The first Spaghetti for Six

The first small, once-a-month group dinner called Spaghetti for Six took place at the dental school on Thursday, October 29, 2015.

It was hosted by alumnus Asef Karim DMD 1999, Dip Ortho 2013. With five dental students from all four years, the conversation flowed freely with many life-after-school topics discussed such as mentorships, associateships, interacting with patients and giving back to the profession. One student remarked, “It was a 10 out of 10 experience.” Asef writes that it was “a pleasure to be involved.”

Pictured clockwise around the dinner table from bottom left: Tanner Dobson, second-year dental student; Melissa Erasmu, fourth-year dental student; Asef Karim, alumnus host; Kelsey Fairbairn, third-year dental student; Daphne Che, first-year dental student; and Dylan Olver, fourth-year dental student.

Pictured clockwise around the dinner table from bottom left: Tanner Dobson, second-year dental student; Melissa Erasmus, fourth-year dental student; Asef Karim, alumnus host; Kelsey Fairbairn, third-year dental student; Daphne Chen, first-year dental student; and Dylan Olver, fourth-year dental student.

About Spaghetti for Six

Spaghetti for Six is an opportunity for alumni to connect with students.

They are small group dinners at the dental school hosted by an alumnus who shares his or her insights and experiences over the dinner table with five dental students who also share what it is like to be a student these days.

By sitting down over small group dinners once a month, new connections are made, some myths debunked, and maybe even some tall stories shared.

Dinner is on us—UBC Dentistry!

If you are interested in being an alumni host, write a note to Rosemary Casson, Manager, Alumni Engagement, at alumni@dentistry.ubc.ca