Alumni & Partnership Recognition Awards

Photo by Martin Dee: 2019 Centenary Gala selfie with one of the awardees, Lily Lee.

2020 Alumni Recognition Awards – NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

We want to hear from you! In January the School of Nursing will be accepting nominations for candidates to receive the 2020 School of Nursing Alumni Recognition Awards.

There are three different awards: Recent Alumni Award, Award of Distinction, and Alumni Recognition.

If you know a UBC Nursing alum who has made an exceptional contribution to nursing following the completion of their UBC Nursing education, then we want to hear from you. We are seeking those outstanding individuals so that we may recognize them at our annual Gala celebration on May 6, 2020.

Take a moment to fill out this year’s nomination form online or download the PDF, fill it out and send with supporting documents to

The deadline to receive the nominations is March 18, 2020. Online Nominations Form or Download PDF

RSVP for the Gala

2019 Centenary Medal of Distinction Awardees

The 2019 Recognition medals were presented at the Nursing Gala on May 2, 2019 in the form of The School of Nursing's Centenary Medals of Distinction. The medal was created to recognize individuals who have brought high honour to the School of Nursing or to the profession of nursing, and/or who have made long standing/significant contributions to advance the school's vision, mission and mandate. Read about our century's worth of awardees here:

Medal of Distinction Awardees

2018 Alumni Recognition Award Winners

Marissa Bird

BA 2011, BScN 2014

2018 Young Alumni Award

Jan Radford

BSN 1979, MSN 1989

2018 Alumni Recognition Award

Susanna Cunningham

BScN 1966, MA 1969, PhD 1978

2018 Alumni Award of Distinction

2018 Partnership Award Winners

Class of 1958

BASc 1950, MSN 1982

2018 Donor Partnership Award

Candy Garossino

2018 Community Partnership Award

2017 Alumni Recognition Award Winners

Stephanie Ngo

BSc 2009, BSN 2013

2017 Young Alumni Award

Patricia Porterfield

MSN 1981

2017 Alumni Recognition Award

Dr Rosalie Starzomski

PhD 1997

2017 Alumni Award of Distinction

2017 Partnership Award Winners

Shelagh Smith

BASc 1950, MSN 1982

2017 Donor Partnership Award

Vancouver Foundation

2017 Community Partnership Award

2016 Nursing Award Winners:

YOUNG ALUMNI - Pauline Voon
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD - Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation

Previous winners are here