Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie (BSR ’70) receives the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award

MacRitchiesUBC Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie (BSR’70) and her husband Donald (BSc’68, MD’70) will receive the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award on November 1 at a ceremony celebrating alumni achievements. They have been active members of the Prince George community and have advocated for improved health care in BC – particularly in remote northern communities. Elizabeth has been an integral part of advocating for the Northern and Rural Cohort and for having PT students train in the North and with fellow alumni Lesley Schwab, Vicki Laverdure, and Johanna Jenkins, Elizabeth established the NRC Travel Award in Physical Therapy.

They have both played an active role in the expansion of the medical and physical therapy programs in northern B.C.

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