Student, business leaders earn alumni awards

The UBC Alumni Association has named 11 outstanding individuals -- students, business leaders, academics and physicians among them -- as winners of its annual awards.

The winners of the Alumni Awards of Distinction are John Millar (BSc'63, MD '67, MHSc '86) and Milton Wong (BA '63).

Millar, co-manager of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and a director of the B.C. Health Research Foundation, taught international health at UBC from 1991-97.

Wong, founder of the investment management firm M.K. Wong & Associates, is also a founder and trustee of a program in UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration which teaches students investment management through real-life examples.

Dr. Peter Dolman (MD '84) is winner of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Dolman,a clinical associate professor in UBC's Ophthalmology Dept., has contributed as a teacher and clinician to many developing nations. He also takes part in the UBC AIDS Eye Clinic.

The winners of the Faculty Citation Award are Dr. Carol Herbert, (BSc '66, MD '69) and Prof. Paul Stanwood.

Herbert has been head of UBC's Dept. of Family Practice since 1982. A former director of the REACH Youth Clinic, she was named a YWCA Woman of Distinction in 1985.

Stanwood is a professor in the English Dept. In 1979 he won the provincial Year of the Child and Family Achievement Award for his outstanding community service to children and families.

Outstanding Student Awards go to Andrew Booth, Lica Chui and Allison Dunnet.

Booth, who graduates this year from Engineering Physics, has served as Engineering Physics Student Society president and in the Alma Mater Society.

Chui, a third-year student in the Faculty of Medicine, has served as a student representative on the UBC Senate, and as a vice-president of the Alma Mater Society.

Dunnet is a Political Science major who was a founder of Imagine UBC, an event designed to welcome first-year students to campus. As well, she is a founder of Humanities 101, a project to encourage people from disadvantaged backgrounds to take a cost-free academic program in the humanities at UBC. She also served on the executive of the AMS.

Jim Stich (BSc '71, DMD '75) is winner of the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service Award for outstanding contributions to the Alumni Association. Stich has served the association in many roles, including president, past president and senior vice-president.

The awards for Lifetime Achievement go to two long-time friends of the university, Cecil Green (DSc '64), and Bill Gibson (BA '33, DSc '93).

Green is the co-founder of Texas Instruments and a major benefactor to the university. At UBC, Green College, Cecil Green Park House and the Cecil and Ida Green Visiting Professorships bear his name.

Gibson played a key role in developing the university's Faculty of Medicine. Until his retirement in 1978, he served as professor and head of the Dept. of History of Medicine. He helped create the Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Research and the Woodward Biomedical Library.

The Alumni Association awards, along with honours for UBC Athletics Hall of Fame inductees, will be presented at a dinner at the Hyatt hotel on Oct. 8.

The dinner is held jointly with the Dept. of Athletics and Recreation. A table for eight is $1,000. For more information call 604-822-3313 or visit the Web site at