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.
WiE Program Coordinator
Aleesha is a 3rd Year Civil Student at the University of British Columbia, born in Vancouver, and currently occupying unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of Coast Salish Peoples as an uninvited settler. Professionally, she is interested in green and alternative building practices, timber design, parametric design, and building information modelling. She dabbled in French and Economics at UC Berkeley for two years before realizing she wanted to study engineering. She has been a part of Womxn in Engineering (WiE) since coming back to Vancouver, serving as Community Building Chair last year, and on the WiSE Committee the year prior. Outside of school and work Aleesha is a soccer player, skier, biker, hiker, bread baker, and occasional furniture maker.
WiE Program Coordinator
Pravitha is a 5th Year Civil Engineering student at the University of British Columbia. Growing up in Vancouver has sparked her interests in seismic, timber, and architecture designs. She is involved in varies student-run design teams such as UBC Seismic Design Team as well as WiE’s professional development committee in the past. Working with different groups of students, she was inspired to give back to the community. Pravitha is committed to developing connections and resources that all individuals can find useful for their career and personal development.
Women in Engineering UBC has student executives as leaders of different initiatives, as outlined in our organization chart. Applications for the executives for the 2019-20 academic year are now open. To apply please follow the link and join the WiE team!