Meet Us

Dr. Sheryl Staub-French

WiE Faculty Advisor

Dr. Staub-French is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering.  She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and her MS and PhD from Stanford University. She has over 15 years of consulting and research experience studying the technological and organizational issues of Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation.  She is actively engaged with industry to advance BIM adoption, currently serving as a member of the Education and Research Committee of the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) and the Technical Advisory Committee for the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC). She is also the inaugural holder of the Goldcorp Professorship for Women in Engineering and Director of the eng•cite program, which develops and delivers a targeted recruitment strategy for UBC Engineering that aims to increase the number of women enrolled in its programs to 50% by 2020.



Tyra Phillips

WiE Program Coordinator

Tyra is a fourth-year Chemical & Biological Engineering student. She has been an active member of the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) for the past year where her first interaction with WiE through the 14 Not Forgotten event inspired her to join the community. She is driven to help WiE promote a welcoming environment for women and other underrepresented groups in engineering. 


Ronan Joseph

WiE Program Coordinator

Ronan is a fourth-year Integrated Engineering student specializing in Mechanical and Materials engineering. As a previous member of WiE’s Advocacy Committee, Ronan had realized his passion to promote equity in the workplace, to empower and inspire women and other minorities to push for equity, and to build their confidence and prospects as future engineers. Ronan is driven to mentor and to encourage the technical interests of females around him, especially within younger generations, and is committed to supporting outreach within the UBC Engineering community.