alumni UBC 2017 Achievement Awards Silent Auction

alumni UBC 2017 Achievement Awards - Presented by Boyden

On November 30th, we will honour eight inspiring members of the UBC community at the alumni UBC 2017 Achievement Awards Gala Dinner and Auction, taking place in the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Thanks to our generous donors we have been able to assemble a variety of enticing silent auction packages that are sure to draw some friendly competition. Proceeds from this spectacular… Read more

Leona Sparrow, BA’73, MA’76, LLB’92

Leona Sparrow

Leona Sparrow is the director of Treaty, Lands and Resources for the Musqueam Indian Band, on whose traditional territories UBC’s Vancouver campus is located. This comparatively small but historically influential band has been prominent in shaping Aboriginal relations in Canada, as well as current practices in First Nations communities. Ms Sparrow has held leadership roles… Read more

Videsh Kapoor, BSc’88, BEd’92, MD’93

Videsh Kapoor

Videsh Kapoor is a respected advocate for improved health outcomes both at home and abroad. As well as being a Vancouver-based family physician, she directs the UBC Division of Global Health in the Department of Family Practice and voluntarily contributes her time and expertise as co-founder of the university’s Global Health Initiative (GHI). The initiative… Read more

Emily MacKinnon, MA’08, JD’12

Emily MacKinnon

Emily MacKinnon is an advocate for social justice who seeks to empower those living with HIV/AIDS.  Her educational path reflects her dedication to this cause. Her first UBC degree was a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology. She explored how music is used in HIV/AIDS education worldwide and identified methods that could be applied in Canada…. Read more

Matt Husain

Matt Husain

Matt Husain is a PhD candidate at UBC Okanagan studying the Anthropology of Development. He is motivated by a desire to eradicate poverty through the design and delivery of effective relief programs that empower those they are aimed at. His research thesis explores the efficacy of existing foreign aid measures, using Bangladesh, his native country,… Read more

Kimit Rai

Kimit Rai

Kimit Rai, a clinical instructor in UBC’s Department of Surgery, is the president and founder of Operation Rainbow Canada (ORC), a non-profit organization that provides free cleft lip and palate corrective surgery to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries. Without surgery, these children often have difficulty nursing or eating, resulting in chronic malnutrition…. Read more

John Demco

John Demco

Canada’s identity on the Internet was secured 27 years ago by the visionary work of John Demco. A Computing Facilities manager in UBC’s Department of Computer Science at the time, Mr. Demco established the .CA domain name two years before the World Wide Web even emerged. Today, he is affectionately known as one of the… Read more

Randall Findlay, BASc’73

Randall Findlay

Randall Findlay is a highly successful businessman with four decades of experience in the energy and natural resources sector and a track record of turning good ideas into successful companies.  He retired in 2006 as president and co-founder of Provident Energy Trust, and continues to serves as a director and chair of several private and… Read more

Tim Laidler, BA’09

Tim Laidler is a master’s candidate in counselling psychology and a corporal in the Canadian Forces who is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans of war. As executive director of the Veterans Transition Network, he has increased awareness around the profound impact of war on soldiers and raised in excess of $2.5M… Read more

William Carpentier, MD’61

Dr. William Carpentier was chief physician for the Apollo 11 crew and is acknowledged as one of the greatest contributors to the field of space life science. His later career has focused on nuclear medicine, and four decades of exceptional work has resulted in important applications and advancements in radiology, diagnostics and cancer treatment. When… Read more

Muhammad Iqbal

In 1996 Dr. Muhammad (“Mo”) Iqbal retired from UBC’s department of Mechanical Engineering after enjoying a distinguished career specializing in solar power. After 30 years contributing to education and research in Canada, he now devotes himself to creating opportunities for disadvantaged communities in Pakistan, his country of birth. Iqbal grew up in modest circumstances in… Read more