Student Leaders



Civil Engineering Student Leadership Awards

These Leadership Awards are for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential in order to create a positive impact to the UBC Civil Engineering community. They will be recognized at our Student Alumni Dinner.

Antonio Castro

Antonio Castro

For everyone who knows him, Antonio’s greatest qualities are his kindness and genuine friendship. Yet his cheerful and buoyant demeanor is matched only by his dedication to the UBC CSCE, where he has dedicated 3 years to building a successful organization. As this year’s Co-President for the CSCE, Antonio successfully balances a friendly yet professional demeanor when addressing and communicating with students and industry members. He has supervised the organization of several successful industry events, such as the annual CSCE Industry Night.

Monrit Chatha

Monrit Chatha

Few students are capable of going beyond what’s required of them to the extent that Monrit does. From her extra-curricular activities like Women in Engineering and the EERI seismic design team, to her impressive academics, Monrit is always reaching to achieve more. She is reliable in being available to help her peers in whatever way she can. Monrit’s ability to set a pace and help others reach their goals as well is why Monrit is a great student leader. Her professionalism and her positive attitude make her an ideal leader and an invaluable component of any team.

Joshua Redmond

Joshua Redmond

Few can claim as many to have spent as many hours on student projects as Joshua Redmond can. He has been on the UBC Concrete Toboggan team for four years, lead the superstructure team and was the assistant captain in 2016, and captained the team this year. Josh’s achievements with the team include helping secure second place overall at GNCTR 2016 for UBC, and under his leadership in 2017, the team achieved several milestones. At GNCTR 2017, we received second place in concrete mix and reinforcement design, an area Josh was heavily involved in.

Paul Trinh

Paul Trinh

This individual demonstrated leadership and contributed towards the betterment of the civil engineering society. He is currently the team lead for Concrete Canoe where he overlooks the technical design and other administrative roles. He demonstrated leadership through training sessions, management, and communication internally and externally. He was also the webmaster for Civil Club, where he initiated the revamp of the club’s website. I would like to present this award to Paul Trinh.

Shara Viaje

Shara Viaje

Shara demonstrated leadership through the various volunteer roles she has undertaken. In 2014, she became the Civil Engineering Club Treasurer. From there, she wanted to create a bigger impact within her department and took the challenge to co-run as the president of Civil Engineering Club in 2015. While finishing her last few undergraduate classes, she was one of the Grad Representatives spearheading events like the grad trip. Her great energy drives her to take on challenging tasks while maintaining a positive attitude.