Silver Anniversary Award

This award is given to a graduate of the 25th anniversary class who, in the opinion of his/her classmates, has best demonstrated qualities in one or more of the following areas: leadership, research, teaching, clinical care, administration or public service.

Congratulations to the MD Class of 1997 Silver Anniversary Award Recipient:

Dr. Nadine Caron, MD’97

Dr. Nadine Caron is a member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation and a practising surgical oncologist in northern British Columbia. She is a professor in the Northern Medical Program and Department of Surgery, the sole Indigenous physician within BC Cancer, as well as a senior scientist at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer. Nadine is the inaugural First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at the University of British Columbia. She is also a founding Co-Director of the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and consultant in development of BC’s first ever Indigenous Cancer Strategy to improve Indigenous cancer outcomes and experiences in BC.

In her role of Special Advisor on Indigenous Health, Nadine provides vision, leadership, and diplomacy in advancing both UBC Health’s and the Faculty of Medicine’s strategic focus on promoting an Indigenous lens on collaborative health education and research. She offers advice and leadership on meaningful changes to address barriers to culturally-safe and racism-free educational and healthcare systems, including expanding and promoting cultural safety and humility as fundamental to collaborative health education and research. In addition, Nadine plays a pivotal role in facilitating consistent, open channels of communication with faculty, staff, students, Indigenous communities, the senior leadership of the university, and partners involved in Indigenous health.

Nomination Form and Process

  • Nominator must be a member of the 25th anniversary MD class.
  • The deadline for nominations will be determined by the Class Reunion planning schedule.
  • Should there be more than one nominee, a voting ballot will be distributed to the members of the 25th anniversary MD class for their decision.
  • If during the nomination process only one name is brought forward, the award is given by acclamation.
  • The award will be presented either at the UBC Medical Alumni Association Annual General Meeting or at the Class’ 25th reunion, whichever the successful nominee prefers.

Typically 1 awardee per year – maximum 2 per year (may be given posthumously)

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