2014 alumni UBC Achievement Award winners

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56 , No. 9 , November 2014 , Pages 432 News

portrait of Dr. Rai  portrait of Dr. Kapoor

UBC is honoring several inspiring alumni who have created positive change in communities worldwide with an Achievement Award this fall. Two of the award recipients are BC physicians with strong connections to their local communities.

Dr Kimit Rai is being honored with a Faculty Community Service Award for his humanitarian work as the president and founder of Operation Rainbow Canada, a nonprofit organization that provides free cleft lip and palate corrective surgery to children and young adults in developing countries. Dr Rai is also a clinical instructor in UBC’s Department of Surgery and an internationally recognized plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of clinical experience.

Dr Videsh Kapoor is being honored with a Global Citizenship Award for her advocacy work in improving health outcomes in low-income communities and her commitment to global health education. Dr Kapoor is a Vancouver-based family physician, directs the UBC Division of Global Health in the Department of Family Practice, and is co-founder of UBC’s Global Health Initiative.

A dinner and gala will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver on 19 November 2014 to celebrate the winners. For more information visit www.alumni.ubc.ca/events/awards.

. 2014 alumni UBC Achievement Award winners. BCMJ, Vol. 56, No. 9, November, 2014, Page(s) 432 - News.



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