Alumni Profiles

Taylor Da Silva, BMLSc’22
Taylor’s personal and familial history of blood disorders inspired her interest in blood research, transfusion medicine, and a career in health care. Read More >

Jorden Hendry, BSc’20, MPH’22
Inspired by her work experience at the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, Jorden pursued the MPH program to advance her knowledge and better support the health of Indigenous peoples. Read More >

Allie Proctor, BMLSc’22
UBC’s BMLSc program had the combination of lab work and lecture-based coursework that Allie was searching for. Read More >

Mon Jef Peeters, BHK’04, MSc’08, MPT’11
Born and raised in Squamish, British Columbia, Mon Jef was a UBC varsity athlete before studying at UBC's Master of Physical Therapy program and becoming a physical therapist. Read More >

Sally Lin, MPH’15
Sally is a Senior Policy Analyst in the BC Public Service and a career coach serving equity-deserving professionals. Her career goals are to make a meaningful impact on public policies in British Columbia and to uplift Indigenous, Black, and other racialized professional through providing financially accessible and identity affirming career coaching services. Read More >

Dr. Bonnie Henry
Dr. Bonnie Henry is a 2022 recipient of the UBC Medical Alumni Association Honorary Medical Alumni Award. Dr. Bonnie Henry was appointed as Provincial Health Officer for the Province of BC in 2018. As BC’s most senior public health official, Dr. Henry is responsible for monitoring the health of all British Columbians and undertaking measures […] Read More >

Dr. Sara Waters, MD’09
Dr. Waters is a graduate from the second class of UBC’s MD Island Medical Program (IMP 2009). After completing her residency training in anesthesiology at UBC, she now works as a staff anesthesiologist in Victoria at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. Read More >

Dr. Maryam Zeineddin, BSc’98, MD’03
Dr. Zeineddin is a family physician and Board Director at the UBC Medical Alumni Association. She is passionate about patient wellness and created a preventative health platform for the public to have access to evidence-driven tools and insights to take care of themselves physically and mentally called Zilicare. Read More >

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 >