Every year we honour some of our most distinguished alumni and friends at the UBC Alumni Achievement Awards. Our 2011 recipients are being recognized for their work in cancer research, volunteerism, writing, social advocacy, alumni engagement, healthcare and sustainability.
This year’s recipients have been announced. Click on the names below for their full biographies.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Nelly Auersperg, PhD’68
Pioneering researcher in gynecological cancers who has worked tirelessly to increase understanding of ovarian cancer and the possibilities for its treatment.
Alumni Award of Distinction – George Bowering, BA’60, MA’63, DLit’94
Canada’s first poet laureate and one of the most influential and prolific writers of his generation, with more than 90 published works to his name, spanning many literary genres.
Honorary Alumnus Award – Marie Earl
Former executive director of the UBC Alumni Association who transformed the approach to alumni relations and negotiated a strong new partnership with the university.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award – Rahim Moloo, LLB’05
Exceptional law grad with strong leadership skills who has advised on international dispute settlements and is currently general counsel at the University of Central Asia.
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Leadership Award – Jane Hungerford, BEd’67
Devoted volunteer with extensive fundraising and board involvement experience who has supported some of the largest organizations in BC.
Outstanding Future Alumnus Award – Meghan Macdonald, BSc’05, MD’11
Medical resident and decorated scholar who has been involved in important health initiatives involving vulnerable populations.
Outstanding Faculty Community Service Award – Felix Durity, BA’58, MD’63
Neurosurgeon and humanitarian who has dedicated his life to improving neurosurgical care at home and abroad.
Global Citizenship Award – M. Hosny El Lakany, PhD’69
Dedicated humanitarian and environmentalist who has worked with the UN on issues involving the sustainability of forests and the well-being of people who depend on them.