The President’s Staff Awards is awarded to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC Community. There are six categories of President’s Staff Awards, and Marlene has won the award for Emerging Leadership – only 12 awards across six categories may be awarded every year.
Marlene Chow, Director of Academic Programs, Administration and Facilities, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Marlene Chow, Director of Academic Programs, Administration and Facilities, in Chemical & Biological Engineering, is a leader and mentor with students in the CHBE program, helping to guide them in making connections and taking part in activities to help them succeed at UBC and beyond.
As industry connections are key to student outcomes in engineering, Marlene has increased student participation in industrial field trips. Students regard these field trips as one of the highlights of their program.
Under Marlene’s leadership and collaboration with technical staff and faculty, lab facilities have been improved and upgraded, and lab group sizes reduced, to improve student learning experiences.