% Oil & Gas

27% Mining/Metals Refining

17% Consulting - Various

33% Materials Testing

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Integrated Engineering www.igen.ubc.ca

historical work terms 40 35

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

In 2010/2011, 23 Integrated Engineering Co-op work terms were secured - a 30 percent decrease compared to the previous year. The UBC Integrated Engineering Program provides students with a project focused, design-based, interdisciplinary education with a strong technical foundation. Integrated Engineering Co-op students enter the engineering workforce with enhanced team-based design experience through core courses and elective courses in at least two of the traditional engineering disciplines.

30 25 20 15 10

Some of the innovative projects Co-op students were involved in included the design and testing of high-tech snowboarding goggles in Whistler, sophisticated laser research in Germany, building envelope assessments in Alberta and fuel cell prototype testing in the Lower Mainland of B.C.

5 0 01/02

02/03

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09/10

10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution 8% Other 13% Academic Research 9% Professional Services

13% Construction

31% Manufacturing/R&D - Various

22% Consulting - Structural/Architecture

4% Government

Materials Engineering www.mtrl.ubc.ca

In 2010/2011, 36 Materials Engineering Co-op students secured work term experiences in a variety of industries. Total work term numbers steadily climbed from 72, 89 and 100 per cent for the summer 2010, fall 2010 and winter 2011 terms respectively. Materials Engineering Co-op students gained experience on projects ranging from quality control for aluminum casting to pulp fiber testing. They worked mostly with companies related to the automotive and the resource industries. Students worked in fuel cell laboratories, aluminum, manufacturing and steel plants, as well as academic research positions.

historical work terms 100

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

Option Specializations • Biomaterials Engineering • Manufacturing and Performance Engineering • Minerals and Metals Extraction Engineering

80

60

40

20

0 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution 6% Agriculture 30% Academic Research 22% Mining/Metals Refining

3% Materials Testing 6% Other 19% Manufacturing/R&D - Various 14

14% Consulting - Various


Mechanical Engineering www.mech.ubc.ca www.ubc.ca/okanagan/engineering Option Specializations • Biomedical Engineering • Mechatronics Engineering • Thermofluids Engineering In 2010/2011, the Mechanical Engineering Co-op program began to see some stabilization in employment opportunities after experiencing a decline in opportunities since the 2008 economic recession began. Although there continued to be challenges for students, because of the economic recovery, 285 Mechanical Engineering students were successful in securing work terms. The majority of Co-op students were employed in manufacturing, consulting (with sub-concentration in HVAC) and academic research with the greatest concentration of work terms in Metro Vancouver, followed by international locations. Forty-one students gained enriching cooperative education experiences in a variety of countries including Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. While Co-op provides industrial experience enhancing students’ theoretical and project courses, our students are also developing and applying their engineering skill sets through active involvement in the Engineering student teams (e.g. Thunderbots, Formula SAE, Aerodesign Heavy Lift and SAE Supermilage car), competitions (e.g. Western Engineering Competition) and clubs such as Engineers Without Borders.

400

historical work terms

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

360 320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40 0 93/94 94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution 4% Oil & Gas 10% Mining/Metals Refining

9% Academic Research

14% Other

5% Construction

17% Consulting - Various 37% Manufacturing/R&D-Various 4% Aerospace/Aviation

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Mining Engineering www.mining.ubc.ca

Option Specializations • Mining Engineering • Processing Engineering The mining industry provided clear evidence of economic recovery and what was in store for the future. A total of 86 Mining Engineering Co-op students secured Co-op work terms, a six per cent increase compared to the previous year. For the summer 2010, fall 2010 and winter 2011 terms, placements increased from 89, 100 to 100 per cent respectively. Students were involved in mining commodities such as copper, coal, diamonds, potash, gold, oil, molybdenum, nickel, zinc, and uranium. Tasks that students were assigned ranged from underground drill and blast design to haul truck cycle studies. Fourteen per cent of students worked in the Lower Mainland of B.C. while the remaining 87 per cent relocated within Canada or worked abroad.

historical work terms 100

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution 7% Oil & Gas

8% Academic Research

12% Consulting - Various

73% Mining/Metals Refining

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Master of Engineering www.engineering.ubc.ca/meng

The Master of Engineering is a course-based professional program designed for Engineering graduates who wish to complement engineering courses with management knowledge. Since its inception in 2007, the program’s enrollment numbers have grown significantly. In less than five years, the total number of work terms secured grew from five to 73 work terms. In comparison to 2009/2010, the program saw over a 300 per cent increase in part to the addition of the Master of Engineering in Clean Energy program.

historical work terms 75 NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

SPECIALIZATIONS OF MASTER OF ENGINEERING • Biomedical • Geological • Chemical & Biological • Materials • Civil • Mechanical • Clean Energy • Mining • Electrical & Computer

60 45 30 15 0

07/08

09/10

10/11

ACADEMIC YEAR

In its first year, the Clean Energy program’s 12 Co-op students successfully completed Co-op work terms starting in summer 2010 and gained handson experience in Clean Energy Engineering with a variety of employers across BC and in Germany. The program is targeted to students who are interested in advanced training related to environmentally-advantageous energy-efficient technologies — technologies that will help meet the global need for energy while reducing electricity and greenhouse gases and other emissions. Sixty-three per cent of the Master of Engineering Co-op students remained in the Lower Mainland of B.C., 22 per cent worked within British Columbia and 11 per cent were located within Canada. Four per cent gained international experience in Germany and the United States of America.

08/09

industry distribution 5% Municipal Government 11% Provincial Agency

84% Private Business

Master of Software Systems www.icics.ubc.ca/mss

historical work terms 30 27

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

In fall 2010, 25 Master of Software Systems Co-op students enrolled in the program and 100 per cent successfully secured Co-op work terms. The UBC Engineering Co-op Program facilitates a mandatory four-month Co-op work term placement for the Master of Software Systems Degree Program, administered through UBC’s Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS). Master of Software Systems have completed an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or social sciences and bring a multidisciplinary approach and international industry experience to the work environment.

24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3

The students assisted with the development and testing of software for the finance and real estate, telecommunication, semiconductor and business intelligence industries in the Lower Mainland of B.C. and across Canada. While the majority of the students worked in the Lower Mainland of B.C., one relocated to Seattle, Washington while eight others worked in Kelowna, Calgary, Markham, Mississauga, Ottawa and Waterloo.

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ACADEMIC YEAR

industry distribution 12% Other

12% Academic Research

4% Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 4% Telecommunications

8% Consulting - Various

16% Manufacturing/R&D - Various

40% Software Development

4% Oil & Gas

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UBC OKANAGAN - Civil, Electrical & Mechanical www.ubc.ca/okanagan/engineering

The UBC Okanagan Engineering Program celebrated the graduation of 25 Engineering Co-op students with Co-op standing on their degree parchments this year. A total of 114 Co-op work terms were successfully secured by students in 2010/2011 in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at UBC Okanagan. Construction and consulting sectors provided the most opportunities for students, other students explored opportunities within various government departments. Students also secured work terms in mining, manufacturing, academics and software development. Twenty-two per cent of UBC Okanagan Engineering Co-op students were employed in the Lower Mainland of B.C. while the majority of students, 57 per cent, worked in the Okanagan and different regions in British Columbia. The remaining 20 per cent worked across the rest of Canada and just one per cent of the students gained international experience in Australia.

industry distribution civil engineering 6% Academic Research

8% Transportation Operations

10% Materials Testing

8% Other

4% Mining/Metals Refining

25% Construction 21% Government

18% Consulting - Various

electrical engineering 10% Utility Company 20% Government - Municipal

20% Software Development

10% Manufacturing/R&D - Computers/Electronics

10% Retail / Distributor 30% Consulting - IT Services

mechanical engineering 10% Oil & Gas

10% Academic Research

5% Wood Processing

10% Mining/Metals Refining 21% Construction

21% Manufacturing/R&D - Various

18% Consulting - Various 5% Pulp & Paper

historical work terms

80

CIVIL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL

NUMBER OF WORK TERMS

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 07/08

08/09

09/10

ACADEMIC YEAR

10/11

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engineering Events


Junior

Recept i on

The annual Junior Reception welcomed new Engineering Co-op students from all Engineering disciplines into the program. In 2010 a total of 403 Engineering undergraduates, 359 from Vancouver and 44 from Okanagan, were invited to attend. The fifth annual UBC Engineering Co-op Junior Reception in the Vancouver campus took place on January 26, 2011 and the fourth annual reception in the Okanagan was on February 23, 2011. Both events provided an opportunity for Co-op students to celebrate the start of their Engineering Co-op journey and to network with industry representatives.

G r ad u at i on Recept i on UBC Vancouver The Engineering Co-op 2011 Graduation Reception was held on March 3rd at the Vancouver Marriot Pinnacle Hotel. A total of 263 Engineering Co-op graduates from all disciplines successfully graduated with Co-op standing. Students, faculty and industry representatives enjoyed an evening of networking, food and festivities. UBC Okanagan The Engineering Co-op Graduating Class of 2011 from the Okanagan campus was celebrated by students, faculty and industry representatives on March 16th at the Manteo Resort. A total of 25 Engineering Co-op students from the Okanagan successfully graduated with Co-op standing.

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Student, Faculty & of the Year Award

Each year the Student, Employer and Faculty Member of the Year awards are presented to those who have This year, the selection committee had the honour of presenting the awards to this year’s winners

Student of the Year

Faculty of the Year

Vancouver

Vancouver

Naeem Mawji, Chemical and Biological Engineering Co-op student, has actively engaged in his academics, his availing of opportunities outside of the classroom, as well as his willingness to move beyond the immediate community by taking part in an international service learning project. Naeem has developed the skills and networks necessary to support his interest in alleviating poverty and improving the quality of life in rural Tanzania. He does this by providing electrical power to these communities. Naeem’s idea germinated through a UBC international service learning project and it has now grown into a company that he co-founded. He has received funding for the company from the World Bank. Naeem successfully completed five work terms, three in industry with Syncrude Canada, one in research with Dr. Tony Bi of the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering and his final work term with the company he co-founded, Carbon X Energy, in Tanzania.

Okanagan

Holly Rourke, a Civil Engineering Co-op student, successfully completed all five Co-op work-terms. She obtained her first two with Thurber Engineering in the Lower Mainland of B.C.; her third as a Research Assistant with an engineering faculty member at the UBC Okanagan; and relocated across the Pacific Ocean to Australia for her final two terms with SRK Consulting. She received high praise from her previous employers and was noted for her contributions. She has always managed to be on the forefront whether it is the Engineering Co-op Student Advisory Committee (ECSAC) or the UBC Okanagan Engineering Undergraduate Society or helping a faculty member in Lab development or coordinating efforts for Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) as a UBC Okanagan representative.

Student of the Year, Naeem Mawji, Chemical & Biological Engineering 22

Student of the Year, Holly Rourke, Civil Engineering

Dr. David Dreisinger is a respected professor in the Materials Engineering Department, Vice President of Metallurgy for Baja Mining, and the chair holder of the Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy. Dr. Dreisinger has held the Research Chair for nearly 20 years with over 20 current industry partners. At UBC, he is actively involved in hydrometallurgy research. Not only does he teach the subject to students but he has also facilitated the development of students in the field by supervising graduate students, research engineers as well as hiring Co-op students. Over the past seven years, he has directly hired 14 Co-op students to work on his research projects - 34 per cent of the total hiring by the entire department during that period. He is passionate about preparing students to be future leaders in industry.

Okanagan

Dr. Mina Hoorfar has been an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan since 2005 and is the head of the Advanced Thermo-Fluidic Laboratory (ATFL). Her key areas of research are Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells, Microfluidic Fuel Cells, Digital Microfluidics, Real-time Water Quality Monitoring, and In Vitro Red Wine Characterization through Interfacial Property Measurement. She earned a spot on the prestigious Teaching Honor Roll at UBC Okanagan. She is a strong supporter of the Co-op program and assists students in pursuing their research aspirations through regular mentoring and coaching. The ability to consistently recruit a high percentage of students through NSERC USRA is due to her strong commitment and encouragement. Dr. Hoorfar has hired four students since 2007 and has provided students practical and real-world related work experiences in engineering along with exposure to publishing and presenting papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Faculty of the Year, Dr. David Dreisinger, Professor of Material Engineering

Faculty of the Year, Dr. Mina Hoorfar, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering


Employer Winners

made outstanding contributions to the Co-op Program. at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Employer of the Year Vancouver

Teck Resources, Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company, has been an active participant and supporter of the UBC Engineering Co-op Program since 1995; providing over 600 work term opportunities to our students. In 2010, Teck Resources hired 37 Co-op students including 14 Mechanical, eight Mining, three Civil, three Chemical, three Geological, three Electrical, two Environmental and one Master of Engineering Mining. Teck Resources’ established Co-op program and presence amongst our students is as strong today as it was when they first hired a UBC Engineering Co-op student. They have provided outstanding experiential work experiences to every level of engineering student; while offering competitive salaries and unparalleled preparation for the world after graduation.

Okanagan

Kiewit has been a leader in the engineering, construction and mining industries throughout Canada since the early 1940s. Since 2008 Kiewit has been proactive in their recruiting efforts by conducting info sessions, on-site interviews and posting and hiring with the UBC Engineering Co-op Program at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Kiewit has provided 28 Engineering Co-op placements since 2008 for 13 Civil and 15 Mechanical Engineering students. In 2010 Kiewit provided relevant technical, engineering-related work experiences along with competitive salaries to students of all levels — juniors, intermediates and seniors for 14 UBC Okanagan students: four Civil and four Mechanical.

Sponsorship

Program Initiatives

This year the UBC Engineering Co-op Program raised a phenomenal total of $35,500 through the marketing of our comprehensive sponsorship package. This year’s sponsors will enable the program to connect with students, employers and faculty members throughout the year at organized events and activities including: • • • •

Junior Reception (UBC Vancouver & Okanagan) Graduation Reception (UBC Vancouver & Okanagan) National Co-op Week UBC Engineering Co-op Photo Contest

Platinum Sponsor Goldcorp Inc.

Gold SponsorS

Grande Cache Coal Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Metro Vancouver MDA Corporation Teck

Silver SponsorS CH2M Hill FortisBC Incognito Software Inc. Jacobs - Aker Solutions SNC-Lavalin

Bronze SponsorS Ledcor MMM Group

Employer of the Year, Teck Ross Pritchard, Alberto Gonzalez, Susan Stocker & Rudy Zdravlje

Employer of the Year, Kiewit Johnny Phung 23


Principal Photography: Martin Dee

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Principal Design: Patrick Blaeser

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Engineering Co-op Program 2010/2011 Year End Report  

2010-2011 Year End Report for the UBC Engineering Co-op Program

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