Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

Left to Right: David Patrick, Director, School of Population and Public Health; Lindsay Gordon, Donor (Chancellor, UBC); Nadine Caron, Co-Director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health; Elder Larry Grant, Musqueam First Nation; Arvind Gupta, President, UBC; Linc Kesler, Director, First Nations House of Learning; Ellie Parton, Medical Student, UBC; Martin Schechter, Co-Director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health; Rudy and Patricia North, Donors; Wayne Christian, Chief, Splatsin First Nation. Photo credit: Martin Dee

June 2, 2015 – The University of British Columbia celebrated two $1 million gifts — from Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon, and from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North — to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, on June 1, 2015.

Inspirational address

Ellie Parton

Ellie Parton
Photo credit: Martin Dee

At the announcement, Ellie Parton, Kwakwaka’wakw, a third-year medical student at UBC, spoke about the challenges she overcame to get into medical school and on the positive impacts the donations will have on students like herself, including their communities. Her presentation runs from 9:43 to 16:00 in the video below.

Learn more: Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of aboriginal health providers
Related: UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule
About the Centre: Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health website.

See the video of the announcement below.

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