School of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Teaching


Jenna Usprech, PhD, PEng, received her PhD from the University of Toronto, her Master’s from Queen’s University (both in different areas of tissue engineering research), and her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering from the University of Guelph. Dr. Usprech joined UBC in 2019 so that she could introduce new areas of the field to undergraduate students and continue to be immersed in biomedical engineering education. She is particularly passionate about student wellness, science communication, and classroom strategies that promote critical thought and retention of material. Dr. Usprech is interested in incorporating cellular/tissue engineering design into the SBME undergraduate curriculum – an area typically reserved for graduate study.