What is the Engineering Peer Advising Program?
Engineering Peer Advising is a new program that helps first year students talk to upper year engineering students. The program facilitates 1-1 coaching sessions that are available for in person or virtual appointments. In addition to 1-1 sessions, the peer advisors aim to organize events throughout the academic year to help students with their challenges and to aid them in navigating engineering at UBC.
Who are the engineering peer advisors?
My name is Aahana Kanyal and my preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently in my 5th year at UBC studying biomedical engineering and specializing in cellular bioengineering. I originally am from India and moved to London, England about 6 years ago.
My passion for engineering comes from the desire to create useful technology and design for consumers by making sure their needs are met to the fullest. Growing up in different healthcare systems and observing the discrepancies in them has driven me to create solutions that make healthcare efficient, affordable, and available to all communities, which is what I strive towards. I have worked with various design teams, research labs and the Provincial Health Services in the past 5 years here at UBC. My previous experiences have exposed me to situations that have helped me develop effective time management strategies, take care of my physical as well as mental health, and have helped me thrive as an engineering student at UBC. I love having interesting conversations with people, biking and brewing beer at home. I am really looking forward to chatting with some/all of you in this upcoming year.
(Electrical - Mechanical)
My name is Berti Argun, and I am currently a 4th Year student at UBC studying Integrated Engineering with majoring in Electrical and minoring in Mechanical engineering disciplines. I am an international student who is originally from Turkey.
I am an engineering student who is passionate about Business, Medical Technology and Robotics at UBC. As an International Major Entrance Scholar, I am doing my best to improve myself in various areas. Currently, I work as an Engineering Peer Advisor at the EAS office. In addition, I am also teaching APSC 100/101 Introduction to Engineering courses as a Teaching Assistant. Previously, I was involved in research for 8 months in Molecular Mechatronics Laboratory at UBC. I also had experience with off-campus work. In my second year, I was also in a design team working in low voltage system and chassis teams at UBC Solar. In my free time, I love to play spike ball or watch Netflix and of course hanging out and party with my friends!!! I am really excited to meet with all of you (if not yet)!!!
How to book an appointment with us?
|Inquiry Type||How to get in touch||Examples||Wait Times|
|Virtual Drop In|| Zoom on Fridays from 10am-12pm||Any types of questions like second-year placements, professional development, time management strategies, academics, and personal experiences in engineering||Students will be allocated on a first-come-first serve basis|
|Any types of questions. |
Example: Time Management, Getting Involved, Upper Year Experiences.
| • 3-4 business days during regular periods
• 5-7 business days during peak periods
|Peer Advisor Appointment|| PD Portal|
Please book in advance as appointment spots fill up.
|20-minute appointment for several questions||No wait time as students book the appointment in advance|