Nursing Alumna Sara Eftekhar (BSN '13, Dip Ed '14) worked as a Community Health Nurse in Egypt during the Egyptian revolution and uprising providing primary health care to refugees. In addition, she independently developed health education workshops for refugees. Her efforts led to the first sustainable health education program for refugees in the country and it continues to thrive to this day. Sara is now a Research Nurse within the Hyperbaric Unit at Vancouver General Hospital.
For Doug Dean (BASc '78, PhD '85), the appeal of extreme alpinism, a hobby since his UBC undergrad, is its unpredictable outcome. Uncertainty abounds, a situation which also characterized the day-to-day challenges of his 30-year career as a biomedical engineer. Working for several top global pharmaceutical companies, Dean helped oversee the manufacture of new drug compounds deemed pesky and difficult to produce. He also helped improve drug quality by ensuring intelligent steps are taken to mitigate risk.
Find out what Kim Smith's (BArch '84) project she is most proud of and why the project was important to her. Kim is currently co-owner and principal at Blue Sky Architecture.