Doctors of BC scholarship winners

Mr Danial Ressl Ms Gabrielle Wong
Mr Danial Ressl Ms Gabrielle Wong

Doctors of BC has awarded its two annual $1000 scholarships to Mr Danial Ressl of Burnaby and Ms Gabrielle Wong of Langley. The commendable recipients were chosen from an abundance of highly impressive applicants.

Mr Ressl graduated from Burnaby Central Secondary School in 2020. During high school he led Scouting expeditions, earned a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, led a section in the award-winning Burnaby Central Chamber A Choir, and was selected in his final year to be a member of Burnaby Central’s student council. While most of his time is now spent immersed in the microbiology and biochemistry program at Simon Fraser University, in his spare time he volunteers at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and works part-time in a frontline position at Save-On-Foods. He is an avid hiker, soccer player, and amateur musician. One day he hopes to join the Doctors of BC community as a physician, to follow in the footsteps of his mother, Dr Vicky Ressl, and to continue to give back and help those most in need.

Ms Wong graduated with an IB Diploma from R.E. Mountain Secondary School. She is currently attending Simon Fraser University (majoring in human geography, with a minor in social data analytics). Outside of school, she spends her time debating competitively, coaching younger students in debate, playing piano, and crocheting.

Although her heart isn’t set on a career yet, Gabrielle is interested in equitable community building and civic technology. This year, she was appointed as a youth representative on her township’s Seniors Advisory Committee, which she anticipates will give her more insight into change at the municipal level. Gabrielle hopes to continue to use her creative skills for social good, whether that be through performing music for seniors, crocheting octopuses for premature babies, or mentorship work with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She is deeply appreciative of Doctors of BC for their support of her future pursuits.

For more than 15 years, Doctors of BC has presented two $1000 scholarship awards 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 about the award, visit

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