AGM & Awards Ceremony

The UBC Medical Alumni Association (MAA) held its 2019 Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2019 at the Medical Student & Alumni Centre (MSAC) in Vancouver. This incredible evening event allowed the MAA to share its successes of the past year with our honored guests and recognize members of the medical community for their outstanding accomplishments and commitment to their profession.

Annual General Meeting

Dr. Mike Allard, MSc’78, MD’81, President of the MAA, was the host of the event and welcomed all our guests, who included MAA members, alumni, family members, colleagues, and UBC staff. During the AGM portion of the evening, Dr. Allard highlighted the successes of the MAA in the past year, notably our events at the distributed sites and the annual UBC Medical Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament fundraiser. Dr. Roanne Preston, Department Head Representative on the Dean’s Executive Committee and Head, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, shared the Faculty of Medicine’s key achievements, most notably the launch of the Dean’s Advisory Council on Rural and Remote Health and the $70 million raised by the Development team.

Looking towards the future, Dr. Allard welcomed Dr. Umedaly into the MAA President role and Dr. Preston, in turn, thanked Dr. Allard for his three years of service as the MAA President and welcomed him into his new role as Past-President. Dr. Allard expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the five departing Board Directors – Dr. Nicholas Monfires, John Liu, Nick Brochez, Jenna Erwin, and Rosie Mazolla – and thanked them for their past year’s service to the medical community.

Award Ceremony

During the Awards Ceremony portion of the evening, Dr. Allard had the honour to present the MAA Awards to our medical alumni:

  • Wallace Wilson Leadership Award – Dr. Michael Nimmo (MD’95) and Dr. Ron Walls (BSc’75, MD’79)
  • Silver Anniversary Award – Dr. Videsh Kapoor (BSc’88, BEd (Sec)’92, MD’93)
  • Honorary Medical Alumni Award – Dr. Blake Gilks (MedRes’88) and Dr. Tamara Shenkier (MedRes’92)

The award recipients’ careers and achievements inspired us all to be as selfless and engaging towards the medical community and society as they have throughout their lives. This year, we presented our inaugural Student Leadership Award to MD undergardaute students Alec Yu and Eric Zhao (BSc’13) and wished them every success in their studies and future careers.


We can’t wait for 2020 to celebrate another great year for the MAA and recognize our medical alumni! In the meantime, view photos from the event in the gallery below or visti our Flickr page.

2019 Medical Alumni Association AGM & Awards Ceremony

2019 MAA Award Recipients
Click on our award recipients’ photos to learn more about them!

Honorary Medical Alumni Award

 

Dr. Blake Gilks (MedRes’88)

Dr. Tamara Shenkier (MedRes’92)

Silver Anniversary Award

Dr. Videsh Kapoor (BSc’88, BEd (Sec)’92, MD’93)

Student Leadership Award

 

Alec Yu

Eric Zhao (BSc’13)

Wallace Wilson Leadership Award

 

Dr. Michael Nimmo (MD’95)

 

Dr. Ron Walls (BSc’75, MD’79)

 

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