Doctors of BC 2023 scholarship winners

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 66, No. 6, 2024, News
Mr Mikko McDiarmid Mr Tristan Longman
Mr Mikko McDiarmid Mr Tristan Longman

Doctors of BC awarded its annual $1000 scholarships for 2023 to Mr Mikko McDiarmid and Mr Tristan Longman. The recipients were chosen from an abundance of highly impressive applicants.

Mr Mikko McDiarmid is an undergraduate student at Capilano University working toward a degree in psychology. Upon completion, he plans to pursue a master’s degree and open a counseling clinic. Mikko believes strongly in this work and the potential to make a positive difference in someone’s life, no matter how small. He considers helping as many people as he can through counseling to be one of the most rewarding careers he could pursue. Outside of student life, he loves cross-country running in local trials, reading, writing, and spending time with his family.

Mr Tristan Longman is studying neuroscience and music at the University of Guelph in Ontario and is excited for all there is to learn. Tristan also has a deep passion for music—he sings, plays guitar and piano, and hopes to release some of the songs he has written later this summer. He has also played soccer for the past 14 years and finds tranquility in the difficulty of the sport. Additionally, he enjoys reading, board games, hiking, and spending time with loved ones.

About the award

For more than 20 years, Doctors of BC has presented the scholarship award to children of members in good standing who are completing high school and planning to continue studies at a recognized postsecondary institution. For more information, visit


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