Life as a faculty member is extremely varied; they not only teach and perform research but also serve in numerous ways. The Department is proud of the many hours our academic faculty members devote to service every year. Faculty members translate research knowledge by providing educational talks to various public groups, create resources for students and patient groups, advise governing bodies, mentor colleagues, review grant applications and publications and much, much more. Most serve on, or chair, University, local and international committees. In 2018, the Susan Porter, Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies recognized Theresa Liu-Ambrose, Michael A. Hunt and Alexander Scott for serving in the role of Chair for final examinations of UBC doctoral candidates. The Chair of a doctoral examination has an important function; she or he represents the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, ensures the exam is fair and proceeds according to UBC policies, and report back to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies about the proceedings and the Examining Committee’s recommendation.
We are very lucky to have such dedicated and hard working faculty serving in our Department.