Student Leadership Award

The UBC MAA Student Leadership Award recognizes and honours two medical students, one student in Year 1 or 2 and one student in Years 3 or 4, in the UBC MD undergraduate program, who demonstrate excellence in leadership by engaging and guiding others in promoting a responsible and evolving medical student community and/or health care system.

Each recipient of the award will be presented with $500 to be used towards tuition.

2024 Student Leadership Award recipients:

Valerie Mok
Year 1-2

Alvin Qiu
Year 3-4



  • Nominator must be a current student in the UBC MD undergraduate program
  • Nominee must be a current student in the UBC MD undergraduate program

Nomination Criteria

  • Student demonstrates responsibility for their medical student community and the health care system
  • Student engages others in creating proactive initiatives or inclusive events for the enhancement of the medical community and/or improvement of health care
  • Student is dedicated to the building of relationships to ensure a cohesive professional community
  • Student mentors and supports fellow students to create a culture of openness and foster a compassionate environment
  • Student inspires and encourages people within medicine and/or across disciplines to collaborate towards common goals benefiting their community and beyond

Nomination Process

Step 1: Complete a nomination form and save a copy.

Step 2: E-mail the nomination form and nominee's CV to

Nomination deadline: January 31, 2024

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

The MUS Council selects the finalists and the UBC MAA Board of Directors select the award recipients.

Should you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact