ECE students won at Western Engineering Competition

January 29, 2015 - The Western Engineering Competition, hosted by the University of British Columbia, invited engineering students from 12 western Canadian universities to compete in 7 unique engineering topics. This year's theme was community and students were tasked with applying their engineering education to solve problems that affect local communities. Engineering undergraduates Darren Gervais-Harrison (third year electrical), and Kieran Armstrong (third year biomedical), represented the University of Victoria in the Re-engineering category. Their tasks were to offer the City of Vancouver solutions of a re-engineered street light with additional functionality and a re-designed piece of technology for compost disposal in urban spaces. Their innovative solutions succeeded in winning them third place out of the nine teams that competed. The two look forward to furthering their education and competing again next year.