Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund Recipients

Below are a few of the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund recipients.



 Jason Vukelic, BSc, Yr 2  First Responders Bootcamp - $540



 Initiative Summary

The UBC Emergency First Response Team is a large group of Student Volunteers who aim to support the development of a safe and secure Okanagan campus community. UBC EFRT achieves this by providing 24/7 advanced first aid care campus wide, as well as attending to on and off campus events. At the start of each year, UBC EFRT welcomes its returning volunteers and launches a rigorous weeklong recruitment process that gratifies the September volunteer intake. First Responder Bootcamp is an intensive, weekend long, team building and skills training workshop that follows the mentioned intake. At Bootcamp volunteers are welcomed to the team, trained in role functions, and sharpen their first response skills for use on shift. Responders come through the event with sound knowledge of their responsibilities and the confidence to serve them out. This event occurred on UBC-O campus, over the September 29-30 weekend and was attended by about 55 student volunteers. It would not have been possible without the determined contributions of the EFRT student coordinators, Residence Life, and most notably the gracious financial support of the Tuum Est fund. UBC EFRT offers a sincere thank you to all mentioned who made this event a success.



 Holly Denby, Engineering, Yr 3  International Seminar for Engineering Leaders - $1,620

 Engin Leaders

Initiative Summary

The Engineering Society at UBC recently sent 12 UBC students (8 from the Okanagan Campus and 4 from the Vancouver Campus) to the International Seminar for Engineering Leaders (ISEL) 2017. ISEL 2017 was an international conference that brought together 60 students from Canada, Chile, the US, the UK and Singapore. It was hosted in Santiago, Chile by the Engineering Student Union and the Faculty of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica of Chile. Students had the opportunity to give presentations to 200 students, professors and industry professionals in one of three categories: leadership, innovation and research. Multiple networking activities took place throughout the week for students to create international connections, this included speed dating, engineering competitions and coffee houses.Overall, UBC had a large presence at this event and we are thankful for the invite and hope to continue our involvement with this conference next year. "The best thing about ISEL'17 was that I got to connect with other like minded engineers. Here at UBCO we don't have a biomedical engineering program, but through ISEL'17 I got to learn from other biomedical engineering students and gain insight into the latest research. A part from helping me build my network, ISEL'17 was also a humbling reminder of why I'm pursuing an engineering degree in the first place: To be challenged, to serve, and to have fun!" - Dela Hini "ISEL was one of the best opportunities and experiences I've had. We got to not only present ourselves, but also learn about other schools, how they run, and the innovation and research they are working on; all while being immersed in another country and its cultures. Everyone I met there has changed my image of the world in some form or another and I am truly grateful to have been able to attend." - Kaila Spencer





 Julia Lenton, BASc yr 4 with UBCO Aero Club  Aerospace Industry Night - $1256.51