Alumni Profiles

Iris Xie, BKin’19, MOT’21
Iris Xie (she/her) is a recent graduate out of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at UBC. She is currently working at a specialized pain and trauma clinic where she helps clients manage chronic pain and get them back to doing the things they need to and want to do. Read More >

Chihori Tsukura, MOT’21
Chihori Tsukura (she/her) is originally from Yokohama, Japan and has been living in Canada (mostly on Vancouver Island) for almost 7 years since her undergrad. In November 2021, Chihori graduated with her Master of Occupational Therapy degree as a head of the class and received the Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in Occupational Therapy. Read More >

Lauren Copping, MPT’21
Lauren Copping (she/her) is a recent graduate from the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia. Sheis passionate about merging her interests in dance and physical therapy, which she has pursued through her involvement with the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Read More >

Dr. Greg Powell, BSc’68, MD’72
Dr. Greg Powell has a notable career of leadership and innovation that spans 40 years in the fields of emergency and aviation medicine, education, and research. He is a Professor Emeritus, Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Calgary, and is a founder of STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) and the STARS Foundation (Shock Trauma […] Read More >

Jasmine Mander, BKin’18, MPT’20
Jasmine's experience recovering from injuries as a UBC soccer varsity athlete inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. Now, she's able to combine her passion for sport and therapy at Canada Soccer, leading to the women's football gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Read More >

Mallory White, BKin’12, MPT’14
Supporting the health of athletes has been a passion for Mallory, starting with her time as a student trainer with UBC varsity athletes to being the lead therapist for the Canadian women's national soccer team. Learn about her experience at UBC and her journey to helping Canada get its first gold medal in women's football at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics! Read More >

Samantha Smith, BHK-O’15, MPT’18
Competing at the Olympics has been one of Samantha's goals for a very long time and her dream becomes a reality this year. Learn about how her UBC MPT degree set her up for success as she heads to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics competing in trampoline gymnastics. Read More >

Niki Hajmoshir, BMLSc’19, MDS (Comp Ling)’20
As part Amazon's Alexa natural language understanding program, Niki helps build the speech and language solutions behind Amazon services. Learn how the BMLSc Program helped get her to where she is today and some of her favourite memories from the Program. Read More >

Dr. Tim Seabrook, BMLSc’95
When Dr. Seabrook recounts his time in the BMLSc Program, he points to how his degree gave him the confidence to pursue his passion in research. Dr. Seabrooks shares how his BMLSc degree led him from Vancouver to Toronto and eventually Switzerland in pursuit of a career in scientific research. Read More >

Dr. Dan Lin, BSc’98, MD’03
Dr. Dan Lin is Division Head of Youth Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, St. Paul's Hospital & Clinical Instructor, UBC, and former field hockey player for the UBC Thunderbirds. In his profile, Dr. Lin shares valuable experience, advice, and resources for anyone struggling with their mental health. Read More >