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Alumni

Five students stand in a lobby behind a table, where their engineering capstone project sits.

As a graduate of UVic’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, you join more than 4,000 alumni who are making an impact in their communities, across Canada and internationally, in a huge range of fields.

We’re proud of our alumni and are always eager to learn how they’re making a difference. Learn about the benefits of being one of UVic’s alumni.

Keep in touch

Ever wondered what happened to your lab partner from second-year thermodynamics? Or maybe you would like someone to locate you. Join UVic's global Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Chapter and get connected with fellow alumni.

Look up UVic's LinkedIn page to:

  • connect with other graduates
  • learn about exciting events
  • get the latest news on the UVic Engineering and Computer Science community

Get involved

There are many ways to stay connected with former classmates and contribute to the UVic community. Here are just a few:

  • keep your contact information up-to-date
  • attend an alumni event
  • read The Torch, UVic’s alumni magazine
  • sign up for UVic ECS News, an email newsletter the faculty distributes 3 times a year, by sending a message to engrcomm@uvic.ca
  • be featured in the next issue of ECS News, our alumni newsletter
    • get in touch, tell us about your experiences as a student and where life has taken you
  • create co-op opportunities within your business or organization to provide real-life work experience for students
  • support the funding of scholarships, research and lecture series
  • help us celebrate the remarkable achievements of ECS grads
    • nominate a friend, family member, colleague or former classmate for a Distinguished Alumni Award
    • nominations open in May

Alumni awards

Every year, UVic announces its Distinguished Alumni Awards, which fall into 3 categories:

  • Presidents’ Alumni Awards
  • Emerging Alumni Awards
  • Indigenous Community Alumni Awards

In 2022, two alumni from our faculty were recognized. 

Presidents’ Alumni Award winner: Damineh Akhavan

Damineh Akhavan

Damineh Akhavan is a senior engineer at Viking Air, with 17 years of experience in the aerospace industry. She's an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion for women in STEM and a champion for women in engineering. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering in 2005, as well as a Bachelor of Science in 2006 and MBA in 2011. See a video and read an interview featuring Damineh Akhavan.

Emerging Alumni Award winner: Devesh Bharadwaj

Devesh Bharadwaj

Devesh Bharadwaj graduated in 2017 with a BEng and is the CEO of Pani Energy, a company that is accelerating humanity’s transition to sustainable water with data and artificial intelligence (AI). Bharadwaj and Pani Energy were recognized locally and internationally for research, innovation and leadership, including Forbes 30 Under 30 and, most recently, the Cleantech Group’s Global Cleantech 100 List. See a video and read an interview featuring Devesh Bharadwaj.

Recipients of the Distinguished alumni award

Contact us

Anne-Lise Loomer
senior development officer
250-853-3245

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