Congratulations to our 2016 alumni UBC Achievement Award Winners!

Left to Right: Christopher Roach, BSc’10, Dr. Tara Cullis, BA’70, Dr. Jessica Otte, MD’09, Dr. Herbert Rosengarten, President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Santa J. Ono, Elizabeth (BSc’70) and Dr. Donald (BSc’68, MD’70) MacRitchie and Dr. Philip Lind, CM, BA’66, LLD’02 (not pictured: Dr. C. James Frankish, BA’82, MA’86, PhD’90).

UBC alumni are capable of amazing things. On November 1, at the alumni UBC Achievement Awards, we honoured eight inspiring members of the UBC community who, through their extraordinary endeavours, have taken the lead on important issues to create positive social change.

2016 Achievement Award Recipients

Dr. Philip Lind, CM, BA’66, LLD’02
Alumni Award of Distinction

A giant of Canada’s communications and media industry whose strategic advice and generous support have been vital to many UBC endeavours, including the extraordinarily successful start an evolution campaign.

Dr. Tara Cullis, BA’70
Global Citizenship Award

A long-time environmental and human rights activist who has worked with indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad on novel and highly effective campaigns to protect ancestral lands under threat from logging and damming.

Dr. C. James Frankish, BA’82, MA’86, PhD’90
Faculty Community Service Award

A health promotion researcher who focuses on vulnerable populations and works to reduce disparities in health care using a community-based, participatory approach for identifying and sharing best practices.

Dr. Herbert Rosengarten
Honorary Alumnus

A popular professor emeritus with 50 years of service who has influenced almost every aspect of UBC’s operations, chronicled the university’s ascent, and established highly-valued connections between the university and the broader community it serves.

Dr. Donald (BSc’68, MD’70) and Elizabeth (BSc’70) MacRitchie
Volunteer Leadership Award

Active members of the Prince George community who advocate for improved health care in BC – particularly in remote northern communities – and provide invaluable support for students in the Faculty of Medicine’s Northern Medical Program.

Dr. Jessica Otte, MD’09
Young Alumnus Award

A young physician and patient advocate who champions a “less is more” approach to prescribing treatment, and seeks to effect systemic change in health care provision using a patient-centred, evidence-based approach.

Christopher Roach, BSc’10
Future Alumnus Award

An outstanding PhD candidate in genome sciences and technology and a highly engaged campus leader who is dedicated to serving his community and creating a first-rate student experience at UBC.


Please visit the alumni UBC Achievement Awards website to learn more.