Elizabeth Ferguson’s journey through academics and her professional career has been marked by a strong commitment to engineering and education. Her time at the University of British Columbia (UBC) laid the foundation for her technical expertise and leadership skills. Majoring in Materials Engineering for three years, she specialized in failure analysis, providing her with a strong background in calculus and engineering physics.
Her role in leading the Suspension, Steering, Wheels, and Braking department of UBC Solar, an engineering design team, further exemplified her capabilities. This position demanded not only a deep understanding of mechanical engineering principles but also leadership qualities, as she was responsible for managing a team of fellow engineering students in the design and construction of a solar powered vehicle. In her department, she successfully lead several projects from concept to manufacturing, such as emergency and main braking systems.
However, it was during her time at UBC that Elizabeth discovered her true passion for teaching and tutoring in senior math. Transitioning to Brock University, she pursued an Honours Bachelor of Science in Math and Statistics, a field that complements her engineering background and aligns with her newfound educational aspirations.
During the 2022-2023 school year, Elizabeth served as a senior math and physics tutor in Charlie Company. In this role, she utilized her extensive knowledge in math and physics to assist students. Her ability to break down complex topics and communicate them effectively would have been key in this position.
As she approaches the completion of her degree at Brock University, Elizabeth stands at the intersection of engineering and education. Her unique blend of technical expertise, leadership experience in engineering design, and passion for math and statistics education positions her well for her role here at RLA.