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1990 World Wide Web was invented.

The AMPEL building is completed — home of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory — two years later, it is renamed the Keith J. Brimacombe Building in honour of the acclaimed metallurgy professor, who died in 1997 and was inducted posthumously into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2016.

Ed McBean (BASc ’68, CIVL), Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security, University of Guelph Joy Johnson (BSN ‘81) Vice-President, Research, Simon Fraser University Greg Kovacs (BASc ’84 ECE), Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA



The School of Nursing offers the first undergraduate courses in Canada to deal specifically with nursing care for HIV/AIDS patients.

School of Community and Regional Planning Emeritus William Rees coins the concept "ecological footprint" with the publication of his book Our Ecological Footprint. The term refers to the measure of human impact on the Earth's ecosystems.

MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), Canada’s principal space company. MacDonald was a faculty member in engineering at UBC and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 12 years prior to the founding of MDA. Appointed chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia in 2010, MacDonald has been recognized with numerous awards, including eight honourary degrees and the Order of Canada.

Alumnus Bjarni Tryggvason, one of the original six Canadian astronauts, flew on space shuttle Discovery in 1997.

Pearl Sullivan (PhD ’90 MTRL), Dean of Engineering, University of Waterloo

Inventor, entrepreneur and biomedical engineer James McEwen (BASc ’71, PhD ’75 ECE), P.Eng., has been recognized for his contributions to Mary Wells (PhD ’96 MTRL), Professor and biomedical engineering and research in BC Associate Dean, Outreach, University of with honourary degrees from Simon Fraser Waterloo University and UBC, as well as the Order of Onita Basu (BASc ’94 CHML, MASc ‘99 CIVL), Canada in 2011. McEwen remains connected P.Eng., Associate Professor in Environmental to Applied Science as an adjunct professor Engineering, Carleton University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has received numerous awards, including a Amit Chakma (PhD ’87, MASc ’84 CHML), Principal Award from the Manning Innovation President and Vice-Chancellor, Western Awards Foundation in 1997. University Harold Madi (M’Arch ‘99) is the Director of Indira Samarasekera (LLD ’06, PhD ’80 MTRL), Urban Design for the City of Toronto. With P.Eng., former President, University of Alberta an insightful, ‘big picture’ perspective on all INDUSTRY AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERS aspects of urbanism, his expertise has earned him numerous awards for master planning, UBC Applied Science alumni have leveraged revitalization, intensification and urban their education to go great distances and design strategies and guidelines. attain new heights — some literally. John S. MacDonald (BASc ’59, DSc ’89), P.Eng., is widely known as a leading entrepreneur in technology and co-founder of

Bjarni Tryggvason (BASc ’72 ENPH), known as one of the original six Canadian astronauts, flew on a 12-day mission on the INGENUITY INGENUITYVolume Issue 36


Profile for UBC Applied Science

Ingenuity Issue 36  

Ingenuity Issue 36