UBC Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie (BSR’70) and her husband Donald (BSc’68, MD’70) have won the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award. The partnership was described as “Active members of the Prince George community who advocate for improved health care in BC – particularly in remote northern communities – and provide invaluable support for students in the Faculty of Medicine’s Northern Medical Program.” Elizabeth has been an integral part of advocating for the Northern and Rural Cohort and for having PT students in the North.
They have both played an active role in the expansion of the medical and physical therapy programs in northern B.C. They are among a number of couples who met as young students at UBC. Their three children are also UBC alumni.
They, along with other inspiring members of the UBC community, will be honored for their contributions in a ceremony, November 1. For event details or tickets visit https://www.alumni.ubc.ca/events/awards/