During 2019, we travelled around the beautiful province of British Columbia through all four seasons to film just a few of our amazing faculty, staff, students and learners where they live, work and play.

The people featured in the film (minus the children!) were all nominated by their peers for their excellence and contributions in transforming health for everyone, every day, through their work at the Faculty of Medicine.

Meet a few of these extraordinary people here:

Olusegun Oyedele

Senior Instructor, Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Olusegun Oyedele, Senior Instructor

Olusegun Oyedele

Senior Instructor, Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Course co-Director MEDD 412
Site Lead, Foundations of Medical Practice

I am transforming health for everyone by inspiring in learners deep curiosity, selfless service and lifelong awe for the amazing wonders of the human body.

Evan Wood

Professor, Medicine
Evan Wood, Professor of Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine

Evan Wood

Professor, Medicine
Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine
Executive Director, BC Centre on Substance Use

I’m transforming health for everyone by working with my colleagues at the BC Centre on Substance Use to connect researchers, health care providers, and people with lived experience to create policy and practice changes in substance use treatment and care.

Claudia Krebs

Professor of Teaching, Cellular & Physiological Sciences

Claudia Krebs

Professor of Teaching, Cellular & Physiological Sciences

I am transforming health for everyone by innovating in health education to prepare tomorrow’s health professionals for the future.

Sue Murphy

Head, Physical Therapy
Sue Murphy, Head, Department of Physical Therapy

Sue Murphy

Head, Physical Therapy

I am transforming health for everyone by ensuring we graduate enough world-class physical therapists to meet the needs of British Columbians.

Sarah Gray

Affiliate-Associate Professor, Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Sarah Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences

Sarah Gray

Affiliate-Associate Professor, Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Assistant Dean, Curriculum, Northern Medical Program

I am transforming health for everyone by advancing medical education and biomedical research in Northern British Columbia.

Julie Jacques

Elder, Takla First Nation
Julie Jacques, Elder, Takla First Nation

Julie Jacques

Elder, Takla First Nation

I am transforming health for everyone by welcoming students and health professionals into my community to share my culture, and to educate them about health and wellness from an Indigenous perspective.

Alasdair Nazerali-Maitland

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Alasdair Nazerali-Maitland

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
VFMP Clinical Skills Director, Year 2
Education Lead – Intensive Care UHNBC and Abbotsford Regional Hospitals
Clinical Educator Fellowship Graduate, Centre of Health Education Scholarship

I am transforming health for everyone by designing new types of teaching sessions that promote our students to develop both their clinical acumen and academic curiosity.

Leonard Foster

Head and Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Leonard Foster, Head and Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Leonard Foster

Head and Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

I am transforming health for everyone by uncovering basic disease and immunological defense mechanisms in honey bees, using technology that can also be applied to humans.

Lara Boyd

Professor, Physical Therapy
Lara Boyd

Lara Boyd

Professor, Physical Therapy

I am transforming health by discovering biomarkers that help us to understand outcome, and predict recovery and treatment response after stroke.

Jacqueline Pettersen

Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Medicine
Jacqueline Pettersen, Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine

Jacqueline Pettersen

Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Medicine

I am transforming health for everyone by researching, teaching, and counselling on the importance of a healthy lifestyle for a healthy brain.

Kelly Soros

Indigenous MD Admissions Program Graduate, Class of 2019

Kelly Soros

Indigenous MD Admissions Program Graduate, Class of 2019

I am transforming health for everyone by committing myself to providing safe care for Indigenous patients.

Anson Koo

Associate Head, Psychiatry
Anson Koo, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Anson Koo

Associate Head, Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

I am transforming health for everyone by expanding medical education and training in underserved communities to achieve better distribution of doctors and medical services for all British Columbians.

Mark MacKenzie

Postgraduate Program Director, Family Practice
Mark MacKenzie, Postgraduate Program Director, Department of Family Practice

Mark MacKenzie

Postgraduate Program Director, Family Practice

I am transforming health for everyone by being part of a team that is committed to supporting residents to become the best family doctors they can be for the people of British Columbia.

Eric Zhao

MD/PhD program graduate, Class of 2020
Eric Zhao, MD/PhD Candidate

Eric Zhao

MD/PhD program graduate, Class of 2020

I am transforming health for everyone by discovering how to personalize cancer treatment using genomics, big data, and machine learning.

Nadine Caron

Associate Professor, Northern Medical Program
Nadine Caron, Co-Director, UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Nadine Caron

Associate Professor, UBC Northern Medical Program
Co-Director, UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

I am transforming health for everyone by helping to optimize the potential of past, present and future UBC students in their endeavours to improve the health and wellness of our Indigenous communities.

Connie Eaves

Professor, Medical Genetics
Connie Eaves, Professor of Medical Genetics

Connie Eaves

Professor, Medical Genetics

I am transforming health for everyone by pursuing discoveries about how human leukemia and breast cancer get started through the collaborative efforts of a stellar team of trainees and other faculty.

Robin Roots

Senior Instructor and Coordinator of Clinical Education, Northern and Rural Cohort, Physical Therapy
Robin Roots, Senior Instructor and Coordinator of Clinical Education, Northern and Rural Cohort, Department of Physical Therapy

Robin Roots

Senior Instructor and Coordinator of Clinical Education, Northern and Rural Cohort, Physical Therapy

I am transforming health for everyone by inspiring students in the Faculty of Medicine to act upon their responsibility as future health care professionals to address the health inequities faced by residents living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

Darcie Prosser

Assistant Manager, Senior Leaders and Honorifics
Darcie Prosser, Assistant Manager, Senior Leaders and Honorifics

Darcie Prosser

Assistant Manager, Senior Leaders and Honorifics

I am transforming health for everyone by recruiting senior leaders who embrace the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Plan “Building the Future” and who exemplify excellence in education, research and service.

Jennifer Golinski

Senior Director, Education Programs & Services
Jennifer Golinski

Jennifer Golinski

Senior Director, Education Programs & Services

I am transforming health for everyone by providing administrative leadership and guidance for all of the educational programs offered at the Faculty, so that we can continue to provide world-leading education and training for our learners.

John Pawlowich

Clinical Professor, Family Practice
John Pawlowich, Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice

John Pawlowich

Clinical Professor, Family Practice

I am transforming health for everyone by working with a committed team with strong community relationships to harness the power of technology to reach out to those most in need.

Devon Mitchell

MD program graduate, Class of 2020

Devon Mitchell

MD program graduate, Class of 2020

I am transforming health by advocating for the inclusion of LGBTQ2+ voices at every level, from patient to practitioner.

Twylla Hamelin

Administrative Director, Northern Medical Program
Twylla Hamelin, Administrative Director, Northern Medical Program

Twylla Hamelin

Administrative Director, Northern Medical Program

I am transforming health for everyone by ensuring that the Faculty’s administrative systems, resources and processes meet the unique needs of educating health professionals for northern and rural communities.

Roy Choe

Senior Finance Manager
Roy Choe, Finance Manager

Roy Choe

Senior Finance Manager

I am transforming health for everyone by working with senior leadership to maintain the Faculty’s financial health, so that we may continue to provide our internationally-recognized education and research opportunities.

James Andrew

Indigenous Student Initiatives Manager

James Andrew

Indigenous Student Initiatives Manager

I am transforming health for everyone by inspiring and guiding Indigenous students to become physicians.

Laura Arbour

Professor, Medical Genetics

Laura Arbour

Professor, Medical Genetics

I am transforming health for everyone by helping to ensure that Indigenous people in Canada have equal opportunities to genetic health care and research.

Tony Chae

MD program student, Class of 2021

Tony Chae

MD program student, Class of 2021

I am transforming health for everyone by celebrating the unique backgrounds, strengths, and characteristics of various health care professionals that contribute to the provision of collaborative and holistic care.

Kathleen Martin-Ginis

Director, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Kathleen Martin Ginis

Kathleen Martin-Ginis

Reichwald Family UBC Southern Medical Program Chair in Preventive Medicine
Director, UBC Faculty of Medicine Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine
Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Principal Investigator, ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)

I am transforming health for everyone by conducting community-engaged research that will lead to better health and well-being among people living with spinal cord injury.

Juzer Kakal

Scientific Communications Manager
Juzer Kakal, Scientific Communications Manager

Juzer Kakal

Scientific Communications Manager, Canada Excellence Research Chair Program in Precision Cancer Drug Design

I am transforming health for everyone by translating and communicating complex research ideas to different audiences, to enhance public accessibility and investment in transformative research.

Gina Ogilvie

Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Gina Ogilvie, Professor, School of Population and Public Health

Gina Ogilvie

Professor, School of Population and Public Health

I am transforming health for everyone by working in partnership with clinicians, scientists and patients across British Columbia.

Marco Marra

Professor and Head, Medical Genetics
Marco Marra, Canada Research Chair in Genome Science

Marco Marra

Professor and Head, Department of Medical Genetics
Canada Research Chair in Genome Science

I am transforming health for everyone by helping to embed genome science into better outcomes for cancer patients.

Shannon Waters

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Shannon Waters, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health

Shannon Waters

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health

I am transforming health for everyone by weaving in all aspects of health – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – into my work, to support our collective wellbeing.

 
Published: Fall 2019