UBC alumni are scientists and athletes, artists and executives, teachers and engineers: people who fill the ranks of every industry and profession, making significant contributions to the communities they live in. Student awards made many of their accomplishments possible.
There are a number of different awards available for you to create, allowing UBC students the opportunity to realize their dreams, contribute to society, and go out into the world equipped to make a difference. Many awards are established in honour or in memory of a family member, friend, or colleague, and can be a fitting way to recognize the accomplishments of someone who has touched your life.
Awards in the form of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, prizes and service awards enable students to reach higher, lead, and contribute while achieving their academic goals.
Finishing at the top of her class, in 1997 Nadine Caron became the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. After completing further training at Harvard and the University of California San Francisco, she recognized that her heart – and research interests – lay in Canada. She returned to BC, where she now holds the positions of more
Opening up opportunities. When North Dakota native Andrew Hughes came to study at UBC’s Okanagan campus four years ago, he didn’t consider himself to be set apart from the crowd. That all changed in his third year, when he received an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) through the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
What defines a leader? Recent UBC graduate Shirley Hutchinson feels that “a leader is someone who is courageous, just and compassionate”. Now she has been recognized and rewarded for these same qualities, receiving the 2011 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize.
Oxana was drawn to adventure. She packed her bags, travelled far and wide, and eventually discovered UBC and the possibilities of advancing her education in a health-related profession. “The welcome more