October 19, 2023

Meet the 6 UBC students supporting the entrepreneurship@UBC team this Fall!

Meet the 6 UBC students supporting the entrepreneurship@UBC team this Fall!

Meet the Work Learns!

Each Fall semester, entrepreneurship@UBC welcomes a new cohort of students to work with our team on a wide range of projects to help support our work for UBC entrepreneurs. 

This year, we are pleased to welcome 6 UBC students from UBC’s Work Learn program, which includes UBC students across faculties aimed to broaden their skill sets, working in depth with our team to accelerate innovation across the ecosystem. Students gain hands-on experience, building capacity for venture teams in our community.

Welcome to the new work learns!

Henry Chang - Venture Founder and Builder Assistant

Henry Chang (he/him)

Venture Founder & Builder Assistant

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Hi! My name is Henry and I am a second-year student at UBC, pursuing a combined major in Business and Computer Science. I'm from Richmond, and when I'm not working, I like to bike and play basketball. I'm excited to join the entrepreneurship@UBC team as a Work Learn student to gain more experience about startups and to see different innovations in the local community!

What interested you in joining e@UBC? I wanted to learn more about the start-up process and get to know more people in the community. Having just transferred to UBC, I figured working at e@UBC was the best opportunity!

What are you most looking forward to in this role? I'm looking forward to seeing how the CORE and L2L programs operate, working behind the scenes with the people at e@UBC, and attending events whenever possible!

Sebastian Patton - CVS Assistant

Sebastian Patton (he/him)

Climate Venture Studio Assistant

UBC Affiliation: UBC Environment & Sustainability Undergrad

Tell us a little bit about yourself: As an evidence-based environmentalist and climate and biodiversity crisis solutionist, I am deeply passionate about helping solve the world's most pressing problems. 

I firmly believe that through collaboration, innovation, and commitment, our generation has the opportunity to pave the way for a sustainable and thriving future - an outcome that I am extremely excited to see come to fruition.

With a diverse background encompassing climate science, research, consulting, project management, and operations, I am eager to leverage my skill sets to contribute to the meaningful work entrepreneurship@UBC and the Climate Venture Studio are doing this year.

What interested you in joining e@UBC? As an entrepreneur and founder myself, I have always been drawn towards people who are ambitious, innovative, and hardworking. I think that it's these same qualities that I see represented in the team and founders at e@UBC that made me want to be a part of this incredible community. The spirit of ambition, innovation, and hard work that permeates e@UBC resonates deeply with my own values and it's inspiring to be surrounded by individuals who share that same drive to turn their ideas into successful ventures.

What are you most looking forward to in this role? In this role I am excited to work on supporting our founders as they work on developing and bringing to market some of the solutions that will help solve some of our world's environmental problems.

I have always believed in the ability of small teams to develop innovative solutions to address real-world problems and I am excited to see what we are going to be able to accomplish this year here at UBC.

Selena Yang - SVS Assistant

Selena Yang (she/her)

Social Venture Studio Assistant

UBC Affiliation: International Economics

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm an International Economics student at UBC interested in addressing social, environmental, and economic issues through cross-sectoral collaboration. My experiences have primarily spanned across public and non-profit sectors with a focus on economic opportunity and social impact. This has included conducting skills policy research at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, as well as supporting research to accelerate equitable access to capital in Canada at New Power Labs. Through experiences at Propel Impact, I've also gained exposure to the social innovation and social finance space and have worked with various social purpose organizations to address challenges they were facing.

What interested you in joining e@UBC? After having more exposure to social enterprises through Propel Impact, I was interested in learning more about how entrepreneurship and innovation can be a lever to solving the multitude of challenges we face. I wanted to be able to learn more about social entrepreneurs' journeys, the ecosystems that help support them, and how their ventures are helping to solve issues.

What are you most looking forward to in this role? I'm most looking forward to meeting new people, particularly those who are involved with supporting or are using entrepreneurship to address social and environmental challenges. I'm also excited to learn more about the processes behind how entrepreneurs and their ventures are supported through capacity-building and funding. 

Sanya Malik - Engagement Associate

Sanya Malik (she/her)

Engagement Associate

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am a final year Arts undergraduate student from Delhi, India. I study International Relations and can often be found indulging in constructive peacemaking debates in and outside of class. Outside of this, my interests include Pilates and low-impact fitness.

What interested you in joining e@UBC? I am continuing my work-learn term with e@UBC this year because of how enriching this experience has been personally and professionally. I have received amazing mentorship from the team that has helped me become an entrepreneurial thinker. I look forward to continuing learning every day from this role. 

What are you most looking forward to in this role? I am looking forward to continuing ongoing projects from my summer term that centre expanding entrepreneurship access and thinking to a diverse group of individuals.

Jaiden Yung - Ops and Admin Assistant

Jaiden Yung (she/her)

Operations and Administration Assistant Work Learn

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Hi! My name is Jaiden and I was born and raised in Vancouver. I’m a fourth year Kinesiology student also pursuing a minor in Commerce. In my free time, I love looking for new restaurants and cafes to try around the city. 

What interested you in joining e@UBC? I haven’t had much exposure to entrepreneurship in my past, but have always been interested in the field. I thought that working at e@UBC would be a perfect opportunity for me to completely immerse myself and learn as much as I can while meeting some great people. 

What are you most looking forward to in this role? I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the team and the ventures at e@UBC! As well, I’m excited to gain more insight into the community and world of entrepreneurship.

Tamara Muthoni (she/her)

Human Health Venture Studio Assistant

UBC Affiliation: Bachelor of Science

About me: I  am in my 3rd year of a pre-med degree, hoping to one day become a pediatrician. I'm interested in helping young start-ups enhance the medical field by developing innovative medical techniques and technology that help improve patient care and patient outcomes. The world of medicine is always changing and evolving, and I wanna be part of that change.

What am I looking forward to: I am most excited about everything that I could learn from working with the Human Health Venture Studio and Lab2Launch. One of the most compelling aspects of eUBC's approach is its emphasis on individual projects. Each project is a unique venture, driven by the passion and creativity of its participants. Within these projects, there is a wealth of knowledge and experience to be gained. The potential to learn, grow, and contribute to initiatives that have the power to change the world is an opportunity I eagerly anticipate.eUBC is all about guiding and mentoring young, innovative minds to create brilliant ideas that could change the world, and each of those individual projects has so much to learn from.


Welcome to the new work learns! 
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