Alumni & Friends Summer BBQ Socials

In July 2019, the Alumni Engagement Office hosted Alumni & Friends Summer BBQ Socials in Kelowna, Prince George, and Vancouver. Coinciding with Resident Orientations throughout the province, students, residents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends from across the Faculty enjoyed burgers, fun games, and prizes while catching up with old friends and making new connections.

Our first BBQ of the summer was held at the Kelowna Original Joe’s. Interim Regional Associate Dean, Interior, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Sarah Brears, was in attendance to welcome our guests, including Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education Program, Dr. Cheryl Holmes (MD’84). It was an enjoyable evening on a wonderful patio outside with sunshine and great conversations.

Next, the Alumni Engagement Office had the pleasure of co-hosting the NMP/Faculty of Medicine Summer BBQ with Dr. Paul Winwood, AVP, Northern Medical Program, UNBC, and Regional Associate Dean, Northern BC in Prince George. At a beautiful location overlooking Tabor Lake, guests enjoyed build-it-yourself burgers, brews, and an assortment of delicious desserts. In attendance were Vice-Dean, Health Engagement and UBC Medical Alumni Association Past-President, Dr. Mike Allard (MD’81) and Dr. James Card (MD’08), Site Director, Prince George, Family Practice Post Graduate Program, who introduced each of the PGY1 Residents to the community and wished them success in Prince George.

We held our final BBQ in Vancouver at the Medical Student & Alumni Centre, a social and recreational facility for UBC medical students, residents, alumni, faculty and departments. Dr. Roger Wong, Executive Associate Dean, Education, welcomed everyone on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine. Over 100 residents came after their orientation to enjoy fun games and great food with alumni, students, faculty, and friends.

We look forward to next year’s summer socials. Click on our BBQ Social locations below for event photos!

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