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EngPhys Info Event – 2017 Jan 29th



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Event Overview


Please join us for a day of information about the UBC Engineering Physics Program, talking one-on-one with current students and alumni, viewing ongoing projects, and Lab Tours of our facilities, including:

Boreal Genomics cancer detection startup

UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute and AMPEL research facility

UBC Engineering Design Centre and Student Competition Teams

Who can Attend

Students in grades 10, 11, 12  who excel in science and who would benefit from early exposure to careers in engineering and science.   Parents and siblings are welcome to attend.   

High-school teachers and counsellors interested in learning more about what UBC can offer their most talented students. 

Date Time Location

Sunday Jan 24th, 2016

10:30am – 3:30pm Doors open at 10am.   Lunch will be provided.


UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall  (UBC maps)  (Google Maps)


Registration now closed – filled to capacity!       


Update, Jan 20 –  we now have over 220 students and teachers from across the Lower Mainland registered for the event, and are filled to capacity for our 2016 Info Event.  Please contact Jon Nakane to be added for any other Engineering Physics news and events.


Jon Nakane, Lab Director, Engineering Physics Project Lab,   604-822-2110


Preliminary Schedule



10:30 Lab Tours and hands-on activities with undergrad EngPhys students  
11:30 Lunch with EngPhys Faculty, Staff and Students  
12:30 Keynote  Presentation  – Andre Marziali, Engineering Physics Program Director / Founder and CSO, Boreal Genomics  
1:30-3:30 Lab Tours and student discussions  


ENPH 253 Summer Robot Competition 



About Engineering Physics













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UBC Engineering Physics (EngPhys) is a highly interdisciplinary program designed to fulfill the needs of those driven by a passion for invention, scientific curiosity, and creativity. Typical students in EngPhys are bright, innovative, have a strong sense of adventure and a desire to turn their ideas into real science and technology advances. Students in EngPhys obtain the equivalent of an honours physics degree plus a strong background in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.  


Students may use a core of technical elective courses to obtain specialized training in areas such as Biophysics, Bioengineering, Applied Math, Astronomy, Project Management, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Alternative Energy, Materials Engineering, and more. Students graduating from this program go on to industry engineering work, research, commerce, as well as graduate studies at top schools such as Stanford, MIT, CalTech, Harvard and others, all of whom recognize the strength of our program. Due to the breadth of their expertise, UBC EngPhys alumni hold executive and founding roles in many of BC’s high tech companies.


UBC Engineering Physics is looking for talented and physics-motivated high school students to attend an orientation event where they can find out more about our program as well as career opportunities in Engineering Physics.



Recent EngPhys News

“Robots Race to the Rescue”  (2nd year ENPH robot competition,  Aug 6, 2015.   Vancouver Sun)


“Two EngPhys undergrads move on to the Next36”  (Jan 2016)   (joining 2 other ENPH undergrads in 2014/15)


EngPhys Student Team wins 2015 UBC Google Games (2015 May)


UBC Students tackle Plastic Recycling (2015 March, Vancouver Courier)   (from ReDeTec Industries)