Hanna Atmanspacher-Wirth

Biomedical Engineering, graduated with a BEng in May 2021

Hanna Atmanspacher-Wirth stands outdoors wearing a UVic hoodie, with trees and mountains in the distance.
Hanna Atmanspacher-Wirth had a great time during her five years at UVic.

Hanna Atmanspacher-Wirth is the winner of the IEEE Victoria Section Gold Medal in Biomedical Engineering. She shares a few thoughts as she embarks on the next phase of her journey.

Thoughts about graduating: I’m very excited to graduate after five long year of continuous studying and co-op. I can’t wait to start the next chapter of my life.

Message to fellow grads: Congrats on graduating with all the additional challenges that came with the COVID pandemic. While it was hard not to be on campus for the last year and I really missed seeing everyone on campus, I’m excited to reconnect in the future!

Favourite UVic experiences: I really enjoyed meeting so many new people and being part of the UVic Triathlon club and Uvixens Ultimate communities. I also really enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer with the Victoria Hand Project which got me interested in prosthetics and encouraged me to purse co-ops in the field of medical device development.

Plans for the near future: I am currently studying for the MCAT, so I am hoping to become a doctor; but if that doesn’t work out, I would like to work in medical device development.

Longer-term impact: I would love to help improve the quality of life for people whether through medical device development or as a physician. I also want to make a positive impact in my community and help empower future women to pursue careers in engineering and other STEM fields.

Final thoughts: I had a really great time at UVic throughout my degree and am thankful for all the great memories, experiences, and opportunities!

2021May31 AT

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