Mechanical engineering employee wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Alan Steeves, computer and electronics manager in the UBC Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Applied Science Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service.

Acknowledged for more than 30 years of outstanding service to UBC, Steeves played a key role in attracting three separate multi-million dollar in-kind donations from the PACE program (including the largest in-kind donation to UBC) that support student learning and collaboration with other institutions. He has served as national secretary on the Trout Unlimited Canada board and is a talented First Nations artist.

The $1,000 award and a framed certificate was presented to him by Dean Tyseer Aboulnasr on June 13, 2011.

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