About

I am a student of medicine, fascinated by the possibilities and promises of tomorrow's science and technology advances. Through my training and experiences, I am building the skills necessary to bring collaborative innovation to bear on today's health challenges.
  • 2015

    President, Medical Undergraduate Society

    In this role, I chair the Medical Undergraduate Society Council and represent the various interests of the over 1000 UBC Medical Students. (Photo: Medical Society Presidents from across Canada, taken at the 2015 SGM of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students)

  • 2014

    Vice Chair, UBC Vancouver Senate

    The Senate is UBC's highest academic decision. I am a Student Senator at Large, elected by the campus-wide UBC student body. Currently, I serve as the Vice Chair of Senate as well as Vice Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Teaching & Learning and the Student Senate Caucus Co-Chair.

  • 2013

    UBC MD/PhD Student

    The product of this program is two independent degrees through which I will build the skills and earn the certification to practice medicine in Canada and carry out independent research to the highest standards of innovation and ethics.

  • 2013

    B. Sc. Honours Physiology (UBC)

    UBC's Physiology program (now Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences) provides a research-intensive foundation in the science underlying human life, health, and development. It includes integrative multi-system courses, intensive lab training in modern molecular biology, and a 1-year honours thesis project.

A Day in the Life

I believe the next great ideas lie at the intersections of worldviews, places few have looked. Through my cross-disciplinary training and endeavours, I aim to uncover these hidden corners of the imagination.

Clinical Medicine Training

Research

Leadership & Advocacy

Personal & Artistic Endeavours

Projects

My work spans numerous topics in science, health, and advocacy. I have had the privilege of working with some incredible people on impactful and rewarding endeavours.

Awards and Honours

I am honoured to have received major research fellowships and other awards in recognition of my commitments to research and community leadership.
  • 2014

    Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's

    The CGS-M award supports outstanding master's students or direct entry PhD students in the first year of their program. It is a one year, non-renewable, $17,500 scholarship administered by the Tri-agency Council (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC).

  • 2013

    UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowship

    The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program will ensure UBC's best PhD students are provided with financial support of at least $18,000 per year plus tuition for the first four years of their PhD studies.

  • 2013

    Student Speaker - UBC Graduation Ceremony

    Delivered an address during a B. Sc. Graduation ceremony. To see video of this event, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLnZbU8WB9Y.

  • 2013

    UBC Science Student Recognition Award

    This award was presented by the UBC Science Undergraduate Society to four students “who go above and beyond in their commitment to their clubs and the UBC community at large. This award was first established in 2013.

  • 2013

    Faculty of Science Achievement Award

    These awards recognize up to staff, students and faculty (five of each annually) whose contributions in service, administration, leadership and outreach have had a significant positive impact in achieving the goals of the Faculty of Science.

Other Awards

The Faculty of Medicine Graduate Scholarship

A $3000 research award given annually by The UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Commencement Address

I was invited to give a graduation commencement address to celebrate my extensive work with the students of the University Transition Program in music and the performing arts.

UBC Alumni Association Scholarship

Awarded annually to two students "who have demonstrated strong leadership in their communities at UBC and within Greater Vancouver."

UBC Dean of Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

A summer research award offered at UBC as an equivalent to the NSERC USRA.

The Physiology Prize for Top Undergraduate Thesis

Awarded by the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences annually for the top undergraduate thesis.

Child & Family Research Institute Summer Student Research Program Scholarship

$3,750 research award for undergraduate students pursuing research with a CFRI investigator.

BC Clinical Genomics Network Summer Research Award

A $3,750 award to assist student researchers in project based training in clinical genomics.

Genome Science and Technology Funded Summer Studentship

$3,600 research award to fund undergraduate research in Genome Science and Technology.

Academic Achievement Awards

2009 - UBC President's Entry ($2000). 2011 - UBC Dean's Scholarship ($500). 2011 and 2012 - Trek Excellence Scholarship ($1500 each).

The Best of SLC

An award for the best collaborative workshop at the 2014 Student Leadership Conference.

Travel Grants and Others

Educational Stipend, ISMRM. Professional Development Grant, UBC Science Undergraduate Society.

Curriculum Vitae

For a printable record of my projects, publications, and awards, please see my downloadable PDF. If it is out of date, feel free to request a copy through the contact form below.