I am delighted to share that our alumni continue to engage with us through a plethora of alumni initiatives – speaking engagements, reunions, and award programs – just to name a few.
Mona Kwong, BSc(Pharm)’97, MSc’02 and Ryan Kullar, BSc(Pharm)’06 spoke to students at this year’s Career Avenues event, geared towards first through fourth year students to help them explore and navigate a career as a pharmacist. The alumni presentations along with their career trajectories were both inspiring and informative for current students. This successful event was organized by alumnus and faculty member, Tony Seet, BSc(Pharm)’99.
From left: Tony Seet, Mona Kwong, Ryan Kullar and Katie Bishop (CAPSI)
This month the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences presented Dr. Linda Hensman, BSc(Pharm)’74 with the alumni UBC Alumni Builder Award at the Faculty’s White Coat Ceremony on October 17. Dr. Hensman was recognized for her distinguished leadership and contributions to the Faculty. You can read more about her in this issue’s Alumni Profile section.
Also, a well-deserved thank you to all alumni volunteers who participated in this year’s White Coast Ceremony:
- Alan Bass, BSc(Pharm)’76
- Nicole Bruchet, BSc’02, BSc(Pharm)’07, PharmD’10
- Michelle Fischer, BSc’86
- Dr. Ahmad Ghahary, BSc(Pharm)’08
- Dr. Linda Hensman, BSc(Pharm)’74
- Marianna Leung, BSc(Pharm)’84
- Kalvin Liu, BSc(Pharm)’15
- Nancy Ly, BSc(Pharm)’98
- Bob Mehr-Rahimi, BSc(Pharm)’95
- David Pavan, BSc(Pharm)’92
- Shawn Sandhu, BSc’87
- Tony Seet, BSc(Pharm)’99
- Chris Waller, BSc(Pharm)’98
- Bryce Wong, BSc(Pharm)’06
The nominations for the Alumni Agent of Change Award are now closed, please stay tuned for the announcement of the 2020 recipient. As always, if you would like to get involved as a volunteer or plan a class reunion, please contact me any time by email at email@example.com.
Shina Boparai, MA
Alumni Relations Manager
Top image: 2019 White Coat Ceremony. Photo by Justin Lee Ohata, UBC Pharm Sci.