BSc (Chemistry), 1976
"I graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary School in 1970 and then attended SFU from Sept 1970 until May 1976 having taken one year off after second year to travel and then make some money to go back to finish my degree. I graduated with a first Class Honours degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics.
Following graduation, I obtained a teaching position for 6 months at King Edward College and then moved to Capilano College (as it was then called) to continue teaching Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in the Adult Education Department. I was head of the department for several years and we started 3 satellite programs in Sechelt, Squamish and Mount Currie.
I became discontent with teaching and, as I had always wanted to go into medicine, I applied for and was accepted into the UBC medical school. I started in September 1982 and graduated in 1986. I did a one year rotating internship at St Paul’s Hospital to complete my requirements in 1987.
I started my practice in Surrey in 1988 and have been an active member of the community and hospital ever since. I have a general practice but do a fair bit of maternity, pediatrics and sports medicine. I am the Vice Chief of Obstetrics at Surrey Memorial Hospital and organize any and all trainees that wish to do training in Obstetrics at Surrey. I am a clinical assistant Professor in the UBC department of medicine and I am site faculty for Assessment and Evaluation for our UBC Family Practice residency program at the Surrey-South Fraser site which started 4 years ago . I am a founding board member for the Surrey North Delta Division of FP and am the vice chair and lead physician on several projects.
I have a keen interest in sports and, in particular, soccer. I played for almost 30 years but had a career ending injury. I was on the medical staff of the Vancouver Whitecaps (Women’s Team) from 2004 to 2012 and I went with the Women’s U20 National team to the CONCACAF qualifying rounds in Mexico and to the World Cup in Chile in 2008 as the team doctor. I was on the Tsawwassen Soccer Club executive starting in 2003 after I started coaching in1998. I was the U 14-U18 girls coordinator then the referee Sceduler for 2 years and then the field scheduler for 4 years. It is my passion for soccer that allowed me to carry the torch in the 2010 Olympics!"
- Written by the Faculty of Science