Celebrating Department Members

  • June 2024 Cedar Award: Blake Dobie

    Nominated by Cecilia Duran Blake Dobie has been with the Midwifery Program for over a decade, working in a variety of roles before being promoted to Senior Administrative Business Manager. He first helped run a pilot for international midwives before taking on the role of student services manager. In 2015, Blake took on a leadership…

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  • May 2024 Cedar Award: Lindsay Gowland

    Lindsay Gowland, is a standout manager known for unparalleled responsiveness and proactive leadership. She consistently ensures seamless operational flow of the department’s Enhanced Skills Program and has an astute awareness of areas that need attention. With her reputation for being dedicated, inspiring and making things happen, Lindsay is the worthy recipient of the May Cedar…

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  • April 2024 Cedar Award: Flora and Leo Wong

    This month, we are proud to highlight Drs. Flora and Leo Wong as the recipients of the Cedar Award. See below for what Bill Upward had to say about them and their contributions to the Department of Family Practice.

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  • March 2024 Cedar Award: Ada Okonkwo-Dappa

    This month, the Department recognizes Ada Okonkwo-Dappa for the Cedar Award. Thank you to Erza Mjekiqi for submitting the nomination! I am thrilled to nominate Ada for her outstanding work as an evaluation and engagement analyst at the Innovation Support Unit. Ada plays a vital role as the lead coordinator for our CapEs project, demonstrating…

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  • February 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Caroline Shooner

    The Department is proud to recognize Dr. Caroline Shooner as the recipient of the February Cedar Award. Dr. Shooner is a family physician and GP oncologist. Dr Shooner is the educational lead at Haida Gwaii Hospital, responsible for both medical students and residents rotating at the remote, rural site.

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  • January 2024 Cedar Award: Dr. Alicia Pawluk

    This month the Awards Committee is excited to recognize Dr. Alicia Pawluk for the Cedar Award. Dr. Pawluk is the director of Care of the Elderly and a clinical assistant professor who specializes in geriatric addictions and emergency medicine on Vancouver Island. Her work focuses on improving elderly care through both clinical practice and teaching.

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  • December Cedar Award: Dr. Marlowe Haskins

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Marlowe Haskins on receiving the December Cedar Award. Marlowe is a long-standing family doctor, and is the rural director for the Postgraduate Program. He was nominated by Larissa McLean. From Larissa: Marlowe is a dedicated and enthusiastic preceptor in his community. He provides excellent guidance to all family practice…

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  • October Cedar Award: Dr. Sharon Vipler

    This month, the Department recognizes Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Sharon Vipler for the Cedar Award. Thank you to Dr. Nitasha Puri for submitting the nomination! Read below for what Nitasha has to say about her friend and colleague:

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  • August Cedar Award: DJ Santos

    The UBC Sport and Exercise Medicine Clinic (SEM) recognizes DJ Santos for the August Cedar Award.

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  • June Cedar Award: Sherry-Lee Hubick

    The Midwifery Program would like to recognize Sherry-Lee Hubick for the June Cedar Award. Sherry has been an invaluable member of the Midwifery team since 2017.

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