Honorary Medical Alumni Award

The Honorary Medical Alumni Award recognizes a member of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Community who has made a significant contribution as a committed clinician, teacher, mentor or administrator; thereby advancing the goals of the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

For questions, please contact us at 604-875-5674 or med.alumni@ubc.ca.

Congratulations to our 2019 Honorary Medical Alumni Award Recipients:


Dr. Blake Gilks

Dr. Tamara Shenkier

To learn more Dr. Gilks and Dr. Shenkier and their careers, please click on their photo above!


  • Current members of the UBC Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors are not eligible for this award
  • Nominator must be an alumnus/alumna of the UBC MD undergraduate program or a current resident/resident graduate of UBC
  • Award(s) may not be nominated posthumously
  • By definition, this award is not applicable to any individual who received an MD or is a current resident/resident graduate from UBC


The online nomination form consist of 4 sections:

  • Contact information of nominator and nominee
  • Reasoning why the nominee is deserving of the award
  • A summarized curriculum vitae/online biography, maximum 5 pages. Please do not include the full list of publications.
    • Where a curriculum vitae is not easily available to you, the Alumni Engagement Office is happy to assist. Please contact us at med.alumni@ubc.ca.
  • Letter(s) of support, maximum 2 letters. Optional, but encouraged.

Should you wish to submit your nomination form and associated documents by e-mail, a PDF-version of the nomination form is available and can be submitted to med.alumni@ubc.ca.

The deadline for 2020 nominations is Monday, January 13, 2020.

Only nominations received by the deadline date will be accepted. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

If you have nominated an individual for the 2019 MAA Awards, please note that nominations will be considered for up to 3 years from the original submission date.


Nominations will be reviewed by the UBC MAA Board of Directors after the nomination deadline. Award decisions will be announced in early February 2020. The UBC MAA will advise all nominators accordingly.

For questions, please contact Eric Chow at 604-875-5674 or med.alumni@ubc.ca.