Hunger fighter among Order recipients

A UBC professor who invented a surgical technology that is used globally and an alumnus who helped to establish one of Canada’s first food banks have been named to the Order of Canada.
David Northcott, an alumnus who received his Bachelors of Science degree from UBC in 1976, is being honoured for his commitment to fighting poverty and hunger in Canada.
James (Jim) A. McEwen, adjunct professor in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Applied Science, was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to biomedical engineering.

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