Team Leads

UBC CONCRETE TOBOGGAN TEAM 2017

We are a multidisciplinary student team, predominantly composed of students in the Civil, Mechanical and Geological engineering programs. Our members range from first-year students to final year students, with many participating in the co-op program alongside their studies. While our team can have any number of students working to design and build the toboggan, thirty are allowed to take part in the competition.

Daniel Adria
Daniel Adriamore_vertTeam Captain
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Hello! My name is Daniel and I’m the team captain! I’ve previously had a few leadership positions since joining the team in 2013, mostly with the superstructure and brake system groups. Both GNCTR and UBC T-Bog have evolved quite a bit these past few years and I’m proud to lead the team this year, which has been one of my best experiences at UBC. Other than building ridiculous winter vehicles out of concrete, I am completing my Civil Engineering degree in Spring 2018. I can also be found on the ski slopes in the winter, on the water sailing in the summer, and watching an unreasonable amount of BBC nature documentaries all year round.

Elaina Collis
Elaina Collismore_vertMix Design Co-Lead
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I joined concrete toboggan during my first year at UBC with no idea what to expect. Because this is a student team, senior members have the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and experience to the newbies, breeding a new generation of eager Tboggers. I’ve been a part of the mix design team since day one and my unreasonable love for concrete has now lead me to team lead for a second year. This year we are striving to create an even more sustainable design and are searching for a unique way to do so. Our mix last year was incredible and won us second place in the mix design category! This team is one of the most spirited, creative teams around. I’m incredibly excited to embark on another wild adventure with my fellow concrete fanatics. Live. Breath. Bleed TBog.

Erica Mason
Erica Masonmore_vertMix Design Co-Lead
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I am in my fifth year of Civil and am excited for another year of mixing concrete. I joined the team in my second year and was immediately drawn to the mix design. After learning about mix design during my first co-op work term, where I was mixing concrete and studying recycled aggregate, I wanted to help the team research sustainable design.

Kayla Robinson
Kayla Robinsonmore_vertSpirit Lead
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Hey all! My name is Kayla and I am a third-year geological engineering student (i.e. I have a weird obsession with rocks). I have taken a variety of roles through the last 3 years of being on this team, primarily focusing on spirit, ski design, and mix design. This year I will once again be your Spirit Captain! Additionally, I will be taking a leadership position for ski design alongside Paulina who will be the team’s Ski Design Lead. Get stoked to all become best friends, lots of cuddle puddles, and making concrete great again!

Muin Ahmed Alif
Muin Ahmed Alifmore_vertFinancial Officer
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I am Muin, the Financial Officer of the team which makes me responsible for any fund-related matters and sponsorship pledges. I joined the team in 2015 and since then have become well acquainted with the different segments of the team and how it functions. Other than being the financial officer I will also be part of the different sub-teams under concrete toboggan. I am in the Geological Engineering program and just finished my 3rd year here in UBC and plan to graduate in Spring 2019. When I am not busy building toboggans, I am either usually playing soccer, snowboarding on the slopes in winter or off hiking if the sun is out.

Harry Liu
Harry Liumore_vertSuperstructure Co-Lead
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Hello, my name is Harry Liu and I am super excited to be co-leading the Superstructure Team this year. The Superstructure team is responsible for designing and constructing key components of the toboggan such as the roll cage, rider platform, and braking system. This is my third year on the concrete toboggan student team and my first year as a superstructure co-lead.When I am not busy studying or working, I enjoy spending my time camping, hiking, snowboarding and playing a lot of computer games. I had a blast at the competition in Ottawa last year and I am looking forwards to help make Winnipeg just as memorable for all of you this year!

Anthony Gonzalez
Anthony Gonzalezmore_vertSuperstructure Co-Lead
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Hey everyone! My name is Anthony Gonzalez and I’m going to be the Superstructure Co-Lead for this year’s concrete toboggan team! I’m in 3rd year Civil Engineering and I have been a member of this team for the last two years in both the Superstructure and Steering teams. From badminton to 3D drafting, finite element analysis to how much you hated first-year physics, I’m always down for a quick chat.

Paulina Buskas
Paulina Buskasmore_vertSki Design
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My name is Paulina I’m currently in my third year of Civil Engineering! After riding concrete toboggans, my second favorite pastime is getting sendy on the slopes with my skis. It only made sense for me to combine these two passions and become the UBC Tbog Ski Design Lead. This year, I plan on using more recycled materials and creating more innovative reinforcement. You can find me at competition waxing some (hopefully) smooth concrete, putting temporary tattoos on fellow tbogers, or on the dance floor attempting to line dance. This is my fourth GNCTR and I couldn’t be more stoked!