Dr. Agnes d’Entremont
WiE Faculty Advisor
Dr. Agnes d’Entremont is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC. Her work focuses on student learning and curriculum development in mechanical engineering. She teaches courses in mechanics, including orthopaedic biomechanics and injury biomechanics, and mechanical design, and teaches Arts and Commerce students about engineering. Her teaching-related interests include team-based learning and flipped classroom approaches, open educational resources (OER), and open pedagogy. She also focuses on student mental wellbeing and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues in engineering education and the broader engineering profession.
Her educational research work has included examining links between gender and the decision to start an engineering program, evaluation of mental health interventions in the classroom, and exploring relationships between usage patterns and student learning outcomes in online homework systems. Her technical research is in the area of human joint motion and cartilage health, with a particular focus on paediatric hip disorders and imaging methods.
WiE Program Coordinator
Grace is a final year Chemical Engineering student at UBC. She is interested in working on cleaner and more sustainable processes within the energy sector. She is also passionate about working to provide equal opportunities for marginalized groups and promote the value of equity and diversity within the engineering community. She has previously volunteered as the Outreach and Education Chair as well as the Professional Development Chair within the WiE committees. In the coming year, she looks forward to working with like-minded students to promote professional growth and create a community for women in engineering students. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, trying new recipes and hanging out with friends.
Women in Engineering UBC is also supported by volunteer student executives who lead our various initiatives which are outlined in our organization chart.
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Chair
Stephanie is a 3rd year electrical engineering student in the biomedical option at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion in engineering and hopes to pursue those interests as VP WiSE! In previous years, Stephanie was the Social Coordinator of WiE and a member of the WiSE committee. Outside of school, Stephanie enjoys long-distance running and journaling.
Professional Development Chair
Katrina (she/her) is a second-year student studying biomedical engineering at UBC Vancouver. Having been inspired by pioneering women in STEM to explore her own passions, Katrina is dedicated to supporting and empowering others through outreach and representation as the WiE VP of Professional Development. Katrina is also a member of the EUS and the Biomedical Engineering Student Design Team and loves working with the diverse engineering community. In her free time, Katrina enjoys reading, watching sitcoms, and trying out different cuisine.
Outreach and Education Chair
Layal Jbara is a second year PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Her PhD research revolves around the computation and physical analysis of flows laden with rigid particles and deformable capsules with applications to biological fluid flows. Passionate about improving the quality of life and making the world a better place for all, she advocates for equity, diversity and inclusion. She looks forward to working on developing new programs to continue WiE’s outreach and build strong relationships and connections within the organization and beyond. She hopes that through her position, she will inspire and empower the next generation of future leaders.
Dora is a 4th year engineering student interested in nanotechnology, telecommunications and sustainable materials. She is passionate about diversity in engineering and can’t wait to work with WiE to plan fun social events this year! Outside of school she enjoys playing board games, figure skating, crocheting & thrifting
Bhavita is a second year Mechanical Engineering student at UBC. Having worked for several years in IT fields and having attended professional women’s networking events, Bhavita has seen firsthand the impact mentorship has in empowering women and helping them develop their careers to the fullest. This is her first year in WiE and she is excited to help build new relationships and spread awareness of this incredible program. When not studying, Bhavita can be found learning a new dance move or setting up a board game.
Olivia Melani Putri
Olivia is a 3rd-year Biomedical Engineering student, in the Biomedical Informatics stream, with a minor in Commerce. She is passionate about creating positive impact through various ways with passionate people. She also enjoys painting, playing music instruments, reading, and listening to music outside of school.
High School Mentorship Program Co-chair
Reena is a second year biomedical engineering student at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about contributing to gender parity, diversity and inclusion in engineering. As such, she is excited to be a part of the WiE’s high school mentorship program and hopes to help high school students learn a bit about engineering and aid their transition to post-secondary education. In her free time, Reena enjoys reading psychological fictions and watching movies with friends.
High School Mentorship Program Co-chair
Evin is a 2nd year student studying Engineering Physics at UBC. Having always believed in the importance of community and representation, she is ecstatic to be back for another year spearheading WiE’s first-ever High School Mentorship Program and working with the entire WiE team to build and expand spaces for community-building and collaboration. This year, she is excited about running new events for the mentorship cohort, ranging anywhere from ‘Shadow Your Mentor’ Day to full-day design team workshops. In her free time, you can catch her with her design team at the EDC, at the gym, or binge-watching movies.