UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 7 | May
Engineering Students Take Top Canadian Design Prize
A team of UBC engineering students has designed their way to first
place at a national engineering competition.
The three fourth-year Electrical and Computer Engineering students
placed first in the senior team design portion of the 2002 Canadian
Engineering Competition held in Quebec City in March.
The UBC team beat Canadian teams from McGill, Dalhousie and the
University of Victoria as well as teams from the U.S., Sweden and
Greece. In the timed event, Erin Lim, Nelson Siu and Lance Williams
had 15-20 hours to develop a machine capable of carrying a small
figure across a three-metre plywood ramp and then across two metres
of water to a goal post. The event is designed to test students'
communication, leadership, teamwork and design skills.
Winning is not Moot
UBC Law students are proving their worth in the courtroom, winning
the Canadian Corporate/Securities Moot and the Wilson Moot and taking
awards in several others.
UBC's Tanja Biegler, Amy Davison, Lesley Hayes, Jane MacRae, Bronwyn
Turner and Mike Feder beat 10 law schools from across Canada in
the Corporate/Securities Moot. Biegler was named second place oralist
and UBC took the second place prize for its written argument.
In the Wilson Moot, Mark Fancourt-Smith, Fiona Hughes, Henry Leung,
David Takagawa and Andrea Zappavigna came first overall, with Fancourt-Smith
placing second in the oralist competition.
UBC teams also won the UBC-UVic Moot, placed second in the Gale
Moot, placed third in the nationals of the Client Counselling Competition,
and took the Judge's Discretionary Prize in the Laskin Moot. UBC
took first and third place in the Gale Moot factum competition.
Trek Magazine Wins The Big One
The University of British Columbia's Trek magazine has been awarded
the gold medal for the best university magazine in Canada by the
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). Trek is
published by The University of British Columbia Alumni Association
and is produced by editor Chris Petty, designer Chris Dahl and assistant
editor Vanessa Clarke.
CCAE is a professional organization for university development
and alumni relations officers.
Trek beat out magazines from the University of Toronto, McGill,
Queen's, the University of Alberta, and other universities across
Canada. "Writing is excellent: lively, engaging, creditable...
great covers and photos; a clean, crisp layout... a smart, attractive,
informative magazine" were among the judges' comments regarding
The award will be presented at CCAE's national convention to be
held June 11 in Saskatoon.