Canada 150+

As part of Canada 150+, discover and celebrate faculty and students who are changing and improving health outcomes for Canadians!

UBC Faculty of Medicine is celebrating Canada 150+ by highlighting a few of our many faculty and student trail blazers inspiring significant change through education, research and innovation to improve health outcomes for Canadians. At the core, these innovators embrace the Faculty’s contract with society that places the patient and public at the centre of all that they do.

These exemplary people embody the four key principles that underpin the Faculty’s Strategic Plan: Building the Future – excellence, equity, engagement and effectiveness.

Join us in celebrating their achievements and Canada 150+ by helping us share their stories on social, using the hashtag #Canada150Plus!

In joining this celebration, UBC notes the longer history of Indigenous people in this land. This occasion is indeed a chance to reflect upon the past, act in the present and imagine the future.

Laura Yvonne Bulk

PhD candidate. Social justice advocate. Staunch embracer of Canada’s rich diversity.

David Scheifele

Professor Emeritus of pediatrics. Vaccine investigator. Lover of water sports.

Shernaz Bamji

Professor of Cellular and Physiological Sciences. Explorer of the brain’s molecular mechanics. Avid paddler.

Howard Lim

Cancer care innovator. Educator. Hockey fanatic.

Carol-Ann Courneya

Award-winning teacher. Champion of the arts. Explorer of mountain trails.

Larry Goldenberg

Professor of Urologic Sciences. Leader in prostate cancer research and treatment. Hockey fan.

Robin Roots

Physical therapist. Rural healthcare advocate. Outdoor enthusiast.

David Maberley

Head of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Provider of visual care to First Nations people. Seasoned canoeist.

Boluwaji Ogunyemi

Dermatology resident. Advocate of diversity and inclusion. Stanley Park cyclist.