Alumni Profiles


Rachel Cliff, MSc’16
Rachel Cliff, MSc’16, is an elite long-distance runner, specializing in the 10,000 metres, half marathon, and marathon. She is currently focusing on qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker) Read More >


Nancy Cho, BSc (Rehab) ’82
Nancy Cho, BSc (Rehab) '82, is the Physiotherapy Practice Lead - Professional Practice Allied Health at Vancouver Coastal Health and the 2018 alumni UBC Alumni Builder Award recipient. Learn more about Nancy in her Q&A! Read More >


Thomsen D’Hont
Thomsen D’Hont is a 3rd year UBC medical student, cross country skier, and passionate about culturally competent and good healthcare for Indigenous peoples. Read our Q&A to learn more about Thomsen’s passion for medicine and what he hopes to achieve upon graduation. Read More >


Maryam Zeineddin BSc’98, MD’03
Dr. Maryam Zeineddin, BSc’98 MD’03, is a family practice physician and the chair of Zili, a not for profit organization that promotes and supports preventative health initiatives in Canada and across the globe. Read More >


Victoria Renwick MPT’17
Victoria Renwick, MPT’17 is a Human Physiotherapist with the CBI Health Group and is also a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and Owner of Pawsiotherapy Canine Physio & Rehab in Chilliwack, BC. Read our Q& A with MPT alumna to learn more about what she does and why she chose to also practice on canines! Describe what […] Read More >


James Watt BSc’62, MD’67
Dr. James Watt is a 2018 recipient of the UBC Medical Alumni Association Wallace Wilson Leadership Award. Dr. James Watt graduated from UBC Medical School in 1967 and moved to Rhodesia Zimbabwe, with his wife Bette (BEd’65, MEd’69) in 1970 to take up the post of Chief Medical Officer for Howard Hospital. He remained in […] Read More >


Pat Camp BSc (Phys Ther)’94, MSc’98, PhD’08
Dr. Pat Camp, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, has been awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship award. Dr. Camp’s research focuses on the diagnosis and management of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Winners of these awards were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science and medicine. Read More >


Gurdev Gill MD’57, DSc’96
In 1957, Dr. Gurdev Gill became the first Indo-Canadian to graduate in medicine from UBC and subsequently the first to practice medicine in Canada. He is a Order of BC recipient, alumni UBC Alumni Achievement Award recipient and in 2018 receives the UBC Medical Alumni Association Wallace Wilson Leadership Award. Read More >


Karim Damji MD’87
Clinical Care My focus is providing care for adults and children with glaucoma Education & Teaching MD, University of British Columbia, 1987 FRCSC, Ophthalmology Residency, University of Ottawa, 1994 Research Fellowship, Ophthalmic Genetics, Duke University Eye Centre, 1995 Clinical Fellowship, Glaucoma, Duke University Eye Centre, 1996 Executive MBA, Queen’s University, 2005 I am motivated by […] Read More >


David Hardwick, MD’57
A short documentary about Dr. David Hardwick that has been two years in the making has now hit youtube. The idea for the documentary came about one day at VGH, when Zac Rothman (Lead Producer – Ed Tech) and Stephen Gillis (Associate Producer, Ed Tech) noticed a common theme amongst the photos on the wall […] Read More >